ABS-CBN franchise rejection sole prerogative of Congress-Palace

DAVAO CITY — Malacañan distanced itself from the decision of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises, saying the decision to reject the renewal of ABS-CBN Franchise for another 25 years was the sole prerogative of Congress. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said “On the House resolution on ABS-CBN Corporation The decision of the …

House Committee on Franchise denies ABS-CBN franchise renewal

DAVAO CITY — And the long wait is over, the House Committee on Franchise on Friday afternoon denied the ABS-CBN franchise renewal. With 70 voting Yes, the resolution denying the renewal won; 11 Congressman voted no (meaning for the renewal); two inhibited from voting, and, one abstained. At 3:15 on Friday Committee chairperson, Fran Alvarez …