Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has welcomed the decision of the House leadership to finally begin panel discussions over the pending 11 franchise bills of broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
The House committee on legislative franchises will finally start its formal hearing next week over the 11 pending bills seeking the franchise renewal of embattled broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has expressed confidence that her father President Rodrigo Duterte will not veto the franchise renewal bill of broadcast giant ABS-CBN once the proposed legislation reaches his table.
Senator Bong Go urged House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano Wednesday (February 26) to tackle ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid instead of criticizing senators for holding a hearing on the network.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III questioned Tuesday (February 25) the necessity of approving a concurrent resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives so ABS-CBN can continue its operations while its application for franchise renewal is pending.
Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has confirmed that House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and other congressional leaders have been pressuring solons to withdraw support from a resolution seeking to expedite the franchise renewal bill of embattled broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has slammed House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for his alleged inaction over the pending franchise renewal bill of embattled media conglomerate ABS-CBN.
Isinumite ng National Union Journalist of the Philippines ( NUJP ) ang kanilang petisyon na may lagda ng mahigit sa 200,000 katao na sumusuporta sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has slammed the Lopezes for staying out of ABS-CBN’s franchise woes as they let the network’s Chief Executive Officer, Carlo Katigbak, eat humble pie instead on national television.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has scored Sen. Grace Poe over her decision to conduct hearings on the controversial franchise renewal of broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go’s “conscience vote” appeal to the Lower House in connection with ABS-CBN is a clear signal for congressmen to finally hear the consolidate bill over franchise renewal of the embattled broadcast giant.
President Rodrigo Duterte appears to have softened his stance on ABS-CBN after letting the House of Representatives sit on its application for franchise renewal for years.
Four major business groups called on Congress to conduct balanced discussions on bills renewing ABS-CBN’s franchise, warning that this will affect the overall business climate.
Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa belittled Tuesday (February 18) the impact of ABS-CBN’s possible closure as he maintained that President Rodrigo Duterte, who has repeatedly the network, only has the country’s best interests in mind.
The Senate committee on public services will hold a hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid on February 27.
ABS-CBN may be in danger of going off the air next month, but its owners, the Lopezes, have yet to personally approach lawmakers to lobby for the renewal of the network’s franchise, former Cabinet Secretary Rigoberto Tiglao has claimed.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon doesn’t think the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) will give ABS-CBN a temporary permit so it can remain on air after March 30, when its franchise expires.
Senator Nancy Binay on Wednesday said it is the job of legislators to discuss and study the merits of granting or refuse franchises to those who apply for them.
Senator Nancy Binay supports ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid even if she believes her family was unfairly treated by the network in the past.
BATANGAS CITY – The House leadership said it cannot give an assurance to broadcast giant ABS-CBN on whether or not the nine pending bills for their franchise renewal will be approved by the legislative body.