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Duterte billionaire ally takes over shuttered TV network's assets

Manuel Villar, Philippines' richest man, expands media venture

The frequencies controlled by Manuel Villar's company were taken over from ABS-CBN, after it ran afoul of President Rodrigo Duterte. (Source photos by AFP/Jiji and Reuters) 

MANILA -- A company controlled by the family of Manuel Villar, the Philippines' richest man and an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte, has been allowed to take over the broadcast frequencies previously held by ABS-CBN, formerly the country's largest TV network.

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