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Palace respects ABS-CBN’s plea to nullify NTC ruling

Palace respects ABS-CBN’s plea to nullify NTC ruling By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Malacañang on Thursday said it respects the broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corporation’s appeal to the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the implementation of National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order that prompted the media network to stop its … Continue reading

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Palace sees no reason for Duterte to veto ABS-CBN franchise bill

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has no reason to veto the bill granting a new 25-year franchise to local media giant ABS-CBN Corp. once it reaches his table, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque guaranteed that Duterte would not reject ABS-CBN’s bid to renew its franchise if the majority of lawmakers … Continue reading

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Senators weigh in on NTC’s order vs. ABS-CBN

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Several senators on Tuesday expressed varying opinions after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN Corp. to stop its television and radio broadcast operations due to the expiration of its congressional franchise on May 4. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said the matter of allowing ABS-CBN to operate after the NTC … Continue reading

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Filipino priest in Spain dies of Covid-19 complications

Filipino priest in Spain dies of Covid-19 complicationsBy Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A 72-year-old Filipino clergy died on Friday in the city of León in northwest Spain due to “complications” from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Phillies (CBCP) news website … Continue reading

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Russia thanks PH for helping repatriate nationals amid ECQ

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Russian Embassy in Manila on Thursday night thanked the Philippine government for helping repatriate some 650 Russian nationals affected by the community quarantine imposed in different parts of the country, “No Embassy in the world has its own boats or airplanes. Therefore, we owe a debt of gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Over 14K Pinoys return to PH since Covid-19 outbreak

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A total of 14,706 Filipinos abroad returned to the Philippines since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Thursday. Of this number, 3,127 are land-based overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) while 11,579 are seafarers from 70 cruise ships. The repatriation of the seafarers was shouldered by … Continue reading