House junks ABS-CBN’s provisional franchise bill


The House of Representatives has decided to abandon the proposed five-month provisional franchise for media giant ABS-CBN, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday.During the plenary session, Cayetano said the lower chamber would instead immediately proceed with the hearings for… Read More

Senators divided over ABS-CBN franchise bill

MANILA – As Senate hearing on several bills granting ABS-CBN Corporation a franchise began, several senators on Tuesday expressed their reservations over the constitutionality of the proceedings since the House of Representatives has yet to transmit its version to the upper chamber.The Senate… Read More

Sans franchise, ABS-CBN’s fate up to SC: Drilon

MANILA – With Congress adjourning sine die in six days, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the fate of ABS-CBN and of its 11,000 employees who face possible retrenchment in August lies with the Supreme Court (SC).”Ang pwedeng remedyo na lang ay yung kaso sa Korte Suprema. Yung… Read More

Palace distances from SC’s handling of ABS-CBN case

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday declined to issue any comment on the way the Supreme Court’s (SC) is handling the issue concerning the expired 25-year legislative franchise of broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corp.In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4, Presidential Spokesperson Harry… Read More

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