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Former Vice President Jojo Binay has expressed support for the bill seeking to grant a new franchise of ABS-CBN media network.

In a latest post on Facebook, Binay said it was only proper to revive the ABS-CBN franchise after the injustice made against its employees and the viewers.

“I welcome the news of the filing of a new bill for the franchise renewal of ABS CBN at both houses of Congress,” he said.

Binay also took a jab at former Speaker Alan Cayetano over the junking of the ABS-CBN franchise bill during his stint as head of the Lower House.

“Tama lang na bigyan ng bagong franchise ang ABS-CBN,” he said.

“It’s about time Congress rectifies this justice committed by former Speaker Cayetano not only to the hardworking employees of ABS-CBN who lost their jobs during the pandemic, but to the Filipino people who were deprived of a reliable source of news and information, especially during calamities,” he added.

Senate President Tito Sotto earlier filed a bill calling for the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise which expired last year. Several senators have backed the passage of the bill.

A legislative franchise bill however must start at the Lower House before the Senate can vote on it.

I welcome the news of the filing of a new bill for the franchise renewal of ABS CBN at both houses of Congress.

Posted by Jojo Binay on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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