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Julia Montes returns to showbiz with upcoming action series '24/7'

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:36 PM

The actress gears up for action after taking a year-long showbiz hiatus

JULIA MONTES. The actress returns to showbiz with a new action series. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FALSE: ABS-CBN 'now officially renewed 25 years of franchise’

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:21 PM

As of January 23, Congress is still sitting on the bills submitted to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise

‘A Soldier’s Heart’ shows ‘unreal depiction’ of Butuan City, says Agusan del Norte rep

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The pilot features a bombing at a fictionalized Butuan City market

SOLDIER'S HEART. The pilot of the show involves a bombing in Butuan City. Screenshot from ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube

Can a quo warranto petition be filed against ABS-CBN?

Jan 21, 2020 - 4:19 PM

(UPDATED) A 2009 Supreme Court decision contemplates the possibility of filing a quo warranto petition against a broadcast network which holds a legislative franchise. Is it applicable?

Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Golpe de gulat is the Duterte administration's tool in telling the business elite that their time is up, that the future belongs to a new oligarchy

Lea Salonga, Anne Curtis urge followers to sign petition for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Other stars also urge followers to sign the petition

NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

TIMELINE: Duterte against ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Leading TV network ABS-CBN has met repeated insults and threats from the President over its franchise renewal

LIST: All the new shows and films ABS-CBN is releasing in 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:32 AM

The network releases its 2020 show reel

MAYWARD. The love team is set to star in an upcoming show 'Heart to Heart.' Screenshot from Youtube.com/ABSCBNOnline

What Liza Soberano, writer Mark Angos have to say on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Liza says she believes President Rodrigo Duterte has a good heart and will not allow employees to go jobless as the network's franchise expires on March 30, 2020

Sharon Cuneta 'prays' Duterte will reconsider ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:32 PM

The media giant's congressional franchise is set to expire on March 30, 2020

2020 with a big bang: This week's outlook

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?

[EDITORIAL] Kasaysayan ang dapat maging gabay ng ABS-CBN

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:47 PM

As the threat of closure hangs over its head, ABS-CBN should look to its past to guide its future

House panel chair to ABS-CBN: Franchise renewal ‘not a right, but a privilege’

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez once again says his committee will tackle the bills renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, which will expire in March

NUJP urges Filipinos to uphold press freedom amid attacks vs ABS-CBN

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The group also decries President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirade hurled against broadcast giant ABS-CBN

Duterte to ABS-CBN: Better to sell the network

Dec 30, 2019 - 5:56 PM

'Magrenew kayo, ewan ko lang kung may mangyari diyan,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the media giant

SELL ABS-CBN. President Rodrigo Duterte in his fresh rant against the 'oligarchs' says broadcast giant ABS-CBN would be better off if it sells the network instead. Screengrab from RTVM

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s foul attacks on big business: What is he up to?

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses

[OPINION] ABS-CBN and its struggle to obtain its franchise

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:03 PM

While the law remains unchanged, what now will become of the country’s biggest television network?

Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'For democracy': De Lima urges lawmakers to renew ABS-CBN franchise

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:15 PM

'Hindi lang ito tungkol sa pagpapatigil sa operasyon ng ABS-CBN. Tungkol ito sa pagpigil sa malayang pamamahayag, pagsiil sa ating mga karapatan, at pagkitil sa ating demokrasya,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

CALL TO COLLEAGUES. Senator Leila De Lima is seen after she attend the hearing at Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa City in 9 August 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

ABS-CBN stocks fall after Duterte’s threats of not renewing franchise

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:02 PM

While the non-renewal of the franchise will hit ABS-CBN hard, a business expert says the company is likely to survive due to its diversified revenue stream

House won't tackle ABS-CBN franchise renewal bill in 2019 anymore

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have more than enough time...to tackle it in January, February, dahil March pa naman 'yung expiration ng [ABS-CBN] franchise,' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

Duterte to ABS-CBN: Sorry, don't expect franchise renewal

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:05 PM

‘I will see to it that you're out,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, claiming he is still angry at ABS-CBN for supposedly not airing his political ads in 2016

WATCH: ABS-CBN's Christmas station ID 'Family is Forever'

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The new song pays homage to the network's past Christmas station IDs

Cayetano has 'personal complaint' over ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:40 PM

But Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano vows there will be 'due process' when the House tackles the bill seeking to renew ABS-CBN's franchise

Cayetano: House to tackle ABS-CBN franchise before end-2019

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:31 PM

At least 5 bills in the House of Representatives seek to renew ABS-CBN's franchise for another 25 years

IN PHOTOS: All the looks from Star Magic's 2019 Halloween party

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:56 AM

From superheroes to 'White Chicks,' the Star Magic artists went all out (well, most of them did)

James Reid staying with ABS-CBN despite leaving Viva

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The actor’s legal team releases an official statement saying 'he will continue to dedicate his media activities exclusively to the network'

JAMES REID. The actor releases a statement on his departure from Viva Artists Agency. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Angel Locsin will take a short break after 'The General's Daughter'

Sep 29, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Angel prepares for her wedding to fiance Neil Arce – and other future projects as well

Back to Hogwarts: Bringing the magic of the ‘Harry Potter’ film concert to Manila

Sep 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

As the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra performs John Williams’ score to ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone’ – live with the movie – we rediscover how its music makes it all the more magical

'Darna' star Jane de Leon donates ABS-CBN Ball 2019 prize money to Bantay Bata 163

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Jane bagged the Belo Beauty on the Rise award

8 beauty looks we loved at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM


BEST IN BEAUTY. Jodi Sta. Maria, Ylona Garcia, Nadine Lustre, and Julia Barretto were just some of the celebs who nailed the hair-and-makeup game at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Judy Ann Santos to auction off ABS-CBN Ball gowns for Bantay Bata

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Here's your chance to own at least one of the gowns Judy Ann wore to the ABS-CBN Ball!

DE LA RENTA. Judy Ann Santos in a Oscar de La Renta gown during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

FULL LIST: ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Awardees

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez win the Metro Best Dressed award

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach serves fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Truth be told, all her looks were on point

TIME TO SLAY. Pia Wurtzback at the ABS-CBN 2019 ball. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Maja Salvador attends ABS-CBN Ball 2019 with boyfriend Rambo Nuñez

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'The Killer Bride' actress is glowing in her Filipiniana number

LOOK: Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil go understated glam at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:47 AM

LizQuen look stunning as always

LIZQUEN. Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla turn heads at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:44 AM

How'd you find your idols' looks for the night?

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones are fun and fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The power couple are back on the red carpet together

Jericho Rosales Kim Jones. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The actress instead directly donates to Bantay Bata 'the amount that [she's] supposed to spend in the ball'

SHARE THE LOVE. Angel Locsin during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Nadine Lustre and James Reid channel the Philippine flag at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:56 PM

JaDine slay the red carpet yet again

JADINE. Nadine Lustre and James Reid strike a pose on the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Piolo Pascual escorts Charo Santos to ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Piolo never fails

Piolo Pascual and Charo Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kim Chiu is a vision in white at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:53 PM

The Chinita Princess has come a long way from her first Star Magic Ball outing

CHINITA PRINCESS. Kim Chiu walks the red carpet at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Julia Barretto goes feminine at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Julia walks the red carpet solo this year

Julia Baretto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Bea Alonzo is a stunner at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM

What do you think of Bea Alonzo's red carpet look?

LOOK: Cristine Reyes walks the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet with her date, daughter Amarah

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Cristine and Amarah wore matching gold dresses by Neric Beltran

MOTHER-DAUGHTER. Cristine Reyes and daughter Amarah walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Couples and love teams at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:27 PM

It's kilig overload at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet! Which look do you like best?