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ABS-CBN to re-air 'Sineskwela,' 'Bayani,' 'Hiraya Manawari'

Mar 27, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Saturday mornings are about to get educational as the 3 shows hit the small screen once more

'SINESKWELA.' The kid's program about science is coming back on air on ABS-CBN, along with other educational TV shows. Screenshot from YouTube.com/abscbnfoundation

LIST: Celebrities lead relief, fund drives for families, workers affected by lockdown

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Local celebrities use their star power to raise funds for those most affected by the lockdown

Workers at Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City on March 19, 2020, repack goods for distribution to affected families of the Luzon-wide lockdown. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ABS-CBN to hold digital fund-raising concert for families affected by quarantine

Mar 21, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The digital concert – featuring artists live from their own homes – will air on March 22

MORE HELP NEEDED. Workers of Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches in Quezon City on March 19, 2020, distribute relief goods to affected families by the city's extreme enhanced community quarantine. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ABS-CBN artists, workers to get compensation during suspension of production

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:26 PM

The Professional Artist Managers, Inc (PAMI) thanks the network's assurance that all artists and workers will be compensated even if production for their shows have temporarily stopped

PH movie companies suspend film production

Mar 14, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The film studios suspend shootings due to the coronavirus advisory

ABS-CBN announces temporary primetime lineup as production grinds to a halt

Mar 14, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Old shows will be back on primetime after the media giant stops the taping of its current primetime TV shows as Metro Manila braces for a lockdown

BACK ON PRIMETIME. 'On The Wings of Love' is among the programs that are coming back on air as production for new shows are postponed. Screenshot from ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN suspends live entertainment shows, teleserye productions

Mar 14, 2020 - 12:52 AM

ABS-CBN says the temporary suspension is 'in compliance with the government's declaration of a community quarantine and ban on mass gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19'

NTC will allow ABS-CBN to operate beyond May 4 unless courts intervene

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:16 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission says the provisional authority that will be granted to ABS-CBN will be valid until the end of the 18th Congress

OPERATE. ABS-CBN artists, radio, and TV reporters participate the 10th week of Friday protests calling for its continued operations.  File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cayetano: ‘Congress is not here to comfort ABS-CBN’

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano seems to be getting fed up the House being told what to do on the renewal of ABS-CBN's soon-to-expire franchise

FRANCHISE ISSUE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (center) holds a press conference with House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (L) and House committee on legislative franchises chair Franz Alvarez (R) on March 10, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NTC 'most likely' to grant ABS-CBN provisional authority to operate

Mar 10, 2020 - 5:21 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission says its commitment to issue the temporary permit to operate is guided by legal guidance from the Department of Justice

FRANCHISE HEARING. The House committee on legislative franchises vote on the ground rules they'll follow for their hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise on March 10, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Mar 10, 2020 - 1:14 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

No studio audience for 'It's Showtime,' 'ASAP,' to prevent coronavirus spread

Mar 10, 2020 - 8:47 AM

ABS-CBN will stop admitting live studio audiences to several of its shows beginning March 10

WATCH: Star Magic stars sing 2020 version of 'Hawak Kamay'

Mar 09, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Amid threats of a shutdown, ABS-CBN's biggest stars sing a song of hope and community

Lagman hits 'limited' March 10 House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Mar 08, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says the upcoming House hearing 'appears to be cosmetic and inconsequential'

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

LOOK: Ricky Lee, Yeng Constantino join other artists in ABS-CBN's Friday protest

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:16 PM

The artists show their support for ABS-CBN as the network's franchise renewal hangs in the balance

SPEAKING UP. Ricky Lee speaks at the March 6 rally calling for ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Senate: ABS-CBN should continue operations pending franchise renewal

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate approves a resolution expressing its sense on the continued operations of ABS-CBN beyond franchise expiry on May 4

CONTINUE OPERATIONS. Hundreds of fans marched along Mother Ignacia and Sgt Esguerra Streets in Quezon City during the Kapanilya Fandom to support ABS CBN and the renewal of its broadcasting franchise. Carrying photos and streamers of their favorite artists and talents, they cheered and danced in a festive rally on March 1, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House to finally start hearing ABS-CBN franchise renewal on March 10

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says ABS-CBN executives will not be invited yet, as the hearing on March 10 will focus on the National Telecommunications Commission

Employees and supporters of ABS CBN continue their Friday protest to demand from the government to renew their franchise on February 28, 2020. Holding a rally at the ABS CBN compound at Sgt. Esquearra in Quezon City. Reiterating their call to defend press freedom and vowed to continue the protest actions until the franchise have been renewed. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] The problem with 'pointing out bias' and 'demanding objectivity'

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Have you ever been told to 'be objective,' or that you're 'too biased in your political views'?

Throwback: ABS-CBN shows that changed the teleserye game

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Which show was the most iconic?

Election watchdog urges Comelec: Probe Duterte's 2016 campaign expenses

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya points out that the Duterte team's expenditures declared to the poll body don't match what was actually paid to ABS-CBN for ads

2016 CAMPAIGN. Then-presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte at a campaign event in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections. File photo by Rappler

LOOK: Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber join fan clubs in prayer rally for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Fan clubs come together and march around the ABS-CBN compound

Hundreds of fans marched along Mother Ignacia and Sgt Esguerra Streets in Quezon City during the Kapanilya Fandom to support ABS CBN and the renewal of its broadcasting franchise. Carrying photos and streamers of their favorite artists and talents, they cheered and danced in a festive rally on March 1, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Silent majority' in House favors ABS-CBN franchise renewal – Atienza

Mar 01, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Voting on the House bill to renew the network's franchise is the 'permanent cure,' argues the Buhay party list representative

PLENARY. Representatives at the House floor on September 10, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The right to be entertained

Feb 29, 2020 - 6:44 PM

At any rate, relative to the ABS-CBN case, press freedom has not resonated widely enough. But things seem promising.

[OPINION] Closing ABS-CBN is a blow to Philippine film heritage

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'The threat to shut down ABS-CBN jeopardizes a critical bridge to the past that grounds us as a people'

'The Buzz' moments that are seared into our collective memories

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:30 PM

We think it's high time ABS-CBN brought this show back

THE BUZZ. Nothing like the celebrity talk show has been done since. Screenshots from ABSCBN Entertainment and The Filipino Channel on YouTube

In Bacolod, drivers urged to ‘honk for press freedom’

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Clad in black shirts, press freedom supporters held up signs urging those driving by to blow their car horns in support of freedom of the press

HONK FOR PRESS FREEDOM. Media groups, students, various sectors, and ABS-CBN Bacolod workers at a #DefendPressFreedom rally on Friday night, February 28. Photo courtesy of NUJP-Bacolod

LOOK: Stars attend prayer rally for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Gerald Anderson, Nikki Valdez, and Elmo Magalona join ABS-CBN employees in calling for the renewal of the network's franchise

KAPAMILYA. Gerald Anderson and Nikki Valdez attend a prayer rally for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise. Rappler photo

[PODCAST] Bakit hinaharang ng Kongreso ang ABS-CBN franchise?

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:51 PM

May kapangyarihan ba ang Senado na pilitin ang Mababang Kapulungan na iusad na ang proseso para sa ABS-CBN franchise?

FALSE: Comparison of rally photos from ‘ABS-CBN report’ and social media

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:41 PM

The crowd image attributed to ABS-CBN is not in any of the media outlet’s published reports

IBP head warns gov't: NTC permit to ABS can be challenged

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:31 PM

Even Justice Secretary Guevarra recognizes that his own solution could be brought to court. At least, he says, Congress can 'provide a tougher armor.'

QUESTIONABLE. IBP national president Domingo Egon Cayosa says the planned NTC provisional permit to ABS-CBN is a "stop-gap" solution that may be questioned in court. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

Cayetano: Duterte deferring to Congress means ABS-CBN likely to get NTC permit

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also insists it would 'do more harm than good' to ABS-CBN if the House would squeeze in a hearing on its franchise renewal before Congress takes a break in March

FRANCHISE WOES. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks about the fate of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal in the House on February 27, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Newsbreak Chats: Will ABS-CBN survive Duterte?

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:18 PM

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

Ex-SC justice refutes DOJ: ABS-CBN needs franchise, not permit, after May 4

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The network's franchise woes show an apparent clash between legal jurisprudence and executive command

CONCURRENCE. Retired Associate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is among the concurring justices in a 2003 Supreme Court decision saying a legislative franchise is required for broadcasters to operate. Photo by SC/PTV

Cayetano says Velasco is behind ouster plot

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has been doing the rounds offering funds and chairmanships

UNEASY RESTS. File photo of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Velasco denies plotting oust-Cayetano coup amid ABS-CBN issue

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'Tayo po ay lalaking may isang salita,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

NOT PLOTTING. File photo of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco. Photo from Velasco's Facebook page

Newbie senator Bong Go thinks Drilon's ABS-CBN reso reeks of politicking

Feb 26, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'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

POLITICS? In this file photo, Senator Bong Go listens as Senator Franklin Drilon asks him questions. November 6, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte accepts ABS-CBN’s apology

Feb 26, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Does this mean the end of the broadcast network’s franchise troubles? The President says it’s up to Congress.

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the thanksgiving gathering with The Fraternal Order of Eagles at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 17, 2020. Malacañang photo

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

Drilon files resolution seeking ABS-CBN operations beyond May 4

Feb 26, 2020 - 4:09 PM

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

Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN join the protest calling for the franchise renewal of the network on February 21, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

[OPINION] If law is a bullet, in whose gun is it loaded?

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:37 PM

'If we know how to vest power and authority to our public officials, we should also care to know how to take back that same power and authority from them'

[OPINYON] Marami akong ayaw sa Dos

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:30 PM

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.

The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

Scenarios: What's next for ABS-CBN's franchise after Senate hearing?

Feb 26, 2020 - 10:16 AM

We tackle 4 scenarios for the beleaguered broadcasting company

RENEWAL SOUGHT. ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

EXPLAINER: What are legal grounds for ABS-CBN to air after May 4?

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:10 PM

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?

FRANCHISE WOES. Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN join the protest calling for the franchise renewal of the network on February 21, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

FALSE: Protesters against ABS-CBN shutdown 'were paid P10,000'

Feb 25, 2020 - 5:46 PM

The claim uses a clip cut from a live video posted by the 'It's Showtime' Facebook page, which mentions its 10,000 viewers

Joint resolution extending ABS-CBN's franchise to June 2022 filed in House

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul del Mar says extending the validity of ABS-CBN's franchise would allow lawmakers to protect public interest in the grant of franchises

FRANCHISE ISSUES. A veteran lawmaker from Cebu files a joint resolution that would give Congress more time to deliberate on the ABS-CBN franchise bills. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The Duterte-ABS-CBN duel: This week's outlook

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:35 AM

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?

EXPLAINER: ABS-CBN's defense in the Supreme Court quo warranto case

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Look at the point-by-point explanation in ABS-CBN's 58-page comment to Calida's quo warranto case

FRANCHISE WOES. Actors and actress of ABS-CBN join the solidarity gathering outside the network's headquarters in Quezon City on February 21, 2020 for the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senate hearing on ABS-CBN: No breach of laws, franchise terms

Feb 25, 2020 - 7:15 AM

Government officials clear the network over issues of taxes, labor conditions, pay-per-view service, and Philippine Depositary Receipts

RENEWAL SOUGHT. ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, reads his statement on the controversial franchise of the network on February 24, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Recto: If ABS-CBN had violations, impose penalties but not 'death penalty'

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:22 PM

Telecommunications Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba says ABS-CBN has no standing penalties with the commission

RENEWAL SOUGHT. ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler