The 17th Congress’ term starts on July 25, 2016 and ends on June, 2019.
Duterte and his supporters are unhappy about ABS-CBN’s attacks against him during the campaign season, according to the Inquirer report.
The ABS-CBN’s 25-year congressional franchise renewal to be renewed now under the 17th Congress of the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, it would be happen anymore. The Philippines’ largest radio-TV network is now looking down a more difficult road to getting a new, 25-year congressional franchise from the 17th Congress, especially in the face of its spat with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
House Bill Number 4997 or “An act renewing the franchise granted to ABS-CBN Corporation (formerly ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation) under Republic Act Number 7966 or ‘An act granting ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate, and maintain broadcasting stations in the Philippines, and for other purposes’ for twenty-five (25) years from the effectivity of this act” filed by Baguio City Rep. Duterte and his supporters are unhappy about ABS-CBN’s attacks against him during the campaign season.
(Source: ABS-CBN franchise expires in 2020: Should congress during Duterte admin renew it?
June 12, 2016 ABS-CBN has been accused of being biased against incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.
Two bills were introduced in the 16th Congress for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise granted in March 1995: one by Isabela Rep. The bills would renew ABS-CBN’s right to operate 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.
Giorgidi Aggabao, filed in September 2014, and another by Baguio Rep. The Inquirer contacted several ABS-CBN executives for comment, but the Lopez-owned broadcast network declined to comment for now.
ABS-CBN also dominated in other territories like in Balance Luzon (places in Luzon outside of Metro Manila) where it struck a national average audience share of 47% against the 33% of GMA; Visayas where it scored 54% against the 24% of the rival network; and in Mindanao where it garnered 54% against the 27% of the Kapuso station.
For its part, GMA, which uses data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, captured most viewers across Mega Manila and Urban Luzon.
Giorgidi Aggabao, filed in September 2014, and another by Baguio Rep. Aliping Jr., filed in December of the same year,” reported.
“The bills would renew ABS-CBN’s right to operate 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,” the report said.
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