Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP

If Philippine tycoons are back in Duterte’s good books, what happened to ABS-CBN?

  • After coming to power in 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared he wanted to ‘destroy the oligarchs that are embedded in government’
  • He made peace with three tycoons who contributed to the Covid-19 fight, but sidelined the Lopez family – whose ABS-CBN network was forced off the air

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to three wealthy tycoons who he had previously threatened with arrest for economic crimes, thanking them for their help in the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
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