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Another ABS-CBN ally.

Senator Francis Pangilinan will co-author a bill seeking to grant ABS-CBN network a new franchise for 25 years.

Pangilinan, in a Facebook post, has expressed support for the franchise bid of the network, hoping it would restore the jobs of displaced workers.

The media network shut down its free tv and radio stations last year after the expiry of its franchise. Its franchise renewal application was junked by a House committee last year.

Pangilinan pushed for the franchise renewal of the network, saying it was crucial to information dissemination especially during emergencies.

“Sa mga nakalipas na buwan, nakita natin ang kahalagahan ng ABS-CBN lalo na kapag may bagyo o anumang kalamidad. Sa mga ganitong pagkakataon, umaasa ang ating mga kababayan sa radyo at TV para sa mga impormasyon na nakakaligtas ng buhay at kabuhayan,” he said.

“Deserve nating lahat ang tamang impormasyon. Ibalik ang trabaho ng mga kawani ng ABS-CBN. Bigyan ng franchise ang ABS-CBN,” he said.

Early this week, Sotto filed a bill seeking to grant a 25-year franchise to the Lopez-owned media giant.

Sa mga nakalipas na buwan, nakita natin ang kahalagahan ng ABS-CBN lalo na kapag may bagyo o anumang kalamidad. Sa mga…

Posted by Kiko Pangilinan on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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