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A New Owner Of ‘Philippine Daily Inquirer’ Could Be Good News For Duterte

Ramon Ang is known for diversifying San Miguel Corp., which he runs, as well as for his sometimes pointed personal opinions.

But Ang’s most recent move, entering talks to personally buy a controlling interest in the Inquirer Group, one of the Philippines’ biggest media firms and publisher of its most-read broadsheet, has raised eyebrows.

Criticism from Duterte 

Earlier this year the Philippine Daily Inquirer came under intense public criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has railed against what he considers unfair, biased and inaccurate reporting on his administration and its war on drugs.

“Inquirer, you are bulls—,” Duterte said at an oath-taking of government officials in March.

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