- The bid of ABS-CBN for another 25-year franchise has been officially rejected on Friday
- A total of 70 lawmakers voted against the franchise renewal of the said media giant
- Despite the much-talked-about result, the said network can reportedly resort to some remedies
- House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate enumerated some of the possible remedies
A lawmaker in the Philippines enumerated some of the possible “remedies” that ABS-CBN can resort to now that its franchise bid has been officially rejected.
KAMI learned that the said media giant failed to get the approval of the House of Representatives with regards to the renewal of its 25-year franchise.
On Friday, 70 solons voted against the Kapamilya network, while only 11 casted their “yes” votes on the move that grants the said corporation another franchise.
Carlos Zarate, the House deputy minority leader, told INQUIRER.net that one of the remedies that ABS-CBN can resort to is the re-filing of a new bill.
However, he revealed that the re-filing of a new bill will have to undergo the same process that the denied bills went through.
The lawmaker also stated that there is a rule where a person who voted against the renewal of ABS-CBN franchise can file a motion for reconsideration.
“[One remedy is] when a member [files] for a motion for reconsideration. But not everybody can file a motion for reconsideration. Only a member who voted with the majority can vote for motion for reconsideration,” he quipped.
“The motion for reconsideration will be heard in the same meeting if it’s raised in the same meeting or if it is raised on the same day on writing, it should be calendared by the committee for a hearing,” he added.
ABS-CBN is a well-known broadcasting firm in the Philippines. It has produced a lot of quality shows and excellent artists in its 65 years of serving Filipinos.
Several Kapuso celebrities aired their honest reactions after knowing that the said network has been ordered to stop its broadcast operations.
Just a few weeks ago, Solicitor General Jose Calida, a person who firmly stands against the said media giant, said that the end is already near for the corporation.
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