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Lawyer withdraws SC petition to stop House from granting ABS-CBN temporary franchise

LAWYER Larry Gadon withdrew his motion before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to stop the House of Representatives from giving a temporary franchise to ABS-CBN Corp. In a two-page motion, Gadon said that the issue has become “moot and academic” following the decision of the House to withdraw its second reading approval of a measure […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 23rd, 2020

Lawyer withdraws plea vs ABS-CBN

Lawyer Larry Gadon has withdrawn his motion with the Supreme Court seeking to stop the House of Representatives from giving a temporary franchise to television network ABS-CBN, whose franchise expired on May 5......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Gadon to withdraw petition vs NTC

Lawyer Larry Gadon said that he will withdraw the petition he filed before the Supreme Court against the National Telecommunications Commission, House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Franz Alvarez in connection with the planned provision of a temporary franchise to ABS CBN. In a statement, Gadon said that his petition has been rendered moot […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

SC asked: Stop grant of ABS franchise

A lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to stop the National Telecommunications Commission from granting ABS-CBN Corp. a provisional authority to operate once the television network’s franchise expires on May 4 and Congress has not renewed it......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

SC asked to order recall of House letter to NTC for ABS-CBN s provisional license

Lawyer Larry Gadon filed a Petition for Prohibition before the tribunal asking it to issue a temporary restraining order against NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba from complying with the House of Representatives’ letter to the commission......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

Environmental lawyer goes to CA to stop DENR, DPWH from cutting down roadside trees

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido has asked the appellate court in Cebu City to order the stoppage of the cutting of roadside trees in Cebu. Cabrido filed before the Court of Appeals in Cebu City on Thursday, October 3, a petition for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan and a Temporary […] The post Environmental lawyer goes to CA to stop DENR, DPWH from cutting down roadside trees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Pagbibigay ng temporary franchise ng Kamara hindi na bago

NAKAPAGBIGAY na ng temporary franchise ang Kamara de Representantes noon habang dinidinig ang prangkisa ng isang broadcasting company. Sa sesyon ng plenaryo ngayong araw, sinabi ni House Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte na hindi na bago ang gagawing pagbibigay ng Kamara de Representantes ng pansamantalang prangkisa sa ABS-CBN. “Yung Bolinao Electronics Corp., was granted a temporary […] The post Pagbibigay ng temporary franchise ng Kamara hindi na bago appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

House plenary recalls ABS-CBN franchise OK

To pave the way for possible amendments, the leadership of the House of Representatives recalled yesterday the approval it gave on second reading to the bill granting ABS-CBN a provisional franchise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

Communist propaganda

Santa Banana, there are some people calling the move of Congress to grant a franchise to ABS-CBN a Moro-moro. The House of Representatives passed a bill, sponsored by Speaker Alan Cayetano, granting provisional franchise to the network until October 31 this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

House to grant ABS-CBN temporary permit to operate

The House of Representatives on Wednesday convened as a committee of the whole to grant ABS-CBN the provisional authority to operate until Oct. 31, while Congress decides whether to renew its franchise, which expired May 4......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Cayetano files bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than a week since media giant ABS-CBN shut down its broadcast operations, several lawmakers—including Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano—filed a bill granting the network a provisional franchise to operate. Under House Bill No. 6732, ABS-CBN will be granted a provisional franchise valid until October 31, 2020. “Through this measure, we hope to […] The post Cayetano files bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

ABS-CBN shutdown a disservice to Filipinos, says UST

The University of Sto. Tomas has spoken out against the shutdown of ABS-CBN. “The Pontifical and Royal University of Sto. Tomas laments the order to stop ABS-CBN from continuing its broadcast operations,” the Philippines’ first and oldest university said about the country’s biggest network. It then continued, “It is a clear disservice to the Filipino people in this time of pandemic when information, delivered fast and wide, is key to saving lives.” ?????????? pic.twitter.com/QUeDsbDY6v — University of Santo Tomas (@UST1611official) May 6, 2020 This, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio. Last Monday, the media organization's franchise expired as the House of Representatives was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal. A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, ABS-CBN went dark right after TV Patrol. In this light, UST was adamant that ABS-CBN is much-needed especially in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. “We pray that ABS-CBN will be able to resume its broadcast operations very soon to be able to continue its invaluable service to the Filipino people,” its statement read. Earlier, the school's media professors have already showed support for the nation's top broadcaster. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Temporary franchise ibigay sa ABS-CBN – solon

NAGHAIN si Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez ng joint resolution upang mabigyan umano ng temporary franchise ang ABS-CBN na nag-sign off kagabi. Ayon kay Rodriguez layunin ng kanyang House Joint Resolution 30 na magpatuloy ang operasyon ng ABS-CBN hanggang Hunyo 30, 2022, ang huling araw ng 18th Congress. “I am hoping we can expedite […] The post Temporary franchise ibigay sa ABS-CBN – solon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

FEU, UST media professors show support for ABS-CBN

Journalism educators from Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas are behind ABS-CBN after the Philippines' biggest network was forced to go off the air last Tuesday. In a statement, FEU's Department of Communication said the development "curtails freedom of the press." This, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio. Last Monday, the media organization's franchise expired as the House of Representatives was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal. A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, ABS-CBN went dark right after TV Patrol. Media professors from the Morayta-based school then furthered that the development jeopardizes 11,000 workers in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "In the face of a public health crisis, the unemployment of the network's employees aggravates their economic and health situations as well as those of their families," they said in their statement. Over at Espana, UST's journalism educators also expressed support for the country's top broadcaster. "We stand with ABS-CBN and call on lawmakers to stop foot-dragging and approve a new franchise for ABS-CBN," their statement read. Even more, they urged Filipinos to make their voices heard to defend both freedom of speech and freedom of the press. "We also call on the freedom-loving public to speak out and resist all attacks on media," they said. Amid all this, the Kapamilya network has vowed to remain true to its vision and mission. "Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino," President and CEO Carlo Katigbak said. Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino. Mensahe ng aming President at CEO na si Carlo Katigbak ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng bawat Kapamilya. pic.twitter.com/Kow2mRfyPn — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2020 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

& rsquo;Calida& rsquo;s plea vs. ABS-CBN wrong move& rsquo;

The petition by the government’s lead lawyer was an incorrect way to strip ABS-CBN Corp. of its franchise, the former head of the judiciary said Friday as he urged lawmakers to renew the license of the country’s largest media network......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

SolGen asks SC to gag ABS-CBN

The government’s top lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to issue a gag order against ABS-CBN Corp. to restrain it from making public statements about the quo warranto petition he filed seeking to nullify the broadcast giant’s franchise......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

The solicitor general& rsquo;s quo warranto petition

This is a dispassionate commentary of a public interest private lawyer from the academe and the private sector under his blog Legal Forum on Current Legal Issues presenting both sides of the issue on the quo warranto to revoke the franchise of ABS-CBN for the evaluation and better appreciation of the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility: Statement on Calida s Quo Warranto

Members of the media and ABS-CBN supporters sign petition asking the House of Representatives to renew ABS-CBN franchise during a Black Friday Protest in Quezon City on January 17, 2020. | Photo by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility: Statement on Calida s Quo Warranto

Members of the media and ABS-CBN supporters sign petition asking the House of Representatives to renew ABS-CBN franchise during a Black Friday Protest in Quezon City on January 17, 2020. | Photo by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN ON OSG’S QUO WARRANTO PETITION: WE DID NOT VIOLATE THE LAW

The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an effort to shut down ABS-CBN to the serious prejudice of millions of Filipinos who rely on the network for news, entertainment and public service.   These allegations cited by the Office of the Solicitor General in his press statement are without merit. ABS-CBN complies with all pertinent laws governing its franchise and has secured all necessary government and regulatory approvals for its business operations.   (1)   All our broadcast offerings, including KBO, have received the necessary government and regulatory approvals and are not prohibited by our franchise.    (2)   ABS-CBN Holdings’ Philippine Deposit Receipts or PDRs were evaluated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange prior to its public offering. These are the same instruments used by other broadcast companies to raise capital for the improvement of services.   (3)   The ownership of ABS-CBN in ABS-CBN Convergence was undertaken under the same law and structures that have been utilized by other telecommunications companies. These are transfers that are approved under the Public Telecommunications Policy Act and are fully compliant with law.    We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN.   KBO remains one of the cheapest forms of entertainment that we can provide to the public. The capital we have raised from the PDRs has enabled us to provide services to nearly 90 percent of the Philippines and to our OFW’s all over the world. Our work with ABS-CBN Convergence supports the government policy of finding ways to bring down the cost of internet access.   The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Executive Branch have assured the public that our franchise will be allowed to go through the proper renewal process in a fair manner. To that end, the filing of the quo warranto case is ill-timed given that Congress has already resumed its session.   We remain committed to our mission to serve the Filipino people especially at this time when millions of Filipinos rely on our services in delivering information such as the 2019 NCoV ARD, the developments in the Middle East, and updates on Taal Volcano situation as they relate to our countrymen.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Franchise renewal as a defense of press freedom

By pounding on ABS-CBN, Duterte aims to create a chilling effect among media practitioners. If he could bully the biggest broadcast network, what could stop him from doing the same to others? He and his minions in the House wield the franchise renewal like a Damocles sword, ready to maim freedom of speech and whatever is left of our democracy. The post Franchise renewal as a defense of press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020