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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

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

House panel warns NTC of contempt for not allowing ABS-CBN to keep operating

May 05, 2020 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) But congressmen Joey Salceda and Edcel Lagman argue lawmakers only have themselves to blame for not doing their jobs to renew ABS-CBN's franchise on time

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN protest to demand from the government the renewal of their franchise on February 28, 2020. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House panel chair: Calida can't dictate on how to handle ABS-CBN franchise

May 05, 2020 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) House committee on legislative franchises chairman Franz Alvarez says the issue of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal is for Congress to decide, not Solicitor General Jose Calida

FRANCHISE UNDER PERIL. The facade of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House panel ‘enjoins’ NTC to grant ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate

Feb 26, 2020 - 6:35 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano believes this letter would be 'sufficient' for the NTC to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating beyond May 4

IN SESSION. The plenary session hall of the House of Representatives as pictured on December 11, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House begins ‘proceedings’ on ABS-CBN franchise, asks for position papers

Feb 24, 2020 - 9:30 AM

House committee on legislative franchises chair Franz Alvarez says his panel will schedule a hearing only when all documents have been received

STILL NO HOUSE HEARING. The House committee on legislative franchises will formally ask all parties to submit their position papers on the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Reporters Without Borders calls on Congress to renew ABS-CBN franchise

Jan 31, 2020 - 7:25 PM

RSF urges House committee on legislative franchises chair Franz Alvarez to 'resist the pressure from the President’s office' and put the franchise's renewal on the Congress' agenda

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

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

ABS-CBN franchise ‘not for urgent renewal,’ clarifies lawmaker

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez chair of the House committee on legislative franchises says the panel is prioritizing franchises that are about to expire

FRANCHISE RENEWAL BLUES. The franchise of ABS-CBN lapses in 2020, within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte who has vowed to block its renewal for another 25 years. Photo of ABS-CBN building from Wikipedia