Mindanao solon says denial of ABS-CBN franchise defies evidence

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY——-Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez expressed indignation over the decision of the House committee on legislative franchises to deny ABS-CBN’s bid for a franchise saying it was based on dubious grounds.

“The findings of the TWG (technical working group) are contrary to the evidence presented during the 12 hearings,” Rodriguez said.

On Thursday, July 10, 70 members of the committee voted to uphold the report, which recommended to deny ABS-CBN’s franchise bid.

“The TWG set aside what was proven in the hearings that the ABS-CBN complied with all provisions of our Constitution, statutes and regulations,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, who is not a member…

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