MANILA, Philippines — The members of the House committee on legislative franchises on Friday handed their decision on the fate of ABS-CBN: A resounding “yes” rejecting the network’s bid for another 25-year franchise.
Seventy affirmative votes were more than enough to adopt the panel’s technical working group’s (TWG) report recommending the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise application.
Only 11 lawmakers voted against the report, while two inhibited and one chose to abstain.
“In resolving the franchise application of ABS-CBN, this Committee assures the House of Representatives that this matter is in no way related to the freedom of the press. It is what it is — a denial of a …
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