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A video came out claiming that GMA Network lost almost P30 million in potential revenue after more than ten advertisers supposedly pulled out their placements when former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. chose not to participate in The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews. This is false.

The erroneous social media post bore the headline: “JUST IN: Matapos I-DECLINE ni BBM ANG INTERVIEW| JESICA (sic) SOHO KINARMA| P28.7 MILLION-ADS NAGBACK-OUT (After BBM declines the interview| Jessica Soho hit by karma| ads worth P28.7 million pulled out)!!”

Its upload date was on Jan. 22, the same day the network aired the interview of broadcast journalist Jessica Soho with four presidential aspirants.

The allegation is “definitely not true,” said GMA Network in a response to VERA Files Fact Check.

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