A certain voting result regarding ABS-CBN franchise renewal case has been circulating online.
ABS-CBN FRANCHISE – A famous newspaper claimed and released voting result over the ABS-CBN franchise renewal case where majority voted “No”.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) cease and desist order issued last May 2020 has forced the ABS-CBN network to stop its broadcasting operations and ultimately, shut down. This is because their 25-year legislative franchise has expired and now, they have been struggling to have a renewal due to numerous issues thrown against them.
Today is the last day and officials are about to vote and through their votes, the fate of the biggest media network in the country will unfold. However, the Manila Times has reported and released some documents where the result of the final voting has been indicated. Is the network doomed? The result showed that the majority has voted “No”.
25 lawmakers were in favor for the renewal of the network, however, those who voted for “No” outnumbered those who voted for “Yes” – a total of 57 lawmakers opposed the renewal as per the document obtained by the Manila Times. Meanwhile, there were 10 who are unsure of their decision.
There were 12 hearings that have happened which tackled all the issues, violations, and controversies of the network. The Joint Committee on Legislative Franchises and on Good Government and Public Accountability ended the hearings on Monday, July 6.
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On Twitter, here are some of the Tweets of the network’s supporters begging to give the renewal that they deserve:
However, those were not enough to prevent them from securing new franchise
Your people is counting on you in this hard time.
They entertain, they employ, they help they make dreams come true…
Bring back the colors to our television.
If the bill will be approved, it will be presented to the plenary for deliberations and will be up for second and third hearing.
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