House freezes franchise renewal of ABS-CBN

House of Representatives (FILE PHOTO)

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 13  has frozen the application for a franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, one of the biggest TV networks in the country.

The franchise of ABS-CBN is about to expire in nine months thus it needs to be renewed in order to continue its operations. However, following the said decision, the bill which seeks the renewal of ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise would have to be re-filed in July during the start of the 18th Congress in July.

ABS-CBN’s rival networks already had their franchise renewal.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte earlier expressed his dismay on the said network saying that the latter is biased against him.

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