- Nora Aunor is back on TV via her upcoming drama series Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit, which is set to air on February 24.
- The multi-awarded actress reacted to the pending extension of ABS-CBN Network operations.
- Aunor chose to say that it is better to respect the government’s decision whether to allow the Kapamilya Network to extend its operation, or revoke the franchise.
After the success of Onanay, award-winning actress Nora Aunor is back on the TV as she stars in the upcoming drama series of GMA Network’s remake of the 1989 classic film of the same title Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.
In this project, the Superstar will work with other Kapuso stars including Kyline Alcantara, Mylene Dizon, Ayra Mariano, Isabel Rivas, Ina Feleo, Gabby Eigenmann, and ErvicVijandre. The drama series is set to air its pilot episode on February 24 as part of the network’s Afternoon Prime line up.
After the media launch, the 66-year-old actress was asked for her reaction about the issue on ABS-CBN Network regarding its impending franchise renewal.
The actress did not take any side and tried to be neutral instead.
She said, “Nasa gobyerno ‘yan e. Kung anuman ang magiging desisyon ng bawat panig at mapagkakasunduan, irespeto na lang.”
The impending franchise renewal of ABS-CBN has created abuzz on different social media platforms and even headlined several news articles. This has also become a national issue now that the possible shutdown of the biggest media network might mean thousands of people become jobless.
Different sectors have different takes and views on the matter, but most of them condemn Congress for allegedly sitting on the plea of ABS-CBN Network to extend its operations.
House Committee on Legislative Franchises Vice Chairman Rep. Antonio Albano demands the public to stop pressuring them for there are legal procedures that must be taken and put into consideration especially that there are allegations floating against the media network.
Not to mention the quo warranto petition that Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed before the Supreme Court requesting the revocation of ABS-CBN’s franchise. Calida claims that the Kapamilya Network has committed several violations in its terms and even with the Constitution.
But Albano clarified that even if the giant Network’s franchise expires, it can still operate after March 30, 2020, as the network’s franchise will be deemed extended.
With 11 bills filed in Congress, Albano believes that ABS-CBN franchise will not be terminated until the end of the 18th Congress.
Senate President Tito Sotto agreed with Albano and assured that ABS-CBN will continue to operate until such time that the House of Representatives decide to either grant or deny the renewal of the network’s franchise.