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House dumps ABS-CBN’s provisional franchise bill

 

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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

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

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

Senators divided over ABS-CBN franchise bill hearings

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

ABS-CBN TEMPORARY FRANCHISE RECALLED

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House reconsiders 2nd reading approval of ABS-CBN franchise bill

The House of Representatives on Monday reconsidered its second reading approval of a measure seeking to grant broadcast giant ABS-CBN a provisional franchise valid until Oct. 31, 2020.During the plenary session, Deputy Majority Leader Wilter Palma moved to recall the passage of House… Read More