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ABS-CBN CEO breaks silence on network franchise issue

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:36 PM

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

ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City on February 14, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cayetano: Illegal for Senate to hold ABS-CBN franchise hearing ahead of House

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:10 PM

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

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COURTESY. Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, 3rd from left, is welcomed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and other senators during a Senate hearing on the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission on November 19, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[PODCAST] Quo warranto: Ang paboritong bala ni SolGen Jose Calida

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Ano ang posibleng implikasyon ng matagumpay na paggamit ng quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN?

House to delay ABS-CBN hearings until May or August

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, but Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House must tackle priority bills first

NOT URGENT? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, seen in this photo in a huddle with lawmakers, finds no urgency in holding hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

Duterte’s tainted list, Calida’s gag order

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:37 AM

Where in the world?

Robredo hits Calida's 'very ironic' move to 'silence' ABS-CBN

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:23 PM

'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

PROTECT THE PRESS. Vice President Leni Robredo says freedom of the press is 'primordial' in society. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

'Let your voice be heard': Stars won't be silenced on ABS-CBN franchise threat

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Stars of the network say they will continue to speak up

NUJP submits 200,000 signatures to Congress for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:54 PM

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

STAND WITH ABS-CBN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines submits on February 19 a partial list of petitioners who are urging Congress to renew ABS-CBN's franchise. Photo from NUJP

Senate to tackle ABS-CBN franchise on February 24

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:42 PM

A month before ABS-CBN's franchise expires, the Senate moves to discuss the media giant's permit ahead of the House of Representatives

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Decrying 'propaganda,' U.S. tightens rules on China state media

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:06 AM

'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

Star Magic artists lead campaign against ABS-CBN franchise threat

Feb 18, 2020 - 11:04 PM

#StarMagicStandsWithABSCBN as the media giant faces threats against its legislative franchise

Dominguez sees investor confidence boost if ABS-CBN 'violations' proven true

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:25 PM

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.

Rights groups, lawmakers condemn Calida's motion to gag ABS-CBN

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:17 PM

'Why is President Duterte and the Philippines government so scared of independent opinions and a free press?' asks Human Rights Watch

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

ABS-CBN case: Testing the limits of corporate structuring practices

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Calida says the government was 'hoodwinked' by ABS-CBN when it used the franchises of companies it later came to own

QUO WARRANTO. ABS-CBN Corporation faces a quo warranto petition over its corporate structuring and use of other companies' franchises. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Business groups call for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) The business groups note the critical role of a free press in economic development

Calida moves to gag ABS-CBN on quo warranto case

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) In his petition before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said several ABS-CBN news items violated the sub judice rule

PRESS FREEDOM RALLY. ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cayetano stalls ABS-CBN franchise hearing, slams election coverage

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:22 PM

(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

GHOST OF ELECTIONS PAST. Alan Peter Cayetano, then candidate for Taguig-Pateros congressman, shows the indelible ink on his finger after casting his vote on May 13, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate presses House to act on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:24 PM

(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

Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida’s filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government’s crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Huwag gawing normal ang pambababoy sa media

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media

LISTEN: Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo pen song as tribute to ABS-CBN viewers

Feb 16, 2020 - 5:06 PM

The songwriters join together to compose the song 'Salamat Kapamilya' as a thank you to ABS-CBN's loyal viewers

Lagman to Cayetano: Stop foot-dragging on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:40 PM

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'

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Show of love for democracy': Groups hold Red Friday protest to support ABS-CBN

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:06 AM

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 employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: 'We're on the side of truth,' says ABS-CBN exec on franchise renewal

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:29 PM

ABS-CBN executives, rights groups, and supporters attend a protest on Valentine's Day to call for the renewal of the network's franchise

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Joy Belmonte backs ABS-CBN, cites 'long-standing relationship' with QC

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:10 AM

'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

SUPPORT FOR ABS-CBN. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says thousands of her constituents would suffer if ABS-CBN's franchise will not be renewed. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

KBP says ABS-CBN franchise renewal is for ‘best interest of public’

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:36 AM

Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas assures its support and help in the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN amid attempts to close it down

NO TO ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn Solicitor General Jose Calida's move to void ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise on February 10, 2020. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Legal experts call for sanctions on human rights abuses vs journalists

Feb 14, 2020 - 7:27 AM

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

Poe wants Senate to discuss ABS-CBN's compliance with franchise terms

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:12 PM

(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

PRESS FREEDOM. Members of the media staged a rally at Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida's filing of a quo warranto petition at the Supreme Court asking to void ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s attack on ABS-CBN reeks of double standards, desperation

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:25 AM

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.

Quo what, again?

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Why Calida threatens press freedom

Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:43 PM

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

Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit backs ABS-CBN in Calida petition

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'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

Cayetano defends House session in Batangas: It's symbolic

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:52 AM

'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

DEFENSE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr, and House committee on disaster management chair Lucy Torres Gomez answer questions from the media on January 22, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Is Calida's ABS-CBN PDR theory bad for business?

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:26 PM

Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Petition vs ABS-CBN 'parasitic assault' on press freedom, says anti-disinformation network

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:51 PM

The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation condemns the solicitor general's quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court

Dingdong Dantes shows support for ABS-CBN after Calida petition

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:16 PM

'Magkaiba man ng bakod, we are one in the media industry,' says the GMA 7 actor

No TRO for now vs ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:12 PM

The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days

ABS-CBN CASE. Members of the media stage a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on February 10, 2020, to condemn the move of Solicitor General Jose Calida to ask the Supreme Court for a revocation of ABS CBN's broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo slams Calida petition vs ABS-CBN: 'Pang-aabuso ito ng kapangyarihan'

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:52 AM

'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

PROTECT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Vice President Leni Robredo rallies behind the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN, citing its importance in protecting freedoms in the Philippines. Photo by OVP

WATCH: NUJP, ABS-CBN staff protest Calida's quo warranto petition

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Journalists cry for press freedom hours after Solicitor General Jose Calida files a quo warranto petition to void ABS-CBN's franchise

Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida’s filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government’s crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Legal points in Calida's quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:53 PM

Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Stars support ABS-CBN as Calida files quo warranto petition

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:19 PM

Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin, and Joshua Garcia are among those expressing their support for the network

‘Distracting from important issues’: Calida slammed online for quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:03 PM

One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'

Calida wants to suspend ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

ABS-CBN slams Calida: We did not violate the law

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'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

'Lagi mo akong binabanatan': Calida confronts ABS-CBN reporter

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:41 AM

'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter

Rappler deplores SolGen Calida's petition vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger

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

House says SolGen petition to derail ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

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

Calida hits ABS-CBN over 'foreign ownership'

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'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

Void ABS-CBN franchise, Calida asks Supreme Court

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:46 AM

(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.

Solicitor General Jose Calida files a Quo Warranto petition against broadcast giant ABS-CBN at the Supreme Court on February 10, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out April 3

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa finishes trial in just around 8 months – in what could be the quickest libel trial in recent history

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa leaves the court room after her pre-trial at Manila City Hall in Manila on 21 June 2019.  Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler