SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
10 July 2020 05:25:12 PM
After weeks of grueling deliberations and 13 hearings, the Committee on Legislative Franchises chaired by Palawan Rep. Franz Alvarez denied on Friday the franchise application of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corporation. With an overwhelming vote of 70-11 with 2 Members inhibiting and 1 abstaining, the committee adopted the Committee Resolution denying the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corporation to construct, install, establish, operate, and maintain radio and broadcasting stations in the Philippines. The hearing was attended by 85 Representatives, 46 of whom are members of the Committee on Legislative Franchises while 39 were Ex-Officio members.