‘Shaping national consciousness:’ TUA comms dep't urges Congress to renew ABS-CBN franchise
“ABS-CBN has been in our national consciousness for many decades now, and this network has contributed in the shaping of the values and aspirations of the Trinitian Community as well as the Filipino citizenry through its programs, shows, and reporting. A national life without ABS-CBN, or an individual life in the absence of this network, is a dark age of the mind and spirit,” the school department said in a statement.
“We urge the members of the House of Representatives, who by democratic definition, are our supposed representatives, to speak for our desires and aspirations, as well as our concerns in all aspects of our social and political life, to act reasonably and dignified in representing our fight for democracy, as well as all the tenets of our freedoms as enshrined in our Bill of Rights as citizens and builders of this nation,” it added.
Read the full statement here: Online news website Rappler, the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), and the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines have backed ABS-CBN after Solicitor General Jose Calida sought to void the company's franchise via a "quo warranto" petition.
It has also gained support from reporters covering Malacañang, the defense, police, the Senate and business beats.In seeking to invalidate ABS-CBN's franchise, the government's top lawyer, Jose Calida, accused the company of "highly abusive practices."
ABS-CBN, however, insists it is compliant with all the laws governing its franchise and has secured necessary permits for its business operations. "We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN," the company said.
President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly pledged he would stop the broadcast operations of ABS-CBN, which drew his anger for allegedly refusing to air his campaign ad during the 2016 presidential campaign. In December, Duterte even urged the owners of ABS-CBN to just sell the company, saying he would "see to it that you're out." But Malacañang on Tuesday distanced itself from Calida's moves, saying "the President has nothing to do with it.Read more: ABS-CBN News »
That's not gonna happen because you're using a word that almost sounds like conscience.
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.
Congress can pass ABS-CBN franchise if Duterte certifies it as urgent – lawmakerPresident 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. 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? 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. Yes to closure.
Drilon files joint resolution to extend franchise of ABS-CBN to end of 2022Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Monday filed a joint resolution that seeks to extend the franchise of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation up to the end of 2022. Matulog ka na lang sa senado gago ka baboy ka!
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. 🍌🐒💩
Poe’s panel to start tackling ABS-CBN franchise renewalThe Senate public services committee will start its hearing on the franchise of ABS-CBN as bills seeking its renewal for another 25 years remain pending at the House of Representatives. | CMRamosINQ
Drilon files resolution extending ABS-CBN franchise until 2022Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has filed a resolution extending the franchise of ABS-CBN until December 31, 2022. | MAgerINQ MAgerINQ Mabuti na yung may pinanghahawakang kasulatan, baka magkaroon ng military takeover gaya ng ginawa nila dati sa ABS noong panahon ng Martial law. MAgerINQ Totoo ba yung behest loans na written-off daw? Di ninyo ba talakayin? Hmmm cabinet sec dati yata siya nun ni Pres. Cory. MAgerINQ No more extention just wait the result of quo Warranto.. %