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  • What a ‘NO VOTE’ on ABS-CBN’s franchise means to Filipinos

    Members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises are expected to cast their vote on ABS-CBN’s fate this Friday (July 10) and it is not just the network who is bound to lose big should the franchise bid fails to get majority votes. Millions of Filipinos are also at the losing end in this battle […] More

  • ABS-CBN: Lopez family never lost ownership of network

    ABS-CBN stood by the legality of the return of ABS-CBN broadcast facilities to the Lopez family, as it never lost ownership of the network even during Martial Law. “Hindi po nawalay ang pag-aari ng Lopez family sa ABS-CBN at mga broadcast facilities and equipment even from the time when Martial Law was declared until today,” […] More

  • ABS-CBN’s Service Is Vital in Today’s Health Crisis— Environmental Groups Say

    Three of the country’s most active environmental groups denounced the shutdown of ABS-CBN Corporation by the National Telecommunications Commission, emphasizing the importance of the services provided by the network in this time of pandemic. In a statement, Green Thumb Coalition (GTC) considered ABS-CBN’s closure as a form of deprivation of information among grassroots communities in […] More

  • ‘I Am First and Foremost a Filipino’ – Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III

    ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III asserted that he is a natural-born Filipino citizen as he addressed questions about his citizenship at the House of Representatives today, June 3. “I am a natural-born Filipino citizen because both my parents are Filipino citizens,” said Lopez. ABS-CBN general counsel Mario Bautista said that Lopez is a […] More

  • ABS-CBN Franchise authors debunk 50-year limit franchise claims

    Did ABS-CBN violate the Constitution’s provision on franchise periods? According to two ABS-CBN franchise bill authors, the Kapamilya network did not violate such privision in the Constitution. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlo Zarate said that the 50 year-limit is the maximum duration that Congress can grant in each franchise […] More

  • Mayors express gratitude to ABS-CBN’s ‘Pantawid Ng Pag-Ibig’

    Local government units (LGUs) found it challenging to quickly provide relief to families affected by the quarantine. That is why several mayors in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have expressed their gratitude to companies that served as their partners at this time, including ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.” “Private and public partnerships like […] More

  • Employees’ online petition to bring back ABS-CBN hits 1M signature in 24 hours

    Filipinos have shown their love and support for ABS-CBN and joined the call to bring the network back on air after the online petition launched by its employees has garnered over one million signatures in less than 24 hours. In their “Ibalik ang ABS-CBN” petition on kapamilyaforever.com, ABS-CBN employees have appealed to the House of […] More

  • Youth Groups Nationwide want ABS-CBN back on air

    Different youth groups in the country were fearless to condemn the shutdown of ABS-CBN as they consider this more than an issue of an expired franchise, calling on the National Telecommunications Commission to reconsider the order and allow ABS-CBN to return on air. The Akbyan Youth strongly advised NTC to heed the Senate and the […] More

  • ABS-CBN shutdown puts 11,000 jobs at risk — Labor and Human Rights groups say

    Labor and human rights organizations in the country stand with ABS-CBN and its workers as they see the forced closure of the network as a grave disadvantage to the 11,000 ABS-CBN workers. According to labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa, shutting down ABS-CBN’s broadcast operations and rendering more than 11,000 workers unemployed […] More

  • PH Top Business Groups ask congress to act on ABS-CBN’s Franchise renewal

    The country’s leading business groups are calling on Congress for the immediate and just resolution of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal as its closure has negatively affected many industries, especially the advertising sector. The Philippine Association of Advertisers has branded the network’s shutdown as “adversely disruptive” to many marketing communications programs of many advertisers. According to PANA, […] More

  • MMFF announces the complete lineup for its first ever summer edition

    Traditionally held once a year since 1975, from December 25 to the first week of January, the Metro Manila Film Festival will now have two editions starting this year. In a press conference, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced the eight official entries chosen from the 24 film submissions. These films will be shown […] More

  • Judy Ann Santos returns to primetime after six years

    It’s been six years since Queen of Teleseryes Judy Ann Santos did a series for ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. Her last teleserye project was Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala in 2013. Her supposed return via Someone To Watch Over Me in 2015 was put on hold and eventually shelved because of her pregnancy during that time. Last […] More