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Dec 4, 2019 @ 17:09

With no go-signal from Duterte, House sits on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal for 2019

 

ABS-CBN will have to wait next year to see if Congress will finally tackle its bid for a 25-year franchise renewal.

Duterte declares death of ABS-CBN despite ‘begging’ from Lopezes: I’ll see to it you’re out!

House legislative franchise committee chairman and Palawan Rep. Franz Alvarez said bills to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise won’t be discussed until Congress adjourns session on December 20 for the holiday break.

House to give Lopezes chance to air their “side” in ABS-CBN franchise renewal hearing: Baka mali ‘yung nag-accuse

“Wala na po naka-schedule na committee hearing for the year,” he told CNN Philippines in a text message Wednesday (December 4).

Save our jobs: ABS-CBN employees make emotional appeal to Congress to rescue franchise

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (December 3) renewed his threat that ABS-CBN’s franchise won’t be renewed.

ABS-CBN shares slide as uncertainties over its franchise mount

The network’s franchise is set to expire on March 30, 2020.

“If you are expecting na ma-renew ‘yan (franchise), I am sorry. I will see to it that you are out,” Duterte said in a speech in Malacañang.

The President has repeatedly criticized the network for its alleged bias against him and its failure to air his political ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections.

At least five bills have been filed in the 18th Congress seeking to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise.

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