Bill renewing franchise of ABS-CBN refiled in House

MANILA, Philippines --- Nueva Ecija 2nd District Rep. Micaela Violago has refiled in the 18th Congress a bill renewing ABS-CBN Corp.'s franchise, which will expire on March 30, 2020. Violago filed House Bill No. 676, which seeks to renew the radio-television network's franchise for another 25 years, last July 1, but a copy of her bill was sent to media on Tuesday night. The 17th Congress version of the proposed law remained has been pending at the House Committee on Legislative Franchises since Nov. 16, 2016. The panel did not act on the bill until that Congress adjourned sine die. READ: Arroyo on ABS-CBN franchise: 'Our sessions are over' "In acknowledgment of ABS-CBN's ...

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