Palace: ABS-CBN shutdown amid Covid-19 crisis ‘not prudent’
Malacañang said it was “not prudent” to shut down ABS-CBN, which employs about 11,000 people, while the country is grappling with the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Palace: ABS-CBN shutdown amid Covid-19 crisis ‘not prudent’

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang said it was “not prudent” to shut down ABS-CBN, which employs about 11,000 people, while the country is grappling with the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

“Siguro hindi nga prudent, pero ang desisyon po yan ay tanging NTC (National Telecommunications Commission) lang ang pupwedeng gumawa,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview over state-run PTV-4.

Roque maintained that it was “perfectly within the powers” of the NTC, an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, to issue the cease and desist order against the media provider whose legislative franchise expired on May 4.

“Nagkaroon po ng interpretasyon ang NTC na hindi pupuwedeng bigyang ang lapsed na prangkisa ng provisional authority dahil meron namang sapat na panahon para makuha sana ng ABS-CBN yung kanyang prangkisa. Pero hindi nga nakuha,” according to him.

“Ang Kongreso naman, kung nagawa nilang gumawa ng resolution nag-aatas sa NTC na mag-issue ng provisional authority, siguro kaya nilang gawin within the one month na in session ang Kongreso na magpasa na ng franchise bill ng ABS-CBN.”

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