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Kuwentong kutsero? Eric Yap can’t say who’s behind alleged P200-M bribe try for ABS-CBN

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ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap on Thursday (July 9) suddenly clammed up on his allegation that a supposed emissary from ABS-CBN offered him P200 million in exchange for voting in favor of the network’s franchise application.

Yap, a close friend of presidential son and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte, denied ABS-CBN was behind the supposed offer. He, however, said he didn’t verify where the supposed phone call to him came from.

“Di ko po sinasabi galing sa ABS-CBN yun,” Yap said. “May isang tao nagpakilala lang na emisaryo siya ng ABS-CBN. At ako po ay hindi ko naman vinerify yun dahil, siyempre, saan ka nakakita ng tumawag sa iyo out of the blue and then, nag-offer ng 200M ‘pag ako bumoto ng Yes?”

The lawmaker, a member of the House legislative franchises committee, said the call he received may be no different from text scams.

“Eto po ay hindi verified. May mga nagpapanggap lang, sa tingin ko po kasi, uso ngayon ‘yung text eh; may nagte-text nanalo ka ng P1 million, ng load pero peke pala,” he said.

Yap had filed with Duterte a resolution last May seeking a congressional probe on ABS-CBN’s alleged violations of its franchise.

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