Congress ‘Not Compel’ NTC To Grant ABS-CBN Permit, Says DOJ

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Congress may not compel the NTC to grant a temporary permit to operate to ABS-CBN Corp., according to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. Congress may not compel the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to grant ABS-CBN’s temporary permit to operate, according to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. This, as Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said that the … Read more

ABS-CBN In ‘Legal Limbo’ If Operates With Expired Franchise, Says Solon

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ABS-CBN might be in “legal limbo” if the company continued to operate with an expired franchise, according to a lawyer. A lawmaker on Wednesday said that ABS-CBN might be in “legal limbo” if the company continued to operate after its broadcast franchise expires in May. This, as Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman encouraged his … Read more

Ways ABS-CBN Can Operate Without Its Franchise

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ABS-CBN can still operate without its franchise through these platforms. The legislative franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation was about to expire in March 2020. Yet, there were a lot of alternative ways that ABS-CBN can operate without its franchise. If and when the legislative franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation is canceled because of quo warranto petition or … Read more

OSG Asks SC To Issue Gag Order vs ABS-CBN

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OSG asks SC to issue gag order against ABS-CBN Corporation. The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a gag order against ABS-CBN Corp. This, after Jose Calida’s office filed a quo warranto petition to charge the legislative franchises of ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. Solicitor … Read more

SC Has ‘No Jurisdiction’ Over OSG’s Quo Warranto Plea, Says CDO Rep.

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President Duterte’s ally on Wednesday said that the Office of the Solicitor General’s quo warranto plea against ABS-CBN’s franchise didn’t have Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. This as Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said that Solicitor General Jose Calida should have filed his quo warranto complaint against ABS-CBN before the House of Representatives. In an interview … Read more

ABS-CBN Fate Up To Supreme Court, Congress, Says Palace

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Malacañang on Tuesday isolated itself again from ABS-CBN Corp’s franchise ordeal, insisting that the fate of the company will rely upon Congress and the Supreme Court. This, as Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that a petition by the Office of the Solicitor General to invalidate ABS-CBN’s franchise will be decided by the Supreme Court, while … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

OSG Used ‘Wrong Case, Wrong Venue’ vs ABS-CBN, Says Law Expert

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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) used the “wrong case” at the “wrong venue” to question ABS-CBN’s franchise, according to a law expert. This, as Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN’s franchise due to alleged “abuses” — including pay-per-view operation and violation of the constitutional ban against foreign ownership. … Read more

OSG Move vs ABS-CBN ‘Abuse Of Power’, Says VP Robredo

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Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday said that a move by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to question ABS-CBN’s franchise was an act of “harassment” and “abuse of power”. This, after Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN’s franchise, questioning its validity through a “quo warranto” petition. … Read more