QC mayor supports ABS-CBN’s bid for fresh franchise deal

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Updated February 14, 2020, 5:04 PM

By Chito Chavez 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has strongly supported the pursuit of television network giant ABS-CBN for a fresh 25-year franchise deal to operate.

Mayor Joy Belmonte (Mayor Joy Belmonte Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

To recall, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court that sought the revocation of the ABS-CBN franchise presumably due to the violation of existing franchise law.

The franchise deal is set to expire on March 2020.

“Being the home of ABS-CBN, GMA-7 and other media outfits has turned Quezon City into a “City of Stars,” Belmonte said.

Citing her stand, Belmonte said “by tradition, Quezon City is also known as a bastion of

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