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Katay na! Congress moves to use ABS-CBN frequency for televised DepEd lectures

A lawmaker already has plans for ABS-CBN’s TV and radio frequencies just days after the denial of a new franchise.

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has filed a resolution seeking to use the frequency assigned vacated by ABS-CBN as the government’s platform for distance learning for the coming school year.

This is seen as an alternative for public school students who don’t have access to online or digital lectures.

“Exhausting all possible delivery modes such as the use of untapped television and radio frequencies as those vacated by ABS-CBN is important in keeping students engaged,” the proposed measure said.

“The unused frequencies may also be used for information on Covid-19 prevention and control, risk reduction and preparedness,”
Villafuerte said.

Villafuerte was one of the 70 lawmakers
voted to deny ABS-CBN’s application for a fresh 25-yeqr mandate.

The Department of Education earlier proposed TV and radio broadcasts to share lectures especially in far-flung areas.

Villafuerte said the channel 2 frequency would specifically help residents in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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