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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


DAILY SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise indicated, all committee meeting venues are located at the House of Representatives Complex.


08-JUNE-2020 • MONDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES jt. w/ GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
Agenda
01:00 PM
HRep Session Hall and Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook pages of the HRep and of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano)
HBs 6694 & 6901 – Granting ABS-CBN Corporation (formerly ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation) a franchise to construct, install, operate and maintain radio and television broadcasting stations in the Philippines (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and Ron Salo)

HBs 676, 3521, 3713, 3947, 4305, 5608, 5705, 5753, 6052, 6138 & 6293 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to ABS-CBN Corporation under RA 7966 (Rep. Micaela Violago, Deputy Speaker Rose Marie ‘Baby’ Arenas, Reps. Joy Myra Tambunting, Sol Aragones, Deputy Speakers Vilma Santos-Recto and Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr., Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Carlos Isagani Zarate, Mark Go, and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

HR 639 – Urging the Committee on Legislative Franchises to report out without further delay for plenary action a consolidated version of eight pending bills proposing for the renewal for another 25 years of the legislative franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation (Rep. Edcel Lagman)

HR 839 - Condemning the issuance by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of a cease and desist order against ABS-CBN in wanton disregard of its commitment to both Houses of Congress to grant the broadcasting network a provisional authority to operate pending renewal of its franchise (Rep. Lawrence 'Law' Fortun)

HR 846 – Calling on the appropriate House committees to investigate and file criminal cases as warranted against the Commissioners and officers of the NTC and the Solicitor General and such other officials and individuals for perjury and for violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable laws (Rep. Michael Defensor)

HR 853 – Inquiry into the probable violations of ABS-CBN Corporation of its legislative franchise under RA 7966 (Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte)

HR 863 - Urging the House of Representatives, through the Committee on Legislative Franchises, to admonish the NTC on its failure to comply with their commitment under oath and to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the same and on possible measures to be taken on the matter (Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento)

Show cause order issued by the Committee on Legislative Franchises to the NTC to explain why it should not be held in contempt

Interpellation by House Members on the constitutional issues against ABS-CBN's franchise, as follows:

• Whether or not ABS-CBN violated the Constitution requiring 100% Filipino ownership and management of mass media considering that its former President Eugenio L. Lopez III is allegedly an American citizen, and that ABS-CBN sold Philippine Depository Receipts to foreigners which allegedly allowed non-Filipinos to own ABS-CBN;

• Whether or not the acquisition of ABS-CBN by the Lopez family after the EDSA Revolution was pursuant to the Constitution; and

• Whether or not the ABS-CBN's application violate the 50-year constitutional limitation for a franchise

Last Updated: 13-July-2020, 09:29:10 PM