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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