House drafting group recommends rejection of ABS-CBN franchise


Posted at Jul 10 2020 02:44 PM | Updated as of Jul 10 2020 02:52 PM

MANILA--ABS-CBN should not be granted a new broadcast franchise, a technical working group recommended to the House Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday.

"The (group) determined that the likely consensus among members of this committee is to disapprove the application of ABS-CBN for another franchise," said Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia, who read the report.

Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo voted against the findings of the 3-man committee, which is set to be voted upon by the 46 members of the franchise committee, and 39 ex-officio members.

A vote of at least 43 congressmen in favor of the resolution would mean that ABS-CBN would be denied a new broadcast franchise.

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