(3rd UPDATE) 'Can anyone honestly say, after watching the coverage of the network during the 2010 and 2016 elections, that ABS-CBN did not take sides and favor any candidate?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Despite calls from fellow lawmakers and media groups, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano finds no urgency to tackle the bills seeking to renew for another 25 years the franchise of ABS-CBN, as he accused the media network of alleged unfair election coverage in 2010 and 2016.
“Let me just say that this practice is prohibited by law under the Fair Elections Act. To which the network must, and will be given a chance to respond,” the Taguig City-Pateros 1st District congressman added.the network of supposedly giving more airtime to other candidates during the campaign period.
him for not airing his paid political advertisements during the 2016 presidential campaign., which fielded former senator Manuel Villar Jr in the presidential race. Villar would later lose to Benigno Aquino III.Cayetano previously argued ABS-CBN could secure a provisional authority to operate from the National Telecommunications Commission instead while the 18th Congress has not adjourned sine die.
During the previous 17th and current 18th Congress under Duterte’s term, several bills have been re-filed to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise, but legislators are still sitting on the measures.Cayetano did not let Lagman's comment slide. In a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, the Speaker insisted he is"not stopping" deliberations on the ABS-CBN franchise in the House, then claimed Lagman was allegedly"eager to please" ABS-CBN.
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Shut down Malacañang! Nagpa-power trip lang pala etong c. Cayetano. Masyado ka ng papansin uy!! BAOg what a loser. 😂 Kung bias lang din usapan, balikan niyo coverage ng 2016 presidential debate ng Channel 5 kung saan affiliated si current cabinet member Martin Andanar, at saka niyo sabihing hindi part ng propaganda ni Tatay Digong lahat Yun?!
Oh, you don't say. This castrated puppy is desperate for Digong's endorsement in 2022. Ahhhh kaya pala 🤭😆 why only now idiots? years have passed... Paulit-ulit Rappler? 😒 I am sorry ABS CBN I don't sympathize with your propaganda. If you are saying the govt is not being fair, the people and the govt can also say you have not been fair. Journalism is supposed to be fair, but you are tainting it YELLOW. So, you deserve this dilemma.
Cayetano: Illegal for Senate to hold ABS-CBN franchise hearing ahead of HouseBut Senator Grace Poe says there's nothing wrong with the Senate pushing through with its hearing, since the upper chamber has done this in the past for bills on the national budget and tax hikes Syempre diktador ang mga dilawang senador. Walang constitution sa kanila. Mga dilawan gusto nilang diktahan ang gobyerno at ipilit ang gusto nila para e renew ang ABS CBN. Sino ngayon ang diktador?May pa press freedom pang nalalaman puro dakdak nman may kasama pang madadramang posts at pics ng mga artista pero wala namang simpleng manggagawa 😂😂😂 Who you? Who he? Outgoing Speaker of the House na siya divaaaa?
Inreliable... If ever... Sariking interes b ang paiiralin for the franchise... With ur statement... It shows that u will be impartial. Kung 2010 ka pang may HANASH sa buhay, bakit ka pa nagpafeature sa MMK? Bakit mo pa kinuhang official media partner sa SEAGAMES? Bakit todo akyat ka pa sa stage ng ABSCBN nung New Years countdown? Yung kakapalan ng mukha mo sana sa buhok mo na lang dinala. Gaganda ka pa ateng
grounds ba yon? ntc nag reregulate di ba, sakop ba ng ntc yun. parang technical, rate setting, coverage, frequency at emergency response lang ang pinaguusapan dito di yung opinyon na freedom of the press na So Villar is the one funding your rage? I didn’t notice any difference
Cayetano: Labag sa Saligang Batas ang pagdinig ng Senado sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBNtama... kaya useless yang pinag gagawa ni tra poe... Hoy Kaldero King! manahimik ka na lang kaya.. 😏 Bakit ayaw nyo na simulan trabaho nyo yan! Sabi mo after sea games until now di mo pa inaasikaso.. kasi nga ginigipit nyo mali ako mh iboto ka!
Viral photo of supposed 'abused' ABS-CBN employees with anti-corruption commissioner triggers questions - InteraksyonQuestions arose about the viral picture of supposed “abused” employees of ABS-CBN , a private entity, convening with a commissioner of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission. The picture was posted by blogger “Banat By,” a social media personality associated with another controversial figure, Mocha Uson. However, it was neither found on the social media accounts of the …
'Do your job,’ Palace tells Congress on ABS-CBN franchise renewalpinagtatakpan na naman ang Mahal na Poon.
Despite Go’s appeal, House to hear ABS-CBN franchise after it expiresNotwithstanding Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go’s prodding, the leadership of the House of Representatives is standing pat on its decision not to “prioritize” bills proposing the renewal of the ABS-CBN legislative franchise which is due to expire next month.
NTC seeks DOJ opinion on ABS-CBN franchise lapseThe Department of Justice (DOJ) has been asked by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for a legal opinion whether to allow or not ABS-CBN to operate once the network’s legislative franchise has lapsed and Congress has yet to act on its renewal. ABS-CBN is in deep legal troubles. (1) The quo warranto case, (2) allegation of irregularity in the passage of its franchise by House committee, (3) PDR issue, (4) non-airing of paid political ads of no less than Duterte, (5) non-regularization of its own workers. Anything more? The international cable tv operators also has their objection on ABS-CBN's cable business and black box for airing ppv when they are test broadcast only.