Senate President Tito Sotto has filed a bill seeking to renew ABS-CBN Corp's franchise for another 25 years, offering fresh hope for the shuttered broadcaster.
ABS-CBN has been off the air since May 2020 and in July that same year, the House of Representatives rejected its application for a new license.
"I noticed TV stations have been replacing their news programs with Animes. It means competition is absent and mediocrity is creeping in because of the absence of a strong competitor like ABS-CBN," Sotto said.
Here is a copy of the bill filed by Sotto: