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‘If media giants are threatened, what is stopping the government from doing the same to campus publications?’ Philippine Collegian editor-in-chief Beatrice Puente points out
In response to the lawsuit, a New York Times spokesperson says the Trump campaign 'has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable'
'Being a neophyte senator, he may not be aware of our tradition and our rules,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, a 4-time Senate president
Does this mean the end of the broadcast network’s franchise troubles? The President says it’s up to Congress.
On Thursday, February 27, the Newsbreak team will sit down to discuss the quo warranto petition against the network giant, the role of Congress in the controversy, and its implications on the fight for press freedom
If adopted by the Senate, it will serve basis for the National Telecommunications Commission to grant ABS-CBN a provisional authority to continue its broadcast operations after the franchise expires
Pero anytime mas pipiliin ko ito kaysa sa state-run na Kuwatro. Marami akong ayaw sa Dos, pero, mabuti na lang, wala akong makapangyarihang petty political tantrums.
We tackle 4 scenarios for the beleaguered broadcasting company
There's a gap in the law, but there are legal grounds that authorities can use to possibly close it. But is this more political than legal?
The claim uses a clip cut from a live video posted by the 'It's Showtime' Facebook page, which mentions its 10,000 viewers
(UPDATED) The Court of Appeals also awards backwages to 35 talents whose contracts were not renewed, saying it is a case of constructive dismissal
Will Duterte blink before the company that gave him – in his long stint as Davao mayor – a broadcast platform where he mastered the art of pulpit politics?
Look at the point-by-point explanation in ABS-CBN's 58-page comment to Calida's quo warranto case
Government officials clear the network over issues of taxes, labor conditions, pay-per-view service, and Philippine Depositary Receipts
Telecommunications Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba says ABS-CBN has no standing penalties with the commission
A rare appearance of Senator Lito Lapid elicits laughter at the Senate hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise as he tries to ask his former bosses a hard question
The TV network says a gag order would be prior restraint, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in previous cases
NUJP and various groups gather to fight for press freedom, democracy, and workers' rights as the Senate hears issues pertaining to the ABS-CBN franchise
Employees and stars walk around the ABS-CBN compound as the network's executives attend a Senate hearing on the issues surrounding its franchise
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he is deferring to Congress, an independent branch of government
The esteemed director emphasizes the implications of an ABS-CBN shutdown: if government can threaten a media giant, it can do the same to smaller companies and franchises
(3rd UPDATE) ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak says 'sorry if we offended the President'
The Philippine Competition Commission points out that less competition would be bad for consumers and the economy
(UPDATED) Senator Franklin Drilon wants to make sure that the NTC cannot withdraw the temporary permit anytime it wants
Students point out how hurdles faced by campus journalists threaten the quest for truth
(UPDATED) ABS-CBN is advised to seek provisional authority from the NTC to extend their franchise to 2022
'2020 should be the time for action, and should be a time for reflection that leads to very concrete steps,' says Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria
'We serve the people's right to know, that is why are were fighting hard to defend press freedom. We want to protect their right to be informed,' says Marchel Espina, NUJP-Bacolod chapter president
Coco Martin, Shaina Magdayao, Jericho Rosales and more join a candlelight vigil calling for the renewal of the network's franchise
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?
'By threatening to shut down the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rappler, and ABS-CBN, Duterte is trying to discourage any discussions that do not fall in line with his views'
(UPDATED) ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, but Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House must tackle priority bills first
The award, named after one of AFP's finest correspondents, recognizes journalism by locally hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions
'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
#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