ABS-CBN franchise rejection sole prerogative of Congress-PalacePosted on
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 of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises denying the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corporation is a sole prerogative of Congress that we in the Executive recognize”.
Roque added, “The Palace has maintained a neutral stance on the issue as it respects the separation of powers between the two co-equal branches government”.
“Much as we want to work with the aforesaid media network, we have to abide by the resolution of the House committee,” the statement added.
At 3:15 on Friday the House killed the application for franchise renewal of television giant ABS-CBN. Newsline