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Go calls for impartiality from ABS-CBN amid franchise renewal bid

Go calls for impartiality from ABS-CBN amid franchise renewal bid MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday demanded impartiality from ABS-CBN as he denounced the alleged black propaganda aired by the network against then Davao City mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 election campaign. Go was referring to … Continue reading

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ABS-CBN can apply for new franchise: Palace

ABS-CBN can apply for new franchise: Palace By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA – Embattled broadcasting firm ABS-CBN Corp. can apply for a new license to operate in the event that its 25-year legislative franchise is nullified, Malacañang said on Thursday. “Kaya nga meron silang (That’s why they have) application for (new franchise). That’s the whole point,” Presidential … Continue reading

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Let Congress mandate on ABS-CBN franchise work: solon

Let Congress mandate on ABS-CBN franchise work: solon By Filane Mikee Cervantes   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Monday said Congress has the mandate to act on the franchise renewal of broadcast giant ABS-CBN. Laguna Representative Sol Aragones said that while she respects the decision of the Office … Continue reading

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President Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network

Duterte tells ABS-CBN owners to sell network By Azer Parrocha   MANILA — With three months left before the franchise of local broadcast network ABS-CBN expires, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday advised owners of the TV giant to just sell the network. “Itong ABS, mag-expire ang contract ninyo. Mag-renew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari diyan. Kung ako sa inyo, ipagbili niyo … Continue reading

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PRRD nixes ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

PRRD nixes ABS-CBN’s franchise renewalBy Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced that he is not bent on granting the renewal of the 25-year congressional franchise to local broadcast network ABS-CBN. Duterte made the pronouncement before the newly-appointed government officials, as he was still irked by ABS-CBN’s supposed … Continue reading