Posts Tagged franchise renewal

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...

Supreme Court to take up ABS-CBN plea vs NTC order on July 13

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court will tackle next month the petition of ABS-CBN Corporation against the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) which halted the...

NTC supports proposed measure on non-expiration of franchise pending renewal

Marje Pelayo   •   May 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has expressed support on a proposed measure seeking the non-expiration of franchises with renewal applications pending in Congress. Senate Bill Number 1530...

NTC: March memo does not apply to ABS-CBN

Marje Pelayo   •   May 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) clarified that the memorandum it released in March does not apply to ABS-CBN.  An NTC memorandum has been circulating on social media...

ABS-CBN may ask SC for TRO against shutdown order — NTC

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) advises media giant ABS-CBN to appeal for a temporary restraining order (TRO) with the Supreme Court (SC) to resume broadcast on TV...

Malacañang lets NTC decide on granting provisional permit to ABS-CBN

Marje Pelayo   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is leaving it to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to decide on the request to grant a provisional permit to ABS-CBN. “Itong matter na ito is...

ABS-CBN ‘grateful, humbled’ by Duterte’s acceptance of apology

Robie de Guzman   •   February 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Broadcast network ABS-CBN Corporation on Thursday said it was “grateful and humbled” by President Rodrigo Duterte’s acceptance of its apology. On Wednesday, Duterte accepted the apology of...

ABS-CBN: We follow labor standards

Marje Pelayo   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – About 11,000 employees fear losing their jobs if Congress fails to approve ABS-CBN Corporation’s franchise renewal application. Of the said number, about 6,700 are regular employees while...

Joint resolution to extend ABS-CBN franchise until June 2022, filed in Lower House

Maris Federez   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A  joint resolution that seeks to extend the franchise of ABS-CBN until the end of the 18th Congress in June 2022 was filed at the Lower House...

ABS-CBN apologizes to Duterte for not airing campaign ad in 2016

Marje Pelayo   •   February 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Network giant ABS-CBN expressed its apology to President Rodrigo Duterte for failing to air then-presidential candidate Mayor Duterte’s campaign ad in 2016. During the Senate hearing on...


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