Wrong provision, wrong interpretation: 1987 Consti framer to solon who raised 50-year limit to ABSCBNfranchise
"Not only did he cite the wrong provision, but he also had a wrong interpretation of the wrong provision," lawyer Christian Monsod told ABS-CBN News. Monsod, who was part of the 1986 Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution, was reacting to statements made by SAGIP Party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta at the House of Representatives hearing on Tuesday. The solon read a position paper seeking to block ABS-CBN's bid for a new 25-year franchise.
Marcoleta said ABS-CBN should no longer be given a new franchise since it has operated for more than 50 years, supposedly beyond the limit set by the Constitution. WRONG PROVISIONThe lawmaker was referring to Article XII, Section 11 of the 1987 Constitution, which limits the duration of a franchise given to a public utility to no longer than 50 years.
"That section applies to a public utility and I don't think media is a public utility," Monsod said.A public utility, he explained, are companies that provide indispensable services to communities like water and electricity that the government had given them "natural monopolies."
"In other words, pag dalawa, sobra. Sayang ang investment...Because it takes a lot of investments e, di ba?" he said.(In other words, if there are 2, that's more than enough. Because it takes a lot of investments.)He pointed out that unlike other companies requiring a franchise, public utilities are given a longer term of 50 years, not just 25 years.
The House of Representatives in March approved on third and final reading a bill limiting the definition of public utility to power transmission and distribution, water distribution and sewage collection."Ang broadcasting, at least in the Philippines, there's no monopoly," Monsod said, pointing out that what applies to mass media entities instead is Article XVI, Section 11 of the Constitution.
The provision limits ownership and management of mass media to citizens of the Philippines or corporations wholly-owned by Filipinos.Unlike in public utilities, monopoly is either regulated or prohibited in mass media.The provision, however, is silent as to how long a franchise given to a mass media company can last.
"Maliwanag yung provision: Article XVI, Section 11, walang limit na maximum of 50 years, unlike in Article XII, Section 11," Monsod said.(The provision is clear: Article XVI, Section 11 does not impose 50-year limit, unlike in Article XII, Section 11 of the Constitution.)
WRONG INTERPRETATIONMonsod stressed that even assuming the provision on public utility applies, the 50-year franchise limit is not absolute."They're allowed to renew for another 50 years," he said, saying there are no limits as to the number of renewals.Read more: ABS-CBN News Channel »
50years limit sa prangkisa sa iisang frequency like channel 2 yan nmn ang sinabi ni marcoleta Nasa Congress sya kase mahusay sya manloko ng tao. Naku naku. Wag na sana iboto yan. Bakit hindi sila makagawa ng batas na pagbobo yung kongresista iimpeach dapat. Kase mauubos sila. Nagmamagaling yang huwad na Marcoleta.
Nagkalat pa si marcoleta ng kamangmangan nya sa kongreso tawa ako ng tawa talaga ng sabihin may expiration ang franchise.. Nangbebrainwash nanaman kau? 😂🤡😂🤡 What about the other issues? Ang pangit lng sa sitwasyong ito eh daming naniniwala na marami ang nilabag ng abscbn.haist.bangon abscbn.tapos pag nakabalik na kayo ehhh tirahin at batikusin ang lahat ng katiwalian ng administrasyong ito.nakakabwesit sila ehhh.gigil ako.then wag kayo magserbisyo sa mga DDS
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Bobo Marcoleta! Uror! Resign! Ang dami pala ninyong violations, tapos gusto pa ninyo ng franchise renewal,,grabe naman, nag DRAMA pa si KATIGBAK. Alam ba ninyo yong alternative rock ng 90's title 'Selling the drama'? Bagay sa inyo yon, akala ninyo yong drama ni KATIGBAK, papasa ano..HINDI!!!!!! Alam nio nman pla ung 1987 consti,bkit hindi nio alam kung nilabag ng abs ito s citizenship
sana makabalik yoong abscbn sa free tv channel... Meron naman mga tao na nagpapaka-abogada... apparently they just copied others comments... pity!. Marcoleta Marcolet Marcole Marcol Marco Marc Marco Marcos Lol la lang.. eh Bogart nga yang yan dapat talaga pag congressman ka at may microphone wag agad dada. walang recall feature sa tv na puede mo burahin ang nasabi na. aral at isip muna bago dada para iwas butata. hehe
To whoever believe that a media franchise limit is just 50 yrs.. 😂😂😂😂 eh ung transition po ng abscbn from gvmnt to lopez bakit di po naoopen sa news? Yung maximum 50 years franchise is not applicable sa Media Broadcasting. Also, ang kapal din ng mukha na sabihin ni Marcoleta na political kingmaker ang ABS-CBN samantalang member siya ng isang religious organization na kilala sa bloc voting. Ang SAGIP partylist ay dating ALAGAD
wrong author! its time for chacha! YesToABSCBNShutdown At yung stunt ni Marcoleta kahapon ang nakakasukang presentation ng argumento na napanood ko. Reklamo sa internet. Pweh. Sino ba namang tanga na maniniwalang may limit lang na up to until 50 years lang dapat ang existence ng isang media company It just show how smart he is lol
Kakahiya si Marcoleta. Haha sya yta yung ngbabayad sa mga troll na ngpapakalat at pa ulit2 na issue ng abscbn. 😂 Just follow the law, and do what is right! Alam na dis
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