MANILA, Philippines — A measure seeking the non-expiration of franchises with pending renewal in Congress has reached the Senate floor.
Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday endorsed for plenary approval Senate Bill No. 1530, which seeks to amend Section 18, Book VII, Chapter 3 of the Administrative Code of the Philippines providing for the non-expiration of a license, where the licensee has filed a timely and sufficient application for renewal until a final determination on the application has been made.
The proposed amendment expands the provision to also include franchises granted by Congress.
The measure is contained under Committee Report No. 100.
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