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ABS-CBN Franchise Renewal Bill is Filed at the Senate

New hope for the Kapamilya network?
Jan 4, 2021
Photo/s: Wikimedia Commons / PinoyExplorer

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.


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This forced the network to cut back on its staff and air some of its shows on Zoe TV 11, rebranded A2Z.

"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:

Senate of the Philippines
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