The ABS riddle

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Published February 15, 2020, 12:11 AM

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By JULLIE Y. DAZA

Jullie Y. Daza

How do you solve a problem like ABS-CBN?

Too big to fail? Too powerful to tempt a President’s “displeasure”?

That last word, displeasure, was Secretary Sal Panelo’s in describing DU30’s three-year-old pain-in-the-neck with the broadcast giant. And so it has come to this, 11,000 employees facing unemployment, the dismantling of a lucrative business both local and global that’s an industry in itself, and, scariest of all, the thought that PRRD’s allies in Congress will give him what he wants.

If you consult five lawyers, you get seven answers. How about outsmarting a Rubik’s cube?

Of all people, who’d expect the President’s messenger to tone down the rhetoric? Last week,  Sec Panelo advised

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