TV Patrol and other ABS-CBN programs could make a comeback to their old television channels if an alliance between the Villars and Lopezes pushes through.
A court has been asked on Thursday (Feb. 3) to declare as unconstitutional the Department of Health (DOH) memorandum that allows the government to get children, ages 7 to 11, vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus without the need to get the consent of parents.
Malacañang leaves it to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to explain why it awarded the broadcast frequencies previously assigned to ABS-CBN to allies of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Bilyonaryo Manny Villar might’ve “pushed his weight too much” by getting the frequencies previously assigned to ABS-CBN a year after his daughter voted against giving the network a new franchise, one of his long time friends said.
The legality of bilyonaryo Manny Villar’s acquisition of two frequencies previously assigned to ABS-CBN could be challenged in court, media law expert Marichu Lambino said.
Senatorial aspirant and Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares described the distribution of the ABS-CBN frequencies to allies of President Rodrigo Duterte “like adding salt on the wounds.”
In a statement, the NTC confirmed the scoop first reported by Politiko’s sister site, Bilyonaryo, about a broadcasting company owned by Manny Villar bagging two frequencies previously assigned to ABS-CBN.
House Assistant Minority Leader and Gabriela party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas on Thursday underscored the need to scrutinize the legality of the issuance of provisional license to the media company of business tycoon Manny Villar to use the former frequencies assigned to ABS-CBN.
Six months before President Duterte ends his term, former senator Manny Villar secures two frequencies of ABS-CBN.