Cayetano willing to be jailed for ABS-CBN's provisional permit

Senator Ping Lacson says the National Telecommunications Commission could be charged with usurpation or unlawful use of authority if it grants ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate without a franchise.


Senator Ping Lacson says the National Telecommunications Commission could be charged with usurpation or unlawful use of authority if it grants ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate without a franchise.

Senator Ping Lacson says the National Telecommunications Commission could be charged with usurpation or unlawful use of authority if it grants ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate without a franchise.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27)— House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday stood by his move seeking the issuance of a provisional permit for ABS-CBN to continue operating pending the renewal of its franchise.Cayetano said asking the National Telecommunications Commission to grant ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate while Conrgess has yet to decide on its franchise renewal bid is the"most unquestionable" step to take. Those who disagree could take the case to the Supreme Court, Cayetano said, adding that he is ready to face the consequences.

"Kung may makukulong sa ABS-CBN dahil nagbobroadcast sila habang naghihearing kami, sasamahan ko sila sa kulungan. Ikulong niyo na rin ako dahil ako nakapirma sa sulat e," Cayetano said in a chance interview with reporters.[Translation: If someone from ABS-CBN will be imprisoned for broadcasting while we are conducting a hearing, I will join them in jail. Put me in prison as well because I signed the letter.]

Cayetano concurred with theletter sent by House Committee on Legislative Franchises chair Franz Alvarez to the NTCon Wednesday. They enjoined the regulator to allow ABS-CBN to stay on air even after its franchise expires on May 4 until such time that the Congress decides on its application for another 25-year franchise. NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios said they are now studying their response.

Illegal move?In a separate media briefing on Thursday, Senator Panfilo"Ping" Lacson said the only way for ABS-CBN to keep its operations is to secure a congressional franchise, and anything other than that would violate the law.Lacson said a case can be filed against NTC for usupration or unlawful use of authority if it allows ABS-CBN to operate beyond the expiration of its franchise.

"Wala akong nakikitang remedyo kapag walang(I do not see any other remedy without a) legislative franchise," Lacson stressed. He agrees with former Chief Justice Renato Puno who– based on a 2003 Supreme Court decision.Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, however, told CNN Philippines that the ruling penned by Puno

does not apply to ABS-CBN's situationsince the petitioner in the previous case, unlike the media giant, did not have an existing franchise or pending franchise application before Congress.Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, in an opinion to the NTC said broadcast entities previously granted franchises are considered"qualified applicants" and can therefore be given provisional authority to operate while the bills for the renewal of their franchises remain pending with Congress.

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That would be a great day Congress can't order an office under the President. Only the courts could do that. RenatoM95834909 Mr.Cayetano,tsk,tsk,tsk.Pa-hero effect. Sus parrot. Sirang sira na credibility mo. Sira na tuktok nitong si Cayetano... Ang linaw linaw ng batas eh... Walang prangkisa walang operation... Expired na prangkisa bawal mag operate.... Yung jeep, uv express etc... nga pag wala ng prangkisa bawal na bumiyahe.

Pakulong ka nalang, puro ka lang naman pa bida🤣 kung tinatalakay nyo na kasi issue, gago ka kasi ABSCBNFranchise So now magiging hero pa ng ABS-CBN si Cayetano? Edi wow! Hahaha. Mas okay sa amin kung gawin niya mabuti trabaho niya sa kongreso kaso tamad eh lol kobe pa more!

Cayetano says critics using budget, ABS-CBN franchise issues to oust himYesToReplaceCayetano Magbotohan sa KAMARA kung may confidence ang mga kongresista sa pamumuno nya. Nang mag kaalaman na.🤡 Wag nya na ibida yung SEA GAMES na walang kinalaman sa Speakership nya.🤡 And he's using his position power tripping speaker tinkerbelle.

Senators who attended hearing on ABS-CBN tell Cayetano they’re just doing their jobsSenators reminded House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday that they are just fulfilling their mandate when they participated in the recent Senate hearing on broadcast network ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal. Tandaan ang mga BalimbingSa2022 para sa mga Pro and DDS DU30 huwag iboto ang mga balimbing na ito 👊👊👊 YesToABSCBNShutdown No they’re not! But they probably got paid for it.😡😡👎👎 HOW they do their job is another thing.

Newbie senator Bong Go thinks Drilon's ABS-CBN reso reeks of politicking'Being a neophyte senator, he may not be aware of our tradition and our rules,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, a 4-time Senate president. Why is 'newbie' relevant to the headline? Might as well call Drilon 'veteran'. Stop slanting headlines and let the editorials stay in the editorials section. noob being senator but expert in fooling people Ang hirap ng kulang ang alam.

SC is final arbiter in ABS-CBN franchise issue – LacsonThere is no changing the reality that the Supreme Court (SC) will decide if violations of the franchise law were committed and if Congress has the power to grant or deny the franchise. Now that the Senate has concluded its own investigation, dapat hinto ang komentaryo at salita na ng mga myembro ng Senado at pabayaan na ang Mababang Kongreso at Korte Suprema na magpasiya tungkol sa Prankisa ng ABS-CBN!

Resolution on ABS-CBN operations needs further study – SottoMANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III thinks passing a resolution to authorize the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to let ABS-CBN continue its operations pending its

Zarate insists: NTC can give ABS-CBN interim license to persist operationsMANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) can grant broadcast giant ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate while its main franchise is yet to lapse, House Deputy NAMercadoINQ Star craft cheat : SHOW ME THE MONEY Bayad Mun : SHOW ME THE MONEY NAMercadoINQ WRONG!!!! Jurisprudence says NO. NAMercadoINQ YODA: Oh! Bend the law you will?

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