Rappler's latest stories on ABS-CBN franchise
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
But ABS-CBN's chairman emeritus also admits that he had voted in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States
Larry Gadon's thrown-out petition hardly does anything for the embattled network as its bid to go back on air is still in the pleadings process
Looks like Cardo Dalisay has earned himself another enemy in the person of the Solicitor General
Solicitor General Jose Calida says this weeks after telling the public to blame lawmakers for the closure of ABS-CBN
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
Watch the House session live on Monday, June 1, at 9 am
Law experts say Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta misinterpreted the provision in the Constitution regarding the 50-year cap for franchises
(UPDATED) Nothing in ABS-CBN’s 1995 franchise says that it allows the broadcast of only one channel
'Using Kim Chiu's controversial statement to deliver your point is distasteful humor and a form of shaming that is uncalled for,' says a netizen
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
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra sticks to a contrary position that ABS–CBN must be allowed to air in the interim
The 11,017 figure that ABS-CBN mentioned includes employees of their broadcast business and other subsidiaries as of December 2019
We talk to President Rodrigo Duterte's former government corporate counsel, Rudolf Jurado, who says the 10% public service ad clause violates the constitutional guarantee to just compensation
The petition, which got over a million signatures in just day, is launched days before the House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal bills
From July 2019 to May 2020, Rappler has debunked at least 13 false posts about the issue
The House committee on legislative franchises will resume its hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise bill on May 26
(UPDATED) Instead, the House of Representatives will immediately resume hearings on the bills granting a new 25-year franchise for ABS-CBN, says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
'Feeding the imagination is just as important as giving people bread'
'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
(3rd UPDATE) The Supreme Court gives the National Telecommunications Commission 10 days to comment on the ABS-CBN petition against the NTC order
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'
(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
Watch the House session live on Rappler on Monday, May 18, at 3 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'
However, a similar provision is also found in the laws renewing the franchises of two other major broadcast networks: GMA-7 and TV5
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
The post wrongly quotes Senator Lacson, who only said that a provisional permit would not be enough to keep ABS-CBN on air after its franchise expires
'It’s a hostage situation. Hopefully there are right-minded senators or Supreme Court justices who could take down the hostage-takers.'
'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
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also claims there are ABS-CBN employees who supposedly used the network to meddle in past elections
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
(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
We break down the different laws that come into play and analyze how we got to the unthinkable ABS-CBN shutdown
To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives
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
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's franchise was delayed because it was not prioritized by Congress
'The grant of broadcast privileges to a mass media company should not solely be in the hands of politicians, who may have their own ties and agenda'
'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
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.
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
9 senators abstain from voting, including Senator Pia Cayetano who initially signed the resolution. Cayetano withdraws her signature.
(UPDATED) Lawmakers may move to have NTC officials arrested if found guilty of contempt
Sa pagitan ni Cordoba, Cayetano at Calida sino ang may sala? Aba’y silang lahat, pati na ang boss nila, si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte
'The only reason we can think of why a government entity tasked to combat the communist insurgency would wage a propaganda offensive against media persons and outfits is if government now considers us the enemy'
'Let me be clear once and for all and say that we, in Udenna Corporation, have no intention to acquire ABS-CBN,' says billionaire Dennis Uy
Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.
The actor continues to criticize the government’s move to shut down the operations of his home network