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ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak tells lawmakers that he trusts that the network will be given the chance to answer the public's questions
But Senator Grace Poe says there's nothing wrong with the Senate pushing through with its hearing, since the upper chamber has done this in the past for bills on the national budget and tax hikes
Ano ang posibleng implikasyon ng matagumpay na paggamit ng quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN?
(UPDATED) ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, but Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House must tackle priority bills first
'Very ironic na iyong media iyong inaasahan mo na magpapaabot ng information sa tao, tapos sila din iyong sinasabihan mong huwag umimik,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Stars of the network say they will continue to speak up
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines hopes the petition will rally support behind the authors of the franchise bills seeking to continue ABS-CBN’s operations, and pressure Congress to act on the matter
A month before ABS-CBN's franchise expires, the Senate moves to discuss the media giant's permit ahead of the House of Representatives
'We all know these guys have been state-controlled forever, but that control has gotten stronger over time, and it's far more aggressive,' says a US state official
#StarMagicStandsWithABSCBN as the media giant faces threats against its legislative franchise
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the government would be perceived as 'upholding the rule of law.' But rights groups have slammed the petition vs ABS-CBN as a threat to press freedom.
'Why is President Duterte and the Philippines government so scared of independent opinions and a free press?' asks Human Rights Watch
Calida says the government was 'hoodwinked' by ABS-CBN when it used the franchises of companies it later came to own
(UPDATED) The business groups note the critical role of a free press in economic development
(3rd UPDATE) In his petition before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said several ABS-CBN news items violated the sub judice rule
(3rd UPDATE) 'Can anyone honestly say, after watching the coverage of the network during the 2010 and 2016 elections, that ABS-CBN did not take sides and favor any candidate?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
(UPDATED) Senator Grace Poe says the Senate will discuss the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise even though the House of Representatives has no plans of tackling it
A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media
The songwriters join together to compose the song 'Salamat Kapamilya' as a thank you to ABS-CBN's loyal viewers
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's timetable for the House to take up the ABS-CBN franchise renewal 'reveals a patent prolongation'
Various groups show their love for press freedom and democracy at the Red Friday protest in support of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal
ABS-CBN executives, rights groups, and supporters attend a protest on Valentine's Day to call for the renewal of the network's franchise
'Aside from being one of our city’s top taxpayers, ABS-CBN employs thousands of our city’s constituents,' says Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte
Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas assures its support and help in the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN amid attempts to close it down
The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom recommends that governments impose sanctions like the 'Magnitsky laws' on rights violations against the media
(UPDATED) But Senator Panfilo Lacson does not see the point of doing this, citing the petition against ABS-CBN already filed with the Supreme Court
Duterte and company know they have little time in power left. If they want to corner strategic portions of the country’s business landscape, now’s the time to act.
Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program
'Shutting it down will deal a significant blow to our community of artists that Filipinos rely on for more than their entertainment,' the group says
'If you're asking nakasagabal ba kami nang onti, yes.... But I think the symbolism at 'yung pakikiramay much, much outweighs [everything else],' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions
The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation condemns the solicitor general's quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court
'Magkaiba man ng bakod, we are one in the media industry,' says the GMA 7 actor
The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days
'Sino ang magtatakda ng totoo at ng mahalaga? Kapag sinamsam ng gobyerno ang kapangyarihang ito, sinasamsam din nila ang kolektibong tungkulin nating kilatisin ang katotohanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Journalists cry for press freedom hours after Solicitor General Jose Calida files a quo warranto petition to void ABS-CBN's franchise
Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?
Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin, and Joshua Garcia are among those expressing their support for the network
One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'
ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'
(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know
'We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN,' says the Lopez-led network
'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter
We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger
The House franchise committee ‘might decide to hold in abeyance the conduct of hearing until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court,’ says Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel
'Like Rappler, ABS-CBN had issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDR) through ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation to foreigners, in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution,' says the solicitor general
(4th UPDATE) Calida says ABS-CBN's paid products like ABS-CBN TV Plus is not allowed by its franchise. Like Rappler, ABS-CBN is also accused of foreign ownership.
Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa finishes trial in just around 8 months – in what could be the quickest libel trial in recent history