Duterte OKs renewal of franchise of MBC, 2 others

      President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the renewal of franchise granted to the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC). Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11109 last Oct. 30, which grants the renewal for another 25 years of MBC's franchise. A copy of the law was shared to the media on Thursday. MBC is a radio and television network currently owned by the FJE Group of Companies, which also operates hotels and a Pasay-based amusement theme park. Its AM flagship station, dzRH is the oldest radio station in the country. Duterte, likewise, approved for another 25 years the franchises of Bright Star Broadcasting Network Corporation and Vanguard Radio Network C...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs renewal of franchise of MBC, 2 others.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 15th, 2018

Duterte to object renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

Duterte to object renewal of ABS-CBN franchise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte: If I had my way, I won t renew ABS-CBN s franchise

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he is personally against the renewal of franchise of media and entertainment giant ABS-CBN Corp., which he had accused of swindling him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Duterte opposes new ABS-CBN franchise

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday stepped up his threat to to block the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise, calling the network's executives 'thieves' for duping ordinary people......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Duterte: If it were up to me, no ABS-CBN franchise renewal

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his threat to block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN , a media network he has accused of "swindling" and of biased reporting. "Now, ABS-CBN, their franchise is due for renewal. They sent emissaries to me. They sent Gabby away becaue nothing will happen. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Kris blames politics for lack of TV projects

  Its franchise is at stake," explained actress-TV host Kris Aquino as to why her former home network, ABS-CBN, would not risk producing for her a television show. Kris explained that "while I have no issues with President Duterte, his supporters don't like me. I know the realities of life. I understand why I still don't have [TV projects] up to now." The network's franchise is set to expire in 2020---still within the term of Duterte, who has vowed to block it [franchise renewal] in reaction to the Kapamilya channel's alleged unfair reports on him and his presidency. Kris stressed, however, that her fans "could see me every night if they want to. I'm always online, a...Keep on reading: Kris blames politics for lack of TV projects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Duterte threatens to block renewal of ABS-CBN's congressional franchise - Sun.Star

Duterte threatens to block renewal of ABS-CBN's congressional franchise - Sun.Star.....»»

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Duterte threatens to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Duterte threatens to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal.....»»

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Corporate News: Duterte nixes ABS-CBN franchise renewal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday said he will block the renewal of the franchise of media and entertainment giant ABS-CBN Corp. for allegedly swindling him......»»

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Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise.....»»

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Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise - Rappler

Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise - Rappler.....»»

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MORE Power awaits signed franchise

MORE Power and Electric Co. is awaiting the official copy of its franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City which was reportedly signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte over the weekend. MORE Power President and CEO Roel Castro told The Daily Guardian on Air on Feb 16, 2019 that he got word from multiple sources in […] The post MORE Power awaits signed franchise appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Davao City LGU collects P1.178 billion in revenues from business renewals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Jan) – The City Government of Davao has collected a total of P1.178 billion in revenue collected from business renewal applications as of January 28, Mayor Sara Duterte said. Duterte said the Business Bureau recorded a total of 36,778 business renewal applications as of last Monday, higher compared to 35,746 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Franchise has ‘no teeth’, lawyer says

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE franchise of Iloilo City’s sole power distributor, Panay Electric and Co. (PECO) expired on January 19, 2019. While its rival firm MORE Power and Electric Co. (MORE Power) has already secured franchise from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is still waiting the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. […] The post Franchise has ‘no teeth’, lawyer says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Duterte: No TROs vs 3rd telco

President Duterte made it clear over the weekend that he does not want any legal impediment to the selection of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. Inc. (Mislatel) as third telecommunications player and the franchise should be fully operational this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Balance of power in L.A. to be decided in July

By Shaun Powell, The Friday (Saturday, PHL time) game at Staples Center is one of 82, in a sense. The two L.A. teams who share the building will meet for the first time this season. The young Lakers will be without their superstar leader -- LeBron James, still nursing a strained groin -- and the Clippers bring a scrappy group that’s resourceful without a true star. Those are the credentials that give each a measure of pride; the Lakers are suddenly vibrant again since LeBron’s arrival while the Clippers’ nearly identical record gives them a sense of satisfaction and pride for doing more with less. Their first “contest,” however, must wait until next summer, when victory will go deeper than the standings. The Lakers and Clippers will each have massive room under the salary cap and, therefore, ample chances to chase A-list free agents in what will be a limited market for superstars, surely pitting one team against the other in most if not all cases. Lakers vs. Clippers? Is this the one-sided arm wrestle that it appears to be strictly from a historical standpoint, or will the Clippers make this more suspenseful than anyone would’ve imagined? Yes, a decade ago in such a situation, the only glance that a franchise player would shoot in the direction of the Clippers would be a side-eye. Former Clipper Ron Harper once joked that whenever strangers asked which team he played for, he’d answer “Los Angeles,” which meant he wasn’t lying, and also meant he probably wouldn’t be heckled. But those Clippers, long the butt of jokes, constantly mismanaged, perpetually dealing with doses of bad luck and ruled by the one and only Donald Sterling, are six feet under. Whether they’re still dealing with the ghosts of the past and outdated images of buffoonery will be determined by their skill in free agency. In fact, the case could be made that the franchise is in better shape, from an all-around standpoint, than at any time in their history. Yes, that’s quite a statement, considering the Clippers had Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin all in their prime and for over half a decade, and that crew was coached by Doc Rivers, who’s still at the helm. But those Clippers, mayors of Lob City, mainly teased. They never went anywhere special (no conference finals, no NBA Finals) and arguably underachieved from a bottom-line standpoint. Entertaining and interesting? Sure. Box office? Yes. Successful from October through April? Absolutely. Yet, in the end, duds. Plus, with all due respect to Rivers, who also handled the personnel duties until two summers ago, the Clippers never pulled off a franchise-changing move to supplement their All-Star core and give them a leg up on the competition. These Clippers are in good shape on the court and great shape on the salary cap, which is bringing the flexibility of a gold medal gymnast. They don’t have LeBron to entice free agents, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe that actually works to their advantage. Clippers to A-lister: Why play next to LeBron when you can be our LeBron and help put your own team together? The Clippers have enough room to sign two lead singers if they rescind their "Bird rights" on leading scorer Tobias Harris, who's only 26: For example, imagine Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard to get the conversation started. And what’s best is they wouldn’t have to gut the team. They have enough players either on team-friendly contracts or rookie contracts to stick around: Montrezl Harrell, a worker bee who’s improved; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a wise point guard at age 20; and Lou Williams, a scorer who’s comfortable coming off the bench. They could also exceed the cap to re-sign Harris. To recap, the Clippers have money, Rivers as coach, good players to surround a star, a loaded owner in Steve Ballmer, all the LA perks enjoyed by the Lakers. Everything except tradition and Jack Nicholson. Is that necessarily a deal breaker? And wouldn’t the Clippers qualify as a bolder challenge for a superstar than riding shotgun with LeBron for a franchise already with 16 titles? You could picture someone like Durant, searching for a team to call his own, anxious to add something special to his legacy, taking the bait. Maybe Leonard, too, who’s from the Pasadena area. And also Jimmy Butler, who spends his offseasons in LA. However, the Lakers’ footprint in LA is so massive that it must be respected. Hard to say no to Magic Johnson and LeBron, a pair of certified winners and all-timers. LeBron is the most unselfish scorer the game has ever seen. He dominates the ball but doesn’t overwhelm it. Every major co-star, from Dwyane Wade to Chris Bosh to Kyrie Irving, won championships next to LeBron. And in this late stage of his career, he’d probably be more willing than ever to share the ball, the wealth, the load, whatever, just to grab another ring before walking out the door for good. Plus, the Lakers have assets on rookie deals: Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball. Brandon Ingram’s contract comes up for renewal next summer, so that’s trickier. No matter; point is, any incoming free agent will have help besides LeBron. The wild card is Anthony Davis and whether he forces his way out of New Orleans next summer by refusing to extend his current deal, which runs through 2019-20, with a player option for 2020-21. The Pelicans would either keep Davis until the contract is up, hoping his changes his mind in the process, or trade him. Short of squeezing the Pelicans for Davis, the Lakers will be anxious to add help because LeBron, who turns 34 in a few days, is on the clock even though it doesn’t reflect in his play right now. So those are the choices for the impatient free agent star looking for a change of scenery and wanting to relocate to Los Angeles. It’s Lakers or Clippers, the chance to be next to LeBron or be away from his shadow, start a new legacy for a franchise or add to a franchise that’s already rich. Two Los Angeles teams meet Friday in a game, months before the “contest” that will dictate their future and direction. Next year’s first game between these two will tell us how their summer went. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Firm seeks ERC help over power distribution in City

POWER GENERATOR Global Business Power (GBP) Corp. has sought guidance from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) as regards the tug-of-war between two firms over the franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City. GBPC President Jaime Azurin said they are caught between two power distribution firms – the existing distributor whose renewal for franchise hangs and […] The post Firm seeks ERC help over power distribution in City appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte formally asks Congress to extend martial law for another year. The House of Representatives approves on 3rd and final reading a bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan or SPSB Corporation. President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the historic turnover of the Balangiga Bells from the United States to the Philippine government. Japan's Crown Princess Masako pledges to do her best despite ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

‘No politics in anti-PECO rally’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo HUNDREDS of rallyists marched at Plaza Libertad in Iloilo City on November 26, 2018 to oppose the franchise renewal of Panay Electric Company (PECO) PECO. Noticeably, the protesters wore t-shirts of political bets Councilor Joshua Alim, Dr. Pacita Gonzalez, wife of the late justice secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr; and Councilor Plaridel Nava. […] The post ‘No politics in anti-PECO rally’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

House committee OKs TV5 franchise renewal

The House Committee on Legislative Franchises approved yesterday the renewal of the franchise of TV5 for 25 years......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

End PECO franchise, Duterte urged - The Manila Times

End PECO franchise, Duterte urged - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018