Congress can pass ABS-CBN franchise if Duterte certifies it as urgent – lawmaker

President Rodrigo Duterte has been vocal about his distaste for ABS-CBN over its failure to air his 2016 campaign ads and has vowed to put the TV network out of business.

2/17/2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has been vocal about his distaste for ABS-CBN over its failure to air his 2016 campaign ads and has vowed to put the TV network out of business.

President Rodrigo Duterte has been vocal about his distaste for ABS-CBN over its failure to air his 2016 campaign ads and has vowed to put the TV network out of business.

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation to get a fresh 25-year franchise as Congress can rush its approval before its expiry on March 30 if he certifies it as urgent. PBA party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles, who sits in the House panel that handles legislative franchises, said Congress can approve the renewal of ABS-CBN’s new franchise in their remaining 15 session days before they adjourn for a seven-week break in March if Duterte moves to expedite its passage. “If the President certifies it as urgent, then yes, sapat ang 15 days (15 days is enough.) But if the President will not certify the bills as urgent, then hindi sapat ang 15 days (15 days is not enough,)” Nograles told CNN Philippines on Monday. However, he concedes that Duterte — who has been vocal about his distaste for ABS-CBN over its failure to air his 2016 campaign ads and has vowed to put the TV network out of business — may not certify bills seeking the renewal of its franchise as urgent. Eleven bills for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise are still sitting with the House Committee on Legislative Franchises chaired by Palawan 1st District Rep. Franz “Chicoy” Alvarez, and the House leadership is adamant that it will not rush into conducting hearings on these measures. “We do not see the urgency of a hearing at this point. It will be tedious, contentious, and it threatens to drain the momentum that has allowed the 18th Congress to accomplish so much,” House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said on Facebook . Nograles said Cayetano has repeatedly assured them that they will hear the bills on ABS-CBN’s franchise, but has never said when this would happen. Cayetano has told reporters that they can conduct hearings on the TV network’s franchise — two months after its franchise expires. “Something is getting stuck somewhere. The question is why?” political analyst Dindo Manhit told CNN Philippines. Critics have said the House is merely following Duterte’s wishes — a claim that lawmakers have denied . “President Duterte, while he has spoken many times against ABS-CBN, he has also many times said that he will leave it to Congress. So there is that independence,” Nograles said. Issues vs ABS-CBN can be raised in hearings Nograles said 90 lawmakers from the House have expressed their willingness to conduct a hearing on the ABS-CBN franchise, which he said would be the proper venue to raise issues hounding the TV network, including Duterte’s complaints against it. If there’s really a complaint on any business who has a franchise, then let it be out in the public. Let there be debates and discussions about it and ask ABS-CBN to answer,” Manhit said. For martial law-era Public Information Minister Francisco “Kit” Tatad, there is a need for people to know what “sins” ABS-CBN has committed against the public and that the appropriate penalties should be meted out. “We have to know as citizens of this Republic why an important medium of free speech is being denied its right to operate,” Tatad, a former senator, said. Ahead of any action by the House on the ABS-CBN franchise, the Senate will hold its first hearing on the matter on February 27, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel"Migz" Zubiri said. Senate Grace Poe, who heads the public services committee, told reporters Monday that they seek to independently tackle the franchise issues, even if their House colleagues are yet to calendar a hearing on the matter. Poe conceded, however, that their hearings on ABS-CBN's franchise would be all for nothing if the House continues to sit on the counterpart measures. Congress in hotseat ABS-CBN’s broadcasting franchise is not the only thing hanging in the balance. The renewal of the legislative franchises of its communications subsidiary ABS-CBN Convergence and Sky Cable, which it partly owns, are also pending. Aside from a battle in Congress, ABS-CBN is also facing another challenge before the Supreme Court, where Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a Read more: CNN Philippines

Please karma make your presence felt. Now na! Excuse me, kayo ay binoto at sumasahud gling sa mga taxes ng mga tao. Hindi sa poong ninyo. Mga wala kayong awa sa 11 thousand na mawalang ng hanap buhay What is missing here, during Pnoy Admin ABSCBN lobbied for its renewal but was responded with remove Ted and Kabayan. So there.

He is clearly abusing his power here. Shameful indeed. YesToShutdownabscbn To Congress: magkuyakoy nlang kayo. And if these 11000 people become jobless, and asked all of you what have u done? KUYAKOY is the answer. And its always been.. Wala daw personalan, trabaho lang. Charotera ka sir Pag ba di narenew ang abs eh damay ang converge and skycable? Kasi lahat na ata ng cable binili ng abs eh from home to destiny. Kalaban nalang nila yung cignal. Imagine mo pati cable n converge internet wala. That would be weird n historic. Interesting.

$$$$$$$? Kung gaano,ok englisin ko,however high you fly now is how strong when you fall,and fall you will with a very strong bang,duggong. THE RISE AND FALL OF ROMAN EMPIRE THE EVILS OF HITLER ON 6M JEWS THE CARICATURE OF IDI AMIN THE ECHOES OF MARCOS DICTATORSHIP YOU,BE NEX.... Bakit ba lahat sa gobyerno masyadong sunud-sunuran kay Dutae? May sariling kapangyarihan nmn ang Kongreso.

Zarate, Lagman: Congress will violate Constitution if it allows ABS-CBN to operate without franchiseA “dubious empty bag” is what the leadership of the House of Representatives has offered to embattled ABS-CBN Corporation if the former will not reconsider its current stand not to hear the broadcast giant’s application for franchise renewal. Lawmaking is not a contractual obligation of Congress to any private entity bcoz the legislature is a Constitutional body. So, lawmakers can't be sued for damages due to non-approval of a bill. Lawmaking is a political act imbued with public interest and voter representation.

Personal Vendetta is the main reason why Duterte is against ABS-CBN’s Franchise Renewal. PDU30 want his cronies to takeover ABS-CBN. What if ABS-CBN will close it for 2 years wait till PDU30 term finish & open it again and file suit to Duterte for damages Yasss They will not move without order of their evil darth lord

Hindi naman kailangan si DU30. It’s your prerogative. Di lang kayo magkasundo ng ABS-CBN Isara na ang abs na swapang sa pera kaya pala kung mag offer sila sa artista malaking pera hindi pala nagbabayad ng tax😡 Naman, di na nga pinalabas yung binayaran na Ads, pagkatapos balasubasin ang pinalabas yung mga bata na black propaganda ni Stella para masira kandidatora nya. Sino di magagalit? Baka kung si Panot, di lang 'distaste', cancelled pa, kagaya ng ginawa nya sa Laguna Dredging.

ayan.. KARMA Yes to closure. FckFatDaisy This news article is full of misleading statements. Why is Congress insisting on this ABS-CBN. Does Congress care about the people? They care about the Lopez family.

Solons demand House action on ABS-CBN franchiseCongressmen criticized on Sunday the supposed plan of the House leadership to let the effectivity of broadcast giant ABS-CBN's current operating franchise expire before acting on pending bills to renew the franchise for another 25 years. P50 million per Congressman can create a LOT of noise. We are now witnessing in action the luridly close partnership between Congress and the oligarchy. IStandWithABSCBN NoToABSCBNShutDown Lobbyists. 🍌🐒💩

So, di sila makapag decide kung ire renew ung franchise or hindi? Ano ba naman yan. Ano pang silbi ng legislative branch ng pamahalaan kung naghihintay lang sila ng desisyon ng executive branch?

‘It’s about time’: Vilma Santos hinirit ang pagtalakay sa ABS-CBN franchise billsIsa pa tong dutertard not a priority this time kasi sa 2022 na dahil may Presidential elections. PersonalInterest

Drilon urges House to act on ABS-CBN franchise renewalSenate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Saturday called on the House of Representatives to act on the legislative franchise of broadcast company ABS-CBN. Drilon think he can dictate on the HOR..Telling them how to do their job..In the senate he dont have that power as their LP are not even the official senate minority..He is only grandstanding to attract the fools votes..The current LP senators are powerless and irrelevant.. Support Kapamilya❤💚💙 Yes to ABS-CBN Renewal of franchise! NoToABSCBNShutDown IStandWithABSCBN

Poe to solons: If ABS-CBN franchise deemed extended, put it in writing or declare itSenator Grace Poe said if indeed ABS-CBN may still continue to operate until 2022, it would be better if lawmakers would confirm it by putting it to writing, or at least declare it verbally. | khallareINQ khallareINQ Yawa kang poeta ka!!!! Nangarag ka sa abscbn franchise. Pero sa emergency power wa pake. Litsi! Puro pansariling interest lang inaatupag nyo SenGracePOE khallareINQ Soul-searching daw!!! Corporations have no Soul to punish. khallareINQ Closure is never a better solution to problems, if any. They can do something positive but they opted to be negative. Seeing a clear abuse of power for one's vested interest. Bad politics is not as rewarding as good morality.

8 ABS-CBN docus make it as 2020 New York Festivals finalistsCongrats jeffcanoy Congrats mylabs! Galing talaga hihi jeffcanoy Congrats in advance....



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