Posts Tagged ABS-CBN

Drilon on Duterte tirade: I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes

Robie de Guzman   •   July 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asserted that he was defending the freedom of the press and not the Lopezes after President Rodrigo Duterte accused him of defending...

Use of ABS-CBN frequency for distance learning, anti-COVID campaigns proposed

Marje Pelayo   •   July 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Camarines Sur Representative Luis Ray Villafuerte has proposed the utilization of the frequency formerly used by ABS-CBN to advance distance learning in the country as face-to-face classes...

ABS-CBN announces job cuts starting August 31

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A week after the House Committee on Legislative Franchises denied its bid for a new franchise, media network ABS-CBN Corp. announced on Wednesday (July 15) that it...

DOLE ‘ready to extend’ assistance to ABS-CBN workers affected by shutdown

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines –  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday (July 14) said it is “ready to extend” assistance to all workers of ABS-CBN Corp. who will be...

Palace remains ‘neutral’ on House rejection of ABS-CBN franchise bid

Marje Pelayo   •   July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque reiterated on Friday (July 10) that the Palace remains neutral on the issue of ABS-CBN franchise renewal. In a statement after the House...

ABS-CBN to stay off-air after House panel junks bid for new 25-year franchise

Marje Pelayo   •   July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday (July 10) junked ABS-CBN Corporation’s bid for a 25-year franchise. Presided by Committee Chairman Rep. Franz...

House prepares to vote on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Marje Pelayo   •   July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representative (HOR) on Thursday (July 9) wrapped up its deliberations on the proposed franchise renewal of media network ABS-CBN Corporation.  Bayan Muna Representative Carlos...

NTC orders shutdown of ABS-CBN subsidiary Sky Cable, TV Plus channels

Marje Pelayo   •   July 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Tuesday (June 30) hit media giant ABS-CBN Corp. with another big blow after it issued another cease and desist order to...

Malacañang respects ABS-CBN’s appeal to Supreme Court against NTC

Marje Pelayo   •   May 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang said it respects the ABS-CBN Corporation’s appeal to the Supreme Court (SC) against the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said it is...

Bill seeking to abolish NTC over ABS-CBN shutdown filed in Congress

Marje Pelayo   •   May 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — House Minority Floor Leader Benny Abante hit the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for allegedly not doing a proper job of regulating the country’s telecommunications industry. Abante slammed...

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