Lagman: My scorecard shows 8-0 sweep in favor of ABS-CBN’s franchise

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MANILA, Philippines — For Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, media giant ABS-CBN should be granted a 25-year franchise as his scorecard shows an 8-0 sweep in favor of the network with regard to the issues hounding its franchise application.

Lagman said this Wednesday after 12 hearings have been held to discuss various issues hounding ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid such as the citizenship of the network’s chair emeritus Gabby Lopez, the Lopez family’s reclamation of the network after the EDSA Revolution, involvement in alleged labor violations as well as tax-related issues, and the alleged political bias of the network, among others.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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