‘A franchise is a privilege, not a demandable right!’ Retired SC Justice Noel Tijam shares thoughts on ABS-CBN shutdown
Retired Supreme Court Justice Noel Tijam finally weighed in the issue of ABS-CBN’s shutdown and Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition to the SC.
According to him, there is no more urgency for the SC to deliberate on the matter, since the franchise has been expired. He also said that SolGen Calida’s petition might even be deemed moot.
Justice Tijam reemphasized that it is not the task of the SC to decide on cases to give advisory and opinion.
Future Abogados, take note!