The Supreme Court has yet to act on the TRO petition by ABS-CBN against the National Telecommunications Commission on its cease and desist order versus the Kapamilya network.
In a tweet by ABS-CBN reporter Mike Navallo, he said that there’s still no information about when the SC would discuss the matter.
“For those asking, there’s still no information about action on ABS-CBN TRO petition. Again, your weekly reminder that legal experts have pointed out SC will most likely junk the petition for being moot and academic because the House of Reps has killed the franchise application.”
For those asking, there's still no information about action on ABS-CBN TRO petition. Again, your weekly reminder that legal experts have pointed out SC will most likely junk the petition for being moot and academic because the House of Reps has killed the franchise application.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) August 11, 2020
Although in his previous tweet, he said that SC Chief Justice Peralta said that ABS-CBN TRO will be deliberated on July 13.
On the ABS-CBN TRO petition, Peralta says TRO prayer will still be deliberated on July 13. They waited for comments from all parties.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) June 11, 2020
However, many legal luminaries already said that it might be useless to even hope for the TRO since it will be moot and academic since congress had already junked ABS-CBN’s franchise application.
With ABS-CBN’s shut down in May and Congress’ denial of their franchise application in July, ABS-CBN has started laying off its employees and closing different business units.
The Current Affairs Dept of the Integrated News and Current Affairs division has stopped producing their shows causing veteran journalists Ces Drilon and Korina Sanchez to be retrenched.
ABS-CBN sports which carried the UAAP, NCAA and other sporting event have also bid goodbye.
ABS-CBN regional group which provides regional news and entertainment to different provincial stations of ABS-CBN was also closed down.
Aside from its TV business units, ABS-CBN’s print division specifically Chalk Magazine has also bid goodbye to all its loyal readers.
Our story is about to come to its end, but we're ready to make this final chapter meaningful and exciting for all of you.
— CHALK (@chalkdotph) August 7, 2020
Restaurant 9501, which is the frequent location of formal haute cuisine dinners, board meeting meals, and celebrity-studded press conferences was also affected by the non-renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise causing it to close their doors to their loyal foodies.
All of ABS-CBN’s FM stations MOR around the country will also shut down with their last broadcast set on August 31st.
Currently, ABS-CBN shows are being shown on Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TVs and on Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube and Facebook.