ABS-CBN workers, backers ready caravan to House to press for new franchise

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ABS-CBN employees and supporters will troop to the House of Representatives early on Thursday to press lawmakers to approve a new 25-year franchise.

No schedule had been set for House members to vote on the bill granting a new franchise to ABS-CBN, which has sat in the lower chamber of Congress for months without action. It is uncertain still if the bill would pass the committee level.The NTC issued the cease and desist order after the network’s franchise lapsed on May 4.

Calida, however, warned the NTC against giving ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate as it would be usurping Congress’ power to issue franchises.NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios had said in an interview over ABS-CBN’s radio station dzMM that the order was issued because of “questions” on the validity of ABS-CBN’s franchise, which was the subject of Calida’s petition at the Supreme Court.

 

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vote yes to shutdown!! its easy to troop kc sure naman sa dami taong hirap ngayon sasama yan 💰💴💵💸💷 lang katapat nyan

Laban! IbalikAngABSCBN ForeverKapamilya VoteYEStoABSCBN YesToABSCBNFranchise WeAppealAsOne

Hahahahahahaha.... mayganyang din ang shutdownabscbn

Tax avoidance scheme ng Abs et al. 🤔

praying for the station.sana mali ang manila times in saying abs-cbn doomed. ABSCBNFranchise VoteYESforABSCBN

Kung ano Ang pinag gagawa nila for the past years..more worst kung Grant pa Ang franchise,, Your out ABS CBN,, you violated the Law..

Kong pwd Lang din ako. Hmmp prayer nalng po.. 💙❤️💚

Without any legal grounds to bar the franchise renewal of the network, Congress must move to grant ABS-CBN their due.

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