Thursday, December 5, 2019

Repost: Congress Will Not Prioritize Franchise Bill of ABS-CBN

Image courtesy of www.rappler.com

Source: www.rappler.com

A day after President Rodrigo Duterte's fresh tirades against ABS-CBN Corporation, the House of Representatives will continue to sit on the bills seeking to renew the franchise given to the media network.

On Wednesday, December 4, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, a Duterte ally, said lawmakers have "more than enough time" to tackle the measure in January and February next year. ABS-CBN's legislative franchise, however, expires by March 30, 2020.

"I reiterate that Congress would be fair. We'll always have a fair hearing. Alam naman 'to din ng management ng ABS-CBN na inuna namin 'yung budget at saka mga revenue bills (ABS-CBN's management knows we prioritized the budget and the revenue bills)," Cayetano said in an ambush interview.

"Pero we have more than enough time, more than enough time to tackle it in January, February, dahil March pa naman 'yung expiration ng franchise (But we have more than enough time to tackle it in January, February because the expiration of the franchise is still in March)," added the Taguig City-Pateros congressman.

House committee on legislative franchises chairperson Franz Alvarez told CNN Philippines that his panel has no committee hearings scheduled anymore until December 20, when the 18th Congress adjourns session for the holidays.

"Wala nang hearing for the year (There are no more hearings for the year)," the Palawan 1st District congressman said in a quick phone interview.

This means there will be no committee deliberations this month for at least 5 bills in the House seeking to renew ABS-CBN's legislative franchise for another 25 years.

This goes against Cayetano's earlier pronouncement that the House would begin tackling the bills by end-2019.

On Tuesday night, December 3, Duterte once again vowed to block the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN, which he previously accused of "swindling" him for supposedly not airing his paid political advertisements during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Cayetano, Duterte's running mate in 2016, earlier said he has a "personal complaint" against ABS-CBN, citing the alleged unfair airtime given by the network to vice presidential candidates.

Still, the Speaker assured ABS-CBN of "fair" deliberations in the House and said Duterte "respects" the legislative process.

"As you know, he's the President at mayroon siyang stand sa mga issues so nirerespeto natin 'yan. Having said that, nirerespeto rin ng ating Pangulo 'yung proseso so hintayin na lang natin 'yung proseso na 'yun. But even the President admits that there has to be a fair process," Cayetano said.

(As you know, he's the President and he has a stand on issues so we respect that. Having said that, the President also respects the process so let's just wait for that to happen. But even the President admits there has to be a fair process.)

In a separate press conference, House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr said lawmakers have not yet received any marching orders from Cayetano regarding how to proceed with the bill.

But he believes that if members of the House majority decide to take their cue from Duterte, ABS-CBN's franchise would not be renewed.

"Sa minority po (In the minority), we are free to decide whether we grant the franchise or not. Of course, hindi ko masasabi sa majority congressmen (I can't say the same for the majority congressmen). They might perhaps toe the line with President," said Abante.

"So kung halimbawa i-to-toe po ng maraming congressman [ang gusto ng Pangulo], of course it's almost next to impossible to actually renew the franchise (So if for example many congressmen would toe the line and follow the President, of course it's almost next to impossible to actually renew the franchise)," added the Manila 6th District congressman.

ABS-CBN's current franchise, which was approved through Republic Act No. 7966 on March 30, 1995, is set to expire on March 30, 2020. If the bill renewing the franchise does not get signed into law, ABS-CBN would have to close down its radio and television operations. – Rappler.com

125 comments:

  1. Ano ba talaga yung issue ni PDuterte sa abscbn? Akala ko about the tax, now yung unfair airing?

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    1. Both and bias daw kay Trillanes dahil pinalabas mga ads/black propaganda laban kay Duterte before.

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    2. Our lolo cannot make up his mind.

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    3. 1:31, honestly, i felt bad for Duterte when that Trillanes ads came out during the elections. Now, I realized na kulang pa pala yung ads na pinakita. Mas worst pa yung attitude and behavior in reality ni Duterte now. You can't really let the kids hear him speak coz he is so vulgar. Chismoso pa numero uno. Pathetic pres...

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    4. Kontra mga Marcos ang abs so syempre kaaway din ni Digong .

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    5. Parang bata lang si digong duh. Saka he is vindictive! Hindi lang abs cbn ang nagrereport againts him. Iba din mag powertrip ang lolo mo.

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    6. Pati pala si Cayetano may personal complaints din against abs?

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    7. Can a President just close a company without DUE PROCESS dahil gusto lang niya? I doubt it.

      This is very Ferndinand Marcos ha. History repeats itself. During the Marcos era, all media outlets who are openly criticizing the President were padlocked. ABSCBN ownership and control was taken away from the Lopezes by the government, tapos kinulong ang mga may-ari. Tapos binigyan ng limited 3 months permits ang ABS ng government dahil nasa kanila na ang control.

      Feeling ko mabibigyan din ng limited three month permits ang ABS on Mar 2020.

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    8. 1:57, If your lolo cannot make up his mind, tell him to resign, since he's been saying this from time to time. For once, at least he did something right for the Filipino people. Resign... soon.

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    9. Masyadong Partisan ang Kapamilya network. Buti Sana if they are only an entertainment channel but they are also reporting news, showing ads of those politicians who are favorable to them.

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    10. Maling mali din naman talaga yung pinalabas na black propaganda ni Trillanes na involved ang mga paslit. May TRO din daw pala dun pero di sinunod ng ABS. Pwera pa yung sa ilang politicians na nagbayad daw (including PDutz) pero di naman pinalabas ng ABS ang political ads nila. Kita nyo walang reaksyon ang ABS sa mga akusasyon sa kanila.

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    1. Greed characterizes this admin.

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    2. Same sentiments. Iniipit tapos last minute ire-renew para magpabango.

      This man said he wants to get rid of oligarchs. Instead, he made a new breed. He can fool some and some more, but not everyone.

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    3. 1:22 partisan ABSCBN. Iniipit rin nila ang mga ayaw nilang pulitiko using their news outfit.

      You do not do unto others if you do not want others do unto you ( lang ang peg )

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  3. Sa tinatakbo ng kwento,mukhang malabo na yan ma renew.

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  4. Employees should transfer to other networks or apply to BPO companies.

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    1. Saan mo ilalagay ang more than 11k employees ng ABS-CBN sa buong Pilipinas? Akala mo siguro madali makakuha ng trabaho.

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    2. 1:41, sa Pinas pa lang yan. Paano yung ibang employees nila based abroad??? The TFC people too...

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    3. affected much 1:41am haha

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    4. Regular employee ka ba nila 1:41 #JustAsking

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    5. Anonymous 230am
      This is not a laughing matter.

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    6. Mukhang papalitan lang ang management niyan.

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    7. Does it matter? Contractual naman employees ng ABS wala naman din silang benefits so might as well transfer andyan ang Netflix naghahanap

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    8. Im not 1:41 pero ate hnd ako kcng sama ng ugali mo na ngwa pang tumawa. Yung mga employees nila may mga pamilyang umaaasa.. yung mga artista okie lang mawalan ng work kc for sure may mga ipon cla. Hnd ko alam na may tao na gaya mo sagad ang kasamaan.

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    9. how insensitive 2:30am. Isipin mo nalang what if isa sa mga 11k na taong mawawalan ng trabaho, masasabi mo pa din ba yan? Smh

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    10. 2:30, at least si Anon 1:41 may empathy.

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    11. Hahaha mga pa woke

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    12. tingin ko ililipat mga yan. di naman basta basta pababayaan mga yan, revengeful lang talaga si duterts pero may puso din naman.

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    13. anlaki ngproblema mo 1:41 , ikaw ba may ari ng ABS?

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  5. Itong si Duterte, talagang Marcos copycat. Gusto din ipasara ang ABSCBN just like what Marcos did during his time. Sige lang, ng ma- People Power din siya, just like what happened to Marcos... Tantanan ang power trip, baka magsisi sa huli...

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    1. yun po ba talaga nangyari sa time ni marcos?..nagtataka lang kasi ako sa grandparents ko, idol po si marcos...marami po daw nagawa...taliwas sa nabasa ko dati...

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    2. Exactly. This is a retaliation for the Marcoses

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    3. 1:39, Meron naman nagawang maganda si Marcos nung panahon niya., mostly sa infrastructure. Pero mas sobrang lamang mga masasama. Read Philippine history on martial law. Yung mga atrocities, martial law victims, massive corruption and dictatorship ni Marcos. Kaya nga nagka People Power due to this man. His massive cheating during and every elections. Nasa Guinness world record si Marcos as one of the corrupt leaders during his time. Pero in fairness, mas may utak at maayos ng konti ang palakad ni Marcos kesa ke Duterte.

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    4. @1:39 marami siyang nagawa kasi may pera pilipinas nung time niya. mayaman pilipinas noon. kaya nakaw dito nakaw doon, after ng marcos era, lugmok tayo sa utang. kaya nahihirapan tayong bumawi tapos yung mga nasa posisyon pa ngayon, incompetent.

      pero kung ako tatanungin, di matutumbasan ng kahit anong "ginawa" yung mga buhay na pinatay nung marcos era.

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    5. 1:39 ganun talaga pag di ka personal na naapektuhan wala kang pake kung nangangamatay na yung mga tao at nilulustay yung pera ng bayan. Basta maginhawa pamumuhay mo keber lang sa mga nagdudurusa jan. Better them than us lol. Ok lang na nanakawan tayo ng bilyones ng mga Marcos at least may LRT tayo diba. Marcos padib lol!!

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    6. 1:39 natural maraming naipagawa. Ikaw ba naman ang naupo sa pwesto ng mahigit 20 years. Bakit ba parang tinatanaw pa ng iba na utang na loob na nagpagawa sya ng infrastructures? Responsibility po yan ng gobyerno. Tax ng mga citizens ginastos sa mga yan. Hanggang apo natin sa tuhod baon sa utang dahil sa ginawa ng mga Marcoses na yan.

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    7. 1:39 tumpak!! di ko alam bat yung iba bulag bulagan sa mga marcos. kung sa ibang bansa sinusuka ang dictador, dito sa atin hinahalal ulit. hanggang kailan magiging bulag ang kalahati ng mga Pilipino.

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    8. 7:36, unang tinaasan ng mga sahod ni Marcos mga military personnel para, hawak niya ang mga ito. By doing this, ma control niya ang bansa at magawa niya ang martial law. This was exactly what Duterte did in his first 2 years. Puro mga military camps ang pinuntahan, tinaasan agad ang suweldo ng mga military people. Nilagay sa mga gov't positions mga ex generals maski mga wala naman alam sa pag palakad ng trabaho sa gobyerno. Akala ni Duterte by doing this, hindi na siya ma people power. Subukan lang niyang ipasara ang ABS, ng sa ganun makita niya na sagad na sa inis mga tao sa kanya...

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    9. Sa infrastructure projects kumikita kaya madaming projects noon. Sa regime niya nagstart yung corruption through infrastructure projects. Sabi ng parents ko nakakatakot daw nun magcriticize sa government. Ang mga known critics bigla na lang naglalaho.

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    10. 2:13 Totoo naman. Hanggang ngayon ang makikita mo pa rin sa bansa natin, puro school buildings at hospitals, power plant, mga kalsada at airports na pinagawa pa ni Marcos.

      Ang dami ng mga Presidente ng pinas pagkatapos ng Marcos era, pero bilangin mo lahat ng imprastratura na pinagawa nila, kumpara mo pa iyan sa mga napagawa ni Marcos

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  6. Employees should get a separation pay and probably consider moving to the new management.

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  7. It happened before, not impossible to happen now.

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    1. May mali naman talaga ABSCBN, walang nagregulate sa kanila, kahit minsan sobrang tagilid or umaabuso na ang mismo network.

      Sobra sobra sila sa freedom of expression sa mga pulitiko na sinusuportahan nila, pero todo gipit sa mga ayaw nila.

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  8. Sana nga hindi ma renew, nang mag ka ramble na sa Pinas... Malaman ng admin na ito na sukang-suka na karamihan ng mga pinoy sa pinag gagagawa nila. Puro guloo lang ang ginawa...

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    1. Wow talaga ba. Try nyo, nang magka alaman nga

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    2. Dyan na natin masusubukan kasi matagal na rin itong Network na hari harian

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    3. Mas nakakasuka naman mga kagaya mong pa woke lang. Lol

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  9. Hala pa'no na yung mga loyal supporters ng poon na taga-ABS. Ang buong Showtime family, Gonzaga sisters, etc. Paano na?

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    1. May mga YouTube channels na sila diba

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    2. Nakasafety na mga yun kahit mawalan sila ng work next year mas maalwan pa din magiging buhay nila kesa syo ng buong taon na yun.

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    3. Malamang yung mga may talent talaga ay iaabsorb ng bagong management na ipapalit sa abs pero yung mga talent na palakasan lang ang gamit ay tatanggalin na.

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  10. hayyy pampam lang, tapos last minute i rerenew. tapos isasama as one of the biggest achievements ng admin lols

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    1. Hindi na yan irerenew last minute

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    2. I think he will close it talaga.. ang firm pa din ng decision nya until now eh.

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    3. Close yan teh

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    4. may veto power ba ang presidente na basta basta isara ang isang corporation without due process?

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    5. @3:04 ang FIRM din ng decision nyang di tumakbo noon.

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  11. Excited na. Ko na maisara niya. Para masipa ma siya sa pwesto. Gusto niya yata talaga ng big time rally ng nga solid fans ng abs cbn. Huwag niya minamaliit ang mga kabataan na fanatics. Magsisisi siya

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    1. doubtful malakas si duterte, surprisingly .... not a supporter, never voted for him either

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    2. lol. compared sa 85plus ratings nya. i doubt it

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    3. Yuck ka jejehan mo dear 1:55am

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    4. Just like what happened to Marcos. He thought he was invincible! I can still remember it clearly..

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    5. Why am i laughing about this. Ang jeje mo 1:55

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  12. wag kayong mag alala abscbn.. kasi diba pwede naman silang mag palabas sa youtube hindi naman pag mamay ari ni duterte yan ,i want ,facebook ..kasi usapan tv lang naman e.sure yan ayan gagawin ng abscbn..kaya tuloy parin trabaho ng mga manggagawa ng abscbn thank u lord

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  13. Mukhang magsasara nga ang ABS.. Oh no!

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  14. Akala lang ibang tao this is only a fan war issue. Pero hindi nila alam the government is trying to control the media. Goodluck Pinas! Isang umaga gigising kayo na ang bansa natin is under martial law again!

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  15. Malamang hintayin pa ni Duts lumuhod ang mga Lopez sa kanya para malaki ang utang na loob sa pag renew...

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    1. Hindi yan irerenew for sure

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    2. 7:12, Sinong tinakot ni Duterte by not renewing??? Hindi na ABS and its employees ang kalaban niya if he closes this station, madlang people na.

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    3. abangan nga. madlang people magra rally? idts

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  16. Back fire yan sa admin next election oag nagkataon

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  17. Etong mga congressman na toh wala bang sariling mga utak? So kung ano lang sabihin sakanila yun ang gagawin nila?

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    1. Para daw sa Pork Barrel.

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    2. One congressman actually said that. Parang “kung ano sabihin samin ng pangulo yun ang gagawin namin”

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  18. Let Duterte close it, ng makita niya na kung gaano kadaming tao ang banas sa kanya at sa admin niyang sablay.

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  19. Duda ko may mga plano ang ABS-CBN kapag hindi ma-renew ang franchise. Kasi tahimik lang sila sa isyu ng renewal.

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    1. For sure may back up plan ang abs cbn. Kaya nga nila pinalalakas ang iwant

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  20. ANOTHER MARCOS IS COMING!!!! Oh its already here!! Kawawa talaga ang Pinas at ang mga Pilipino..hopeless case!!!👎👎👎

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  21. kapal ng mukha ni duterte eh nakilala nga sya nung nag guest sya sa GGV- di ko makakalimutan un kc dun ko sya nkilala- they’ve shown his other-lighter-side sa GGV na siguro nman kahit papano nag click sa mga nanonood. atsaka it only shows how immture he is, may ginawang mali sa knya yung network??gsto ipasara at pahirapan lahat ng empleyado??yan ba ang tatay na tntwag ng mga DDS??juskupo lord sana mahila na ang panahon at matapos na termino nito. He’s INSANE- masyadong nalunod sa kapangyarihan nya na he’s POWER TRIPPING to the highest level :(

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    1. 2:27, talagang makapal. Kala mo, pag aari ang buong Pinas. Walang ginawang matino kung hindi mag sabi ng patayan, mag hamon ng away, mag mura, mag showbiz chismis at mag bigay ng kahihiyan sa Pinas. ituloy na lang niya pag resign at tutukan na lang mga sakit niya...

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  22. Celebrities and the people should start speaking out before its too late! Soon they will come for you and your family! Very Tragic..parati nalang bang banana republic?!

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    1. Sana lang as early as now,they should find an alternative.Mag apply na sa iba.

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  23. renew yan for sure,need lng madaming budget para kay digong & congreso.

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  24. Kung maclose or shutdown ang ABS CBN, they can make a new entity.. iibahin lang ang pangalan ng network, but all the artist and employee can be retained and work for them.. oa nyo na mawawalan agad ng work yung iba..

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  25. Nakakatakot mga ganitong presidente. Parang sila Putin, Kim at Erdogan lang. Natutuwa pa mga DDS sa pag suppress sa press freedom.

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  26. EDSA na naman ito mga kapamilya!!!

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    1. kayo lang and please magdala kayo ng portalets!

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    2. 12:33, kung si Marcos napatalsik noon, poon mo pa kaya??? Wait and see... Sagad na kami sa mga tulad nyo!

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    3. 3:06am, 3:17am Magtrabaho kayo imbis yan makaka perwisyo lang kayo sa mga commuters at magkaka traffic.

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    4. 11:40, paki mo sa gustong gawin ng mga tao. Napuno na din sila sa tatay mo...

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    5. 3:06 Edsa ka na lang mag-isa mo. Nakailang Edsa na tayo, pero pinas ganun pa rin. Magtrabaho ka na lang mas mabuti pa

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    6. sa mga gustong magrally sa ibang lugar na lang pls.

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  27. Nanalo na naman siya, bakit pa? Sobra naman pagka vengadora niya. At siempre, sipsip na naman si Cayetano. Then ang mga bulilyaso, isinisisi sa mga nakaraang liderato except kay GMA.I can’t wait na matapos na ang term niya.

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  28. For sure, may rally na mangyayari.
    Gusto nyo ba na kinokontrol ng gobyerno ang mga media whether bias sila or not?
    Grabe naman itong DU30, Marcos 2.0.

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  29. Tanong ko lang sa Presidente and sa Congress, what would happen to those thousands who will lose their jobs if they wont renew the franchise license? Would you give them jobs to feed their families?

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  30. Para saan pa ang Kantar Ratings? Lipat na lang sa Studio 23

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  31. Power tripping ginagawa ng mga kaalyado ng bastos na presidente nila. Kala mo santo, eh mas masahol naman yang presidente nyo.

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  32. Yung mga maka Marcos sa taas, mga ignorante.

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    1. Puede ba, tapos na mga Marcos. Nabigyan na sila ng 20 years to reign in the Phil. Enough of their corruption and evil deeds. Pasalamat na lang sila madali makalimot mga tao at naka balik pa sila. Kakapal naman talaga...

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  33. Ito na lang ang libreng libangan ng mga mahihirap na tao sa Pinas, since mahal manood ng sine, ipasara pa niya ABS??? Wala talagang puso... Masamang tao.

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    1. Yuck low life naman nila. Walang productive na ginagawa.

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    2. 11:42, maka yuck ka dyan as if ni minsan hindi ka nanood ng shows sa ABS. Bigyan mo sila ng mga trabaho, para maging productive sila.

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    3. dami nga mahihirap, nkatunganga na lang sa tv maghapon.

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    4. Magbasa sila nga libro and learn something instead, lol.

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    5. Ah ganon, gusto mo puro tambay lang ang tao. Walang trabaho, walang ginagawa.

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  34. Even if they don't renew the franchise, ABS CBN can just transfer their shows to online platforms like streaming services, iWant Tv, and YouTube, where they will have a wider international audience and can command higher fees for ads because of their broader reach. TV and cable are slowly dying and the only one who'll be disadvantaged here are from the lower SES who have limited access to online platforms and digital gadgets. ABS CBN knows that which is why it has been expanding its online content. Personally, I watch Showtime as well as other ABS teleseryes and news online. I don't watch it on television.

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  35. wala pala maasahan sa kongreso kung ano ang sabi ng pinuno yun ang dapat sundin

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  36. Dictator in the making si duterte. What a D head.

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  37. Weder weder lang yan. Ilang dekada rin naman silang namayagpag.

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    1. Hay naku 2 1/2 years na lang, hindi pa gumawa ng matino. HIndi man lang maawa sa mga masa na manonood. Ipasara pa ang konting kaligayahan.

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  38. Baka iyan na ang makapagpapatapos sa Probinsyano...

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  39. Kaya nga may mga streaming app na ang abscbn para if ever hindi sila marenewbay okay lang may iwant naman tfc app so kebs hahaha

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  40. Truly a timely manifestation of two contrasting scenarios:
    Street protests in the guise of art that proliferate, on one hand, and press freedom on the brink of demise, on the other hand. Sad & scary!

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  41. Eto na ba ang makakapagpahinto sa story ni Cardo Dalisay?!

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    1. Sana nga. That show is so bad, old, redundant and recycled.

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  42. Actually it’s a blessing in disguise if they close this network. The government can sell a new license to a brand new owners that will hopefully make much better and updated concepts for their shows and programs. The current shows and programs are so bad and laughable (low quality, outdated and recycled).

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    1. I agree. Time to evolve, time to change.

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  43. y close a business na is successful and patronize by many , only because of politics.

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  44. Malamang yan may bagong network na sisibol managed by a new breed of investors.

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