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Multi-sectoral groups protest against the Anti-Terror Law and the recent House rejection of ABS-CBN's franchise bid at the Commission on Human Rights on Saturday. Critics say that both the law and the broadcast network’s closure are attacks against free speech. Days before the new Anti-Terrorism Law takes effect, the Duterte administration...
The rejection of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal is "an act of tyranny" and is "against the freedom of speech and information",  think tank IBON Foundation said during the weekend. "The government wants to keep the press in line by killing the country's largest broadcasting network and intimidating those it hasn't co-opted,"...
ABS-CBN 2 President and CEO Carlo Katigbak is looking at ways of continuing ABS-CBN's mission of serving the Filipino people. With the loss of their Congressional franchise to operate, ABS-CBN 2 remains only to be seen by Filipinos through the internet-- something which diminishes substantially its value for advertisers....
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 1,233 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total to 52,914. “As of 4PM today, July 10, 2020, the Department of Health reports the total number of COVID-19 cases at 52,914,” said the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin  #118. There are also 38,324...
It's official--- Congress, particularly the Committee on Legislative Franchises has denied the application of media giant ABS-CBN for another 25 year franchise. Committee chair, Palawan Congressman Franz Alvarez reported that an overwhelming 70 lawmakers adopted the recommendation of a Technical Working Committee...
Congressmen voted on Friday  to reject a new broadcast franchise for ABS-CBN Corp. The votes permanently shut down a major part of the country’s largest media network, in what is seen as part of a worsening crackdown on press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte. The panel adopted the Technical Working Group’s...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air. With this, the WHO has released an updated guidance on  the role of airborne droplets in transmission of COVID-19. The airborne transmission could not be...
The marathon House hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise issue were not able to find evidence to show that the network violated constitutional provisions and other related laws, Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate said. Zarate was one of the two lawmakers—the other being Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta—who gave a summation...
Employees union of ABS-CBN on Friday slammed Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa who said the network's employees should seek employment elsewhere if ABS-CBN's franchise bid is rejected. It would be difficult for ABS-CBN employees to look for new jobs in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic if Congress decides...
The Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), is now prohibiting its passengers from talking inside the trains to prevent the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). LRMC Corporate Communications head Jacqueline Gorospe, in an interview  on Dobol B sa News...

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