Eighteen of the lawmakers who voted to reject ABS-CBN’s franchise application will have front row seats at the House of Representatives for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday (July 27).
ABS-CBN’s franchise application.
The militant Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives wants the 305-member House of Representatives to decide on ABS-CBN’s franchise application despite its denial by the legislative franchises committee.
ABS-CBN’s 11,000 workers should be spared from the government’s desire to settle scores with the network’s owners, the Lopez family, Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday (July 12).
Amid heavy criticism, the daughter of Anakalusugan party-list Mike Defensor has distanced herself from the lawmaker’s vote against the franchise application of ABS-CBN.
An executive of ABS-CBN feels betrayed over the decision four former celebrities to vote against the network’s franchise application in Congress.
ABS-CBN’s franchise application was rejected by the House of Representatives because lawmakers don’t have conscience.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has denied that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the House of Representatives to drop the proposal to grant ABS-CBN a provisional franchise.