ABS-CBN Shutdown Will Be ‘A Dark Day For Country’, Says Lawyer

A media law expert on Tuesday said that the ABS-CBN shutdown will be “a very dark day for the country” as she encouraged Supreme Court to “act judiciously” on the quo warranto petition.

This, as Marichu Lambino, a lawyer who was an expert on media law and ethics at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, mentioned that the right to a free press was important to the Philippines.

ABS-CBN Shutdown
ABS-CBN Shutdown Will Be ‘A Dark Day For Country’, Says Lawyer | Photo from Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

According to Marichu Lambino, the Philippines “will not survive a single day without a free and independent press” as the network’s shutdown will “just be a very dark day for this country when that happens.” Lambino also said that the public “might see darkness on March 31” if “there are orders from higher-ups.”

ABS-CBN’s franchise will end on March 31, 2020, while its subsidiary will have its franchise lapse by June 30, 2022.

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2 thoughts on “ABS-CBN Shutdown Will Be ‘A Dark Day For Country’, Says Lawyer”

  1. Huwag ka masyado pahalata na bias ka for abscbn. Lawyer ka kamo ipaliwanag mo mga sinampang reklamo sa SC. Anong dark days pinagsasabi mo. Ulol ka ba madami ang media entity sa pinas mas magaling at fair pa ang reporting kesa abccbn mo. Sobra paniwala mo sa abccbn nabobo ka na.


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