Happening right now:Calida files quo warranto vs ABS CBN
Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday morning filed a quo warranto petition questioning the validity of the franchise of television giant ABS CBN before the Supreme Court.
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ABS-CBN franchise is set to expire this March, and bills are pending before the House and Senate to have this extended
The President has, on numerous occasions, threatened to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, accusing the network of biased reporting and riling against its failure to air his political advertisement during the 2016 campaign.
Under the 1987 Constitution, the granting of a franchise to television and radio companies is a power lodged in Congress.