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Some lawmakers still push for a franchise renewal, despite ABS-CBN’s hopelessness in getting one

As the 19th congress opens, Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives refiled a bill that seeks to grant ABS-CBN a new 25-year franchise.

Amid ABS-CBN’s hopelessness for its franchise, some people are still pushing for it.

It was in May 2022 when Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN TV and Entertainment Production head, and Star Magic head, said that they are not hoping for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal anymore as they have survived without it.



Dyogi said, “We survived two years without the franchise and without the frequency. We will continue with what we are doing, the best what we could do to serve the public.

“Ako, kung ano ang mayroon kami ngayon, yun na lang ang tatrabahuhin namin.

“Ayoko nang umasa, nanggaling na kami dun, okay na kami.
“We will continue to be a content company. We will produce stars and produce a lot of contents.”

As the 19th congress opens, Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives refiled a bill that seeks to grant ABS-CBN a new 25-year franchise.

House Bill No. 1218 was filed by ACT Teachers Party-List Representative France Castro, Gabriela Party List Representative Arlene Brosas, and Kabataan Party List Representative Raoul Danniel Manuel.



ABS-CBN got shut down back in May 2020 after it received a cease and desist order from National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). It was a result of the rejected franchise renewal of the network via the congressional hearing.

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