As she narrated in a Facebook thread, Villa said that she has decided to refuse any offer, because "I think they are not serious about what they promised, and with what's happening lately, I think I will be more effective outside."
Recalling the discussions between her and Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar, Villa wrote: "After stringing for BBC in Davao, when Duterte was elected but not installed yet, Rico Hizon of BBC and I worked on INTV and we were promised a one on one, nothing came out of it. When I got back Martin Andanar called, I thought to apologize for standing us up, but no. He said, 'How would you like to head the news of PTV4?' So we met and agreed in principle to build a public info hub and I introduced my advocacy Tao Po, to make the government responsive to people's needs. He liked it he said, 'a responsive government.' But I had an earlier schedule to go to the U.S. for a month and we agreed no word to come out. He was invited by Karen Davila [on Headstart] where he hinted an ex-ABS-CBN executive will take on PTV4. I was deluged with messages, inquiries, applications for work, emails on what is wrong with PTV4 (madaming ghost employees, corruption etc.). When I returned, I messaged Martin and he said, 'I've been lobbying for you.' So I said, 'huh?' Anyway, I still said, 'If your plan to build a public news source is still on, I'll be glad to help in anyway I can in any capacity. It's my advocacy.' But until now, no word so I have decided to refuse any offer, because I think they are not serious about what they promised, and with what's happening lately, I think I will be more effective outside."
Media Newser Philippines, citing a report by the Inquirer, reported in June that Villa would be joining the state-owned television network.