Trillanes laments collapse of another pillar of fragile democracy

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MANILA, Philippines — “Another pillar of our fragile democracy has fallen.”

This was how former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV decried the death of ABS-CBN’s franchise application at the House of Representatives.

According to Trillanes, the denial of the House committee on legislative franchises on the media giant’s application for a fresh 25-year franchise is “a sad day for press freedom.”

“Now, if we really want to save our country, kailangan nating maging matapang, [we need to be brave]” the fierce Duterte administration critic added.

Voting 70-11, the House panel denied the consolidated bills which would hav…

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