TV network started by Marcos-allied tycoon raises concerns about politicisation of media

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr gave first solo interview on local TV with his goddaughter Toni Gonzaga on the network. PHOTO: TONI GONZAGA STUDIO’S YOUTUBE
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Concerns have been raised about politics influencing media coverage under the government of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr following the soft launch of a new television network owned by Filipino billionaire and former senator Manny Villar.

The free-to-air broadcast AllTV went live for the first time on Sept 13 on the frequency that media giant ABS-CBN lost in 2020 under former president Rodrigo Duterte.

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