2 Cebu City lawmakers say denial of ABS-CBN franchise ill-timed

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CEBU CITY — Two Cebu City congressmen lamented the decision of their colleagues in the House of Representatives to deny the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corp.

Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar of the north district and Rodrigo Abellanosa of the south district agreed that the decision of the House committee on legislative franchises was ill-timed.

“In this time of the pandemic when businesses are closing down, people are losing jobs and getting hungry, the economy is on the verge of collapse, the decision shutting down the ABS-CBN is very inhumane, absolutely out of sense and timing,” said Abellanosa in a statement.

He said that if he were a member of the committee, he would have…

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