Bill filed seeking provisional franchise for ABS-CBN until October
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has filed House Bill No. 6732 which seeks to give ABS-CBN a provisional franchise to operate until October 2020.
“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 laws,” read the bill’s explanatory note.
According to House Bill No. 6732, it seeks to provide ABS-CBN with a provisional franchise valid until October 31, 2020, “to give both the House of Representatives and the Senate to hear the issues being raised for and against the renewal, and assess, with complete impartiality and fairness, whether or not the network shall be granted a franchise for another twenty-five (25) years.”
“We cannot, in good conscience, sweep the accusations under the rug.”
You can read the copy of the bill below, as obtained by Inquirer.net: