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Tom Villarin says ABS-CBN shutdown a complete deja vu

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President Rodrigo Duterte really takes after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, according to this politiko.

Former Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin called out how the Duterte administration’s shutdown of ABS-CBN was reminiscent of the events during martial law, when the Kapamilya channel was also forced to turn black for years.

“ABS-CBN shutdown taken from a Marcos playbook –– ‘The supporters say it shows the seriousness of (Marcos) determination to make the Philippines ‘a community of equals.’ The critics say it shows the making of a new oligarchy, dominated by the Marcoses,” he said, quoting a phrase from an old New York Times report from 1975.

Is it deja vu? He believes so.