UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) – The Philippines Senate minority bloc has proposed an investigation into the planned airing of Chinese shows in a state-run television network.
Six senators recently filed Resolution No. 780 urging the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media to probe the Tagalog-dubbed Chinese shows set for airing in People’s Television Network (PTV) in August.
The resolution says the plan may be “an insidious agenda” to promote the Chinese Communist Party propaganda.
It also says airing the Chinese shows “signifies the clear and present danger of Chinese domination in the Philippines.”
On June 13, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua revealed the plan which was dubbed “DreamWorks made in China.”
Zhao said the project, reportedly sanctioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, will help Filipinos “better understand China.”