One of the country’s leading news agency, ABS-CBN is in danger of losing its contract in the year 2020 based upon the revelations made by Inquirer. According to Inquirer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. is in bind after failing to have its legislative approved before the end of the 16th Congress under the Aquino administration.
Based on the report posted by the newspaper, the Kapamilya Channel is now looking down to a more difficult road in getting a new, 25-year congressional franchise from the 17th Congress, which is now under the Duterte administration.
ABS-CBN is one of the alleged bias media who keeps on reporting only the negative news about President Duterte and most of the time mis-quoted the incoming chief executive on his various pronouncement to the media.
The allies of Mayor Rody Duterte who formed the so-called “supermajority” in the 17th Congress are unhappy about ABS-CBN’s attacks especially during and before the campaign period. One of the most blatant attack of ABS-CBN is the airing of the anti-Duterte ads using children which was funded by Sen. Trillanes a few days before the election day.
ABS-CBN was supposed to renew their broadcasting contract during the 16th Congress but the two bills failed to passed the congress. One of the bills was filed by Isabela Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao in September 2014 while the other bill was filed by Baguio Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr., last December 2014 but all two bills failed.
The said bills would renew the Kapamilya Channel’s right to operated TV and radio broadcasting stations in the Philippines through microwave, satellite or whatever means, including the use of new technologies in television and radio systems.
ABS-CBN’s 25-year franchise expires on March 30, 2020, which is clearly under the harsh administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the only presidential candidate that became a constant victim of alleged bias journalism by the Kapamilya Channel.
Some netizens even initiated some boycott moves on social media and encouraged thousands of Filipino netizens not to patronize the stations whom they even dubbed as “ABIAS-CBN.”