ABS-CBN closure - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ABS-CBN closure

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[OPINION] #ABiasCBN, #RapplerFakeNews: A case of pro-admin 'media literacy?'

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:50 PM

'A democracy needs media-literate citizens who can hold their media institutions accountable, as much as we need these media institutions to do their jobs of holding the government accountable'

Enrile echoes ABS-CBN: Lopezes did not lose ownership during Martial Law takeover

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'

SEQUESTERING ABS-CBN. Former Martial Law chief implementer Juan Ponce Enrile joins the joint House committee hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise on June 17, 2020 through video conferencing app Zoom. Screenshot from Zoom

Cavite lawmaker: Lopezes got ‘preferential treatment’ over other Martial Law victims

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr says Martial Law victims are still waiting for their compensation decades after Marcos was ousted

MAKING A CASE VS ABS-CBN. Cavite 4th District Representative Elipidio Barzaga speaks during the ABS-CBN franchise hearing on June 15, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

ABS-CBN's PDR holders have no rights to own, manage network

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) ABS-CBN tells a House panel that when it sold Philippine Depositary Receipts to foreign companies, the latter were only entitled to dividends, not shares of stock

OWNERSHIP IN QUESTION. ABS-CBN's executives and lawyers attend the House joint hearing on June 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marcoleta: Why is Sky Cable allowed to operate with a lapsed franchise?

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:09 PM

The NTC cites Executive Order 205 signed by ex-president Cory Aquino in 1987, which 'removed' the franchise requirement for cable TV operators

ABS-CBN accuser Marcoleta asks Gabby Lopez to recite ‘Panatang Makabayan'

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Netizens are having none of 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta's antics, calling him a 'joke' for his treatment of the ABS-CBN chairman emeritus

THE ACCUSER. House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta interpellates ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez on June 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asserts: 'Gabby Lopez is a Filipino citizen since birth'

Jun 03, 2020 - 3:54 PM

Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar also tells a joint House panel that ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez did not lose his Filipino citizenship when he used his American passport to travel

ABS-CBN OFFICIALS. Executives of embattled network ABS-CBN listen as their chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez answers lawmakers' questions through video conferencing app Zoom in joint House hearing on June 3, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gabby Lopez: I didn't renounce PH citizenship, take U.S. pledge of allegiance

Jun 03, 2020 - 11:39 AM

But ABS-CBN's chairman emeritus also admits that he had voted in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States

HOT SEAT. ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez answers lawmakers' questions on his citizenship via the Zoom app on June 3, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardo vs Calida? SolGen hits back at Coco Martin over ABS-CBN closure

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Looks like Cardo Dalisay has earned himself another enemy in the person of the Solicitor General

Calida: ‘I am not at loggerheads with Congress’ over ABS-CBN shutdown

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:09 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says this weeks after telling the public to blame lawmakers for the closure of ABS-CBN

SOLGEN VS CONGRESS? Solicitor General Jose Calida attends a press conference at Camp Crame on February 10, 2020 during the CIDG's 67th Founding Anniversary. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Representatives Vilma Santos, Loren Legarda defend ABS-CBN: Network ‘went above and beyond’ duty

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Sol Aragones and Joy Myra Tambunting also join former ABS-CBN personalities who are now in Congress in pushing for the renewal of the media giant's franchise

FALSE: ABS-CBN’s 1995 franchise allows only one channel

May 28, 2020 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) Nothing in ABS-CBN’s 1995 franchise says that it allows the broadcast of only one channel

‘Bawal magpalabas’? Lawmaker uses viral Kim Chiu video to hit ABS-CBN

May 26, 2020 - 5:49 PM

House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta ends his speech, too, with a video of Kapamilya star Vice Ganda jokingly challenging Pastor Apollo Quiboloy way back in 2019

1-SAGIP CONGRESSMAN. House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta gestures during an interview. Rappler file photo

[PODCAST] ‘Yung Totoo?: Fact checking ABS-CBN shutdown claims

May 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM

From July 2019 to May 2020, Rappler has debunked at least 13 false posts about the issue

House to decide on new ABS-CBN franchise 'by August' – Cayetano

May 20, 2020 - 12:02 PM

The House committee on legislative franchises will resume its hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise bill on May 26

ABS-CBN CLOSURE. Several ABS-CBN supporters light candles in front of the network's Quezon City headquarters after it was ordered shut down on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Without a franchise, ABS-CBN may start laying off workers by August

May 19, 2020 - 12:40 PM

'I'm afraid if we cannot get back on air soon, by August we may have to consider a retrenchment process,' ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak tells senators

JOB SECURITY THREATENED. ABS-CBN went off the air after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Still no TRO vs ABS-CBN cease and desist order

May 19, 2020 - 11:27 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Supreme Court gives the National Telecommunications Commission 10 days to comment on the ABS-CBN petition against the NTC order

FRANCHISE. ABS CBN talents and artists hold a protest on February 28, 2020, to call for the renewal of the network's franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Equal protection': Cayetano defends 10% ads for gov't use in ABS-CBN franchise bill

May 18, 2020 - 8:59 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also says requiring networks to allocate air time for government ads 'will give a great advantage to the government to be able to communicate with our people directly'

DEFENDING HB 6732. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is being interpellated on the temporary ABS-CBN franchise bill during the session on May 18, 2020. Photo from the House of Representatives' Twitter account

House recalls 2nd reading approval of ABS-CBN temporary franchise bill

May 18, 2020 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Amid issues of constitutionality, the House leadership says they withdrew the 2nd reading approval to give way to lawmakers seeking more debates and amendments

ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. A man stands by the balcony of ABS-CBN's headquarters in Quezon City on May 5, 2020, the day the National Telecommunications Commission ordered the network to shut down. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ABS-CBN pleads SC: Provisional franchise takes time, let us air now

May 18, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'ABS-CBN, its employees, various stakeholders, and the general public will continue to suffer grave and irreparable injury as a result of the Cease and Desist Order issued by the NTC'

CEASE AND DESIST. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) issues a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In House temporary franchise bill, gov’t to take 10% of ads in ABS-CBN

May 18, 2020 - 9:49 AM

However, a similar provision is also found in the laws renewing the franchises of two other major broadcast networks: GMA-7 and TV5

ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. The facade of ABS-CBN in Quezon City, as pictured on the day NTC ordered it to close down on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In Eastern Visayas, Typhoon Yolanda was last time ABS-CBN went off air

May 14, 2020 - 8:49 PM

UP Tacloban mass communication instructor says removing ABS-CBN creates an information void and worsens the already dire lack of independent news in the region

WASHED AWAY. A single house stands in a once busy village in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

NTC: Granting ABS-CBN temporary permit an 'encroachment' on Congress’ powers

May 14, 2020 - 4:58 PM

NTC officials apologize to Congress, saying they 'intended no disrespect' when they ordered the ABS-CBN shutdown despite earlier committing to grant it a provisional authority to operate

SHUTDOWN. The facade of ABS-CBN lights up in the network's color after the NTC issued a cease and desist order against it on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano: I don’t want my stint to end without finishing ABS-CBN hearings

May 14, 2020 - 2:52 PM

'October is the date nung palitan namin sa Speaker. So ayoko matapos noon, sabihin, ‘Eh walang hearing. Walang oras eh,’ ’di ba?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

FRANCHISE ISSUE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for the bill granting ABS-CBN a temporary franchise valid until October 2020 on May 13, 2020. Photo courtesy of PPAB

Cayetano lashes out at critics: ABS-CBN franchise issue 'not about silencing media'

May 13, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also claims there are ABS-CBN employees who supposedly used the network to meddle in past elections

TOP HOUSE LEADER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Kathryn Bernardo on ABS-CBN shutdown: ‘Ang choice, 'di lang dapat sa may pera’

May 13, 2020 - 8:55 PM

The actress urges Filipinos – the youth, especially – to stand up for what's right and to not be afraid like she was

ON CHOICE. Kathryn Bernardo, one of the country's biggest stars, speaks up on the issue of ABS-CBN's shutdown. Photo from Kathryn's Instagram

#CourageON: Filipinos urge lawmakers to act on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal

May 13, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Filipinos join MovePH's online campaign to tag their representatives on social media, in a bid to move forward deliberations on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal

House poised to grant ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

May 13, 2020 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) After sitting on the issue for months, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and 7 other House leaders file a bill seeking to give a provisional legislative franchise to the embattled ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN FRANCHISE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for House Bill 6732 on May 13, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' YouTube account

Sign the petition: Join the call urging gov’t to put ABS-CBN back on air

May 13, 2020 - 3:14 PM

To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives

Screenshot of change.org petition

Angelica Panganiban on network shutdown: ABS-CBN isn't the enemy, the virus is

May 13, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The actress lists down what she says are the real issues: free mass testing, aid for the vulnerable, the country's healthcare system, job losses, and hunger

TRUTH TO POWER. Actress Angelica Panganiban reminds viewers – and perhaps, the government – of what the real problems in this pandemic area. Screenshot from Angel Locsin's Facebook

Cayetano: Resumption of ABS-CBN hearings ‘does not mean automatic renewal’

May 12, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise is still not a House priority after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says 'there are still other concerns that need to be resolved' first

ABS-CBN STILL NOT A PRIORITY. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano helds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: ABS-CBN's franchise was not renewed because of pay-per-view service

May 12, 2020 - 2:00 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise was delayed because it was not prioritized by Congress

Bill authors ask Cayetano: ‘Put an end to confusion,' resume ABS-CBN hearings

May 12, 2020 - 11:11 AM

'We believe, too, that resolving the ABS-CBN issue the soonest is equally important given the impact...of its continued shutdown in this time of crisis,' say the 14 House members

SHUTDOWN. A man lights a candle at the ABS-CBN's facade in Quezon City after its closure on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tito Sotto trends after he abstains from voting on ABS-CBN reso

May 11, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Resolution No. 395, which asks the NTC to reconsider its cease and desist order against the network, only 'expresses' the sense of the Senate. It does not have the effect of a law.

Paolo Duterte, 2 lawmakers seek probe into ABS-CBN's alleged franchise violations

May 11, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The administration-allied congressmen take issue with the Kapamilya Box Office channel and the network's Philippine Depository Receipts – two issues that Solicitor General Jose Calida already raised with the Supreme Court

HOUSE LEADERS. Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte (1st from L, seated), ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap (1st from L, standing), and Cavite 8th District Representative (3rd from L, standing) during a meeting with other House leaders on July 22. File photo from Cayetano's office

Senate to NTC: Reconsider ABS-CBN shutdown order

May 11, 2020 - 3:52 PM

9 senators abstain from voting, including Senator Pia Cayetano who initially signed the resolution. Cayetano withdraws her signature.

RECONSIDER. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


House panel issues show cause order vs NTC over ABS-CBN shutdown

May 11, 2020 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers may move to have NTC officials arrested if found guilty of contempt

ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. A person holds up a phone showing a post on the closure of ABS-CBN after NTC issued a cease and desist order against the network on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Huwag payagang maveerus ang ating kalayaan

May 11, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Sa pagitan ni Cordoba, Cayetano at Calida sino ang may sala? Aba’y silang lahat, pati na ang boss nila, si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte

NTF-ELCAC 'black propaganda' vs Maria Ressa, ABS-CBN sparks outrage

May 11, 2020 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident

Coco Martin on ABS-CBN shutdown: ‘Buti pa 'yung POGO, pinaglalaban 'nyo’

May 09, 2020 - 6:18 PM

The actor continues to criticize the government’s move to shut down the operations of his home network

COCO MARTIN. The actor criticizes the government for the ABS-CBN shutdown. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'You took out our right to seek justice': Bela Padilla speaks up on ABS-CBN shutdown

May 09, 2020 - 4:44 PM

'What does the law do for us, the citizens, the taxpayers?' The Kapamilya actress shares her thoughts on the 'dura lex sed lex' argument.

LOOK: ABS-CBN artists lead #LabanKapamilya campaign

May 09, 2020 - 3:16 PM

ABS-CBN's contract artists and employees take their #LabanKapamilya campaign online

FALSE: Charo Santos 'apology' tweet

May 09, 2020 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) The tweet did not come from Santos, since Santos does not have a Twitter account

'An assault on democracy': ABS-CBN exec, advocates hit NTC over shutdown order

May 08, 2020 - 9:12 PM

ABS-CBN news head Ging Reyes calls for support from fellow media workers and the public to fight for free press during the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Black Friday protest

The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) has issued a cease and desist order to the giant network ABS-CBN effective immediately. May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Ricky Carandang on politics and press freedom

May 08, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'As a democracy with not very strong institutions, you need people in the media to provide that check and balance,' says former Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang following the ABS-CBN shutdown

EXPLAINER: FICTAP Issues vs ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

May 08, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Should ABS-CBN file a franchise for every channel? Did ABS-CBN violate its existing franchise by launching TVplus? Are ABS-CBN’s pay-per-view services illegal?

Lawmaker seeks probe vs Calida, NTC for ‘conspiracy’ to shut down ABS-CBN

May 08, 2020 - 1:45 PM

House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor echoes the Speaker's stand that the lower chamber is not to blame for the closure of the media network

HOUSE VS CALIDA, NTC. House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor holds a virtual press conference on May 8, 2020. Screenshot from Zoom

ABS-CBN losing P35 million per day as it goes off-air

May 08, 2020 - 12:49 PM

ABS-CBN tells the Supreme Court it may also not be able to service its debts as it halts operations

BUSINESS. The ABS-CBN building lights up on the eve of its main channel going off-air. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Covering the unthinkable shutdown with ABS-CBN's Mike Navallo

May 08, 2020 - 11:10 AM

What is it like to cover the justice beat at a time when journalists themselves figure into the Duterte administration's novel legal actions against dissenters?


Cayetano: 'There will be a reckoning' for Calida, NTC

May 08, 2020 - 10:29 AM

'The NTC appears to have succumbed to pressure from the Solicitor General, and issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he washed his hands of the ABS-CBN shutdown

CAYETANO VS CALIDA, NTC. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler