Fact check: Did the Congress already decide on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN?

Fact check: Did the Congress already decide on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN?

- An online report went viral after claiming that the Congress already acted on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Corporation

- The report claimed that the network will shut down on March 30, 2020

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false

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A social media report circulated online claiming that the Congress has already decided to junk the franchise of the largest media network in the country, ABS-CBN Corporation.

However, KAMI learned that this claim has been debunked.

In a report by French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), the online report claimed that the network will shut down on March 30, 2020.

“Confirmed: Kongreso nagbigay na ng hatol! ABS-CBN magsasara na sa March 30, 2020! Panoorin,” it said in the headline.

It was stated in the report that the Congress has already given a decision, following the state of President Rodrigo Duterte that he would now allow ABS-CBN to renew its franchise after what happened during the 2016 elections campaign.

It also mentioned that the network has already commented on the supposed decision.

Fact check: Did the Congress already decide on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN?

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According to AFP, the House of Representatives did not act on the bill that sought for the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN in November 2018.

The four House bills regarding the franchise renewal are still pending, according to the official website of the House of Representatives.

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In a previous report by KAMI, Senator Ralph Recto has filed a bill seeking to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Corporation.

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation is a giant entertainment company in the country. It was founded on June 13, 1946.

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