Congress approves bill that grants ABS-CBN provisional franchise until Oct. 31

Congress approves bill that grants ABS-CBN provisional franchise until Oct. 31

- Congress has approved the bill that sought to grant a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN

- The said bill would allow the network to resume operations until October 31, but it would still need the approval in a plenary session

- House Bill 6732 was sponsored by House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano

- It states that Congress is hoping that the measure would strike a balance between the immediate needs of the people and compliance with laws

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The 18th Congress has approved House Bill 6732 which granted the provisional franchise of ABS-CBN until October 31, 2020.

The bill, as per DZMM was authored by House Speaker Alan Cayetano. It still needs to be approved by the House Plenary.

ABS-CBN's report stated that a portion of the bill stated:

"Through this measure, we hope to strike a balance between the immediate needs of the people amid this crisis and the duty of Congress to ensure accountability to our present law."

"It's just a few months but it's good enough so we can restore ABS-CBN to the airwaves...," said Cagayan De Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez.

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In a previous KAMI report, the hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutDown trended worldwide on Twitter following the cease and desist order and shutdown of the Kapamilya network.

ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.”

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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