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ABS-CBN broadcasting firm can still file an appeal after its new franchise bid was denied by congressmen at the committee level in the House of Representatives, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said on Sunday. Voting 70-11 last Friday, the House committee on legislative franchises denied ABS-CBN broadcasting firm...
There are “systematic attacks” against human rights defenders (HRDs) across all sectors of civil society during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Sunday, after concluding its 104-page report. "Such attack is characterized by a widespread and similar pattern of abhorrent acts, practices,...
A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey has reported on Sunday that three out of four Filipinos or 75 percent of those polled are in favor of Congress renewing ABS-CBN's franchise. The SWS survey also said majority of those surveyed considered the non-renewal a major blow to press freedom. The SWS' National...
The president of transport group Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP), Zenaida "Zeny" Maranan has passed away, her family confirmed on Sunday. She was 75. Maranan’s family said the transport leader died peacefully in her sleep while being confined in a hospital due to a lingering...
The management and members of Currentph.com, a social community of journalists promoting open, free and independent journalism, strongly protest the recent decision of Congress against the grant of a 25-year franchise for ABS-CBN Channel 2 network.  Not only was the decision suspicious and stood on flimsy ground-- it shows the...
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country surpassed 54,000 on Saturday with 1,387 new infections, of which 918 are "fresh" or newly validated and 469 are late, bringing the nationwide tally to 54,222, Department of Health (DOH) said. “As of 4PM today, July 11, 2020, the...
Photos courtesy of different news organizations. Manila police investigators are now probing if the 400-year-old image of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish in Pandacan, Manila was stolen or consumed by the fire after the church went ablaze on Friday afternoon. Authorities said the Pandacan Church fire reached...
  Around 12,361,580 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories, global tallies revealed on Saturday. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 556,140 people. At least 6,593,400 are now considered recovered. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO),...
Two of World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) experts have gone to the Chinese capital Beijing last Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist is scheduled to meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing to work out logistics, places...
It is with concern that the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) notes the denial of the franchise of ABS-CBN, the biggest broadcasting media outlet in the country. CHR continues to stress the importance of timely, credible information in pushing everyone towards the correct direction in responding especially to a pandemic....

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