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Reporters who are trusting that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will end his deliberate blacklist of the business media after accepting office on June 30 are in for a mistake since he needs to take his promise with none of them around.

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Approaching Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday (June 20) said just the state-run PTV-4 and Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Television Malacanang (PBS-RTVM) will be permitted inside Malacañang for Duterte’s inauguration.

He refered to constrained space as the motivation behind why business media are not welcomed to Duterte’s oath-taking.

“Masikip lang talaga sa loob,” Andanar said, including that a different space will be set up where the media could screen the procedures.

Duterte will take his pledge under the steady gaze of Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes at the Rizal Hall, which has a limit of around 500.

He has asked his Cabinet Secretaries not to bring any of their relatives or extra visitors to the occasion since he needs to keep the issue little.

Duterte has quit confronting columnists since the early piece of June because of a global media guard dog gathering’s call for Filipino journalists to blacklist his question and answer sessions taking after the dubious comment he made about media killings.

His right hand, Bong Go, cited the incoming president as saying that he would blacklist the media if columnists would not scorn him.


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  1. Victorino Salazar

    Tama masikip, ako nga di na pupunta to give way to other important guest. I can witness thru FB at the comfort of my home sipping champagne. Tiyak walang wine kay Digong.

  2. alfonso g. aquino

    the reason that there is limited space is lame and stupid. media coverage was always given unlimited accommodations in past presidential inaugurations. this may lead to a suppression of the freedom of the press and the public’s right to unadulterated information. in the event that this will occur, you can be sure we’ll have a dictatorship in the works……….

  3. It will be a smooth transition without the biased media and other critics.

  4. Susan panesa

    Tama lng pra wala ng mraming dakdakan p itong mga media n ito sa fb nlng manonood OK n kming mga ofw jan at least live p. …

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