Naglabas ng pahayag ang GMA Network hinggil sa lumalabas na balitang pagbili diumano ng business tycoon na si Manny V. Pangilinan—kilala rin sa tawag na MVP—sa Kapuso network.
Kahapon, January 5, sa Bizz Buzz column ng Inquirer.net—na may pamagat na "Third Time Lucky?"—sinasabing nasa “nearing completion” na ang pagbili ng PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.) sa GMA Network.
Si MVP ang chairman ng PLDT.
Ayon pa rito, nagkasundo na raw ang dalawang kampo na bibilhin ng PLDT ang GMA sa halagang P48 billion.
"After being revived late last year, word went around that the deal for the PLDT group’s acquisition of GMA Network Inc. was nearing completion.
"In fact, the buzz reached a frenzy just before Christmas week when information surfaced that both parties had agreed on a price of P48 billion for a lock-stock-and-barrel deal for the country’s second largest broadcast firm.”
Matatandaang inamin ni MVP noong 2012 na interesado siyang bilhin ang Kapuso network.
Ngunit pinabulaanan ng GMA Network ang naturang report.
Ayon sa GMA: “The Company prefers not to comment on a speculative article based from an unnamed source. Furthermore, the Company is unaware of any agreement having been reached as mentioned in the said article.”
DISCLOSURE. Ang tugon ng network ay ipinahayag sa isang disclosure sa Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) ngayong araw, January 6, Lunes.
Ang paglilinaw ng GMA ay isinumite sa PSE ni Ayahl Ari Augusto P. Chio, GMA Vice President for Investor Relations and Compliance.
Inilabas ng GMA ang disclosure sa PSE alinsunod sa Securities Regulation Code Rule 17 (SEC Form 17-C) at Section 4.4 ng Revised Disclosure Rules.
Sa Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Securities Regulation Code, nakasaad sa Rule 17.1 nito, na may titulong Reportorial Requirements at sa ilalim ng Public and Reporting companies:
“A current report on SEC Form 17-C, as may be necessary, to make a full, fair and accurate disclosure to the public of every material fact or event that occurs which would reasonably be expected to affect the investors’ decisions in relation to those securities.
"In the event a news report appears in the media involving an alleged material event, a current report shall be made within the period prescribed herein in order to clarify the said news item which may create public speculation if not officially denied or clarified by the concerned company."