Philippines

Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes

Duterte calls Drilon ‘hypocrite’ for defending Lopezes By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   SONA. Heavily-guarded President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City for his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). In his penultimate SONA, Duterte called Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon hypocrite for defending the Lopezes after … Continue reading

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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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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