This May 5, 2020 photo shows the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City after the National Telecommunications Commission ordered its shutdown.
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LIVE updates: House panel votes on ABS-CBN franchise
PhilstarLIVE (Philstar.com) - July 9, 2020 - 12:57pm

MANILA, Philippines (Updated July 10, 2020, 12:37 p.m.) — The House of Representatives committee on legislative franchises and committee on good government and public accountability have to wrapped up the hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN's legislative franchise.

Rep. Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna Party-list) gave the summation of the authors of the bills seeking to grant the broadcast giant a 25-year franchise while Rep. Rodante Marcoleta (Sagip Party-list) delivered the summation of the opposing side.

Members of the House committee on legislative franchises will meet at 1 p.m. on July 10 to discuss the draft of the technical working group's report on ABS-CBN's application for franchise.

Get updates as we await the decision on one of the country's top broadcast networks, which sparked concern on press freedom.

 

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