THE country together with the world press celebrated the billionaires of the Philippines recently.
And why not, so we may all know of their successes, right? Or at least drool over their monies identified.
With reference to one of the more infamous characters known as a Pacman with no reference to the professional boxer, is there not a law that prohibits a monopoly for broadcast TV and the presses.
Assuming there is no regulation, shouldn’t there be one? Is this not anti-trust?
The senate is set to tackle this bill to regulate theft and monopolies but till the day it ascends to a republic act we need to be vigilant to stop the manipulation of the rich and powerful to get even richer with absolute power.
He who’s name will not be mentioned is known in the industry to have purchased as announced on media the gargantuan major TV network GMA7. It is common knowledge he already controls TV networks ABC5 and IBC13 and a slew of major print broadsheets namely the Inquirer, the Star and the Business World.
With GMA7 TV network up his sleeve to tow the line for media, who can negate public opinion as he calls it? Now all we need do, to get the news, is to ask the “man” right? He has become all powerful, absolute if anything and uncontestable because he controls media as we know it today.
Public opinion will be controlled and perceptions managed towards personal interests. Business lobbying will be coherent and unstoppable for those who are connected. No administration will be able to stand or contest this power.
Now didn’t we just read of the scandals that have recently rocked the British media with Rupert Murdock at the helm? His caliber however encompasses the world media from Australia to the Americas.
Should we allow his slippery lawyers to skirt the spirit of the laws of the land to place him at the helm?
He who’s name will not be mentioned need not run for president or chief justice, he will be more authoritative and feared by many administration to come.
Now if you are not alarmed, you should be. He suffers obviously from survivor ego negating the misery of the common folk with our inequitable distribution of wealth keeping us from any sustainable growth.
At the rate he is expanding his influence and powers, next stop would be the banks – so beware the rich that are already comfortable in their industry, you are prime targets.
The Central Bank as we know it will likewise be under his control. The business acumen and the financial wizards that have successfully syndicated the broadcast take-over need to be applauded for a job well done.
The “barbarians at the gate” have forced entry and we are willing subjects for the manipulation for a singly person authority and Indonesia – shame on them.
They need to realize one day they will fall prey for these acts of seeming success only for their children and grand children to suffer, unless of course these businessmen, financial wizards and lawyers will leave the country for good to become citizens of some other country.
Come to think off it, this may already be the case. Should he be the all-powerful Filipino, it is because the majorities that rule our country have stood by to watch it happen only to rally again and again not knowing what they do (let us not forget the red flags that are waved in rallies forever).