ABS-CBN urges Supreme Court to void NTC’S cease-and-desist order

ABS-CBN urges Supreme Court to void NTC’S cease-and-desist order

THE legal counsel of ABS-CBN Corporation has filed two different motions in the Supreme Court earlier today.


One motion is for certiorari and prohibition with the urgent application for the issuance of temporary restraining order or writ of preliminary injunctions.


The other is an urgent motion for the special raffle which appeals to the court to void the issued cease-and-desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission or NTC against ABS-CBN Corporation.


According to Atty. Michelle Go of Poblador Bautista and Reyes Firm, it is stated in their argument that NTC did not follow due process over their decision to stop the operations of the said giant broadcasting network.


The ABS-CBN petitioner also said that NTC also had malpractices in the previous years where other broadcasting networks are allowed to operate while their application for the franchise is on trial in the Congress.




It can be remembered that Congress also showed interest in giving ABS-CBN a chance to continue to operate while their franchise application in on trial.


The petitioner stressed that NTC should have weighed the factors such as the interest of the Filipino audience because the issuance of the cease-and-desist order affected 11, 000 employees of the said corporation.


She also expressed frustration because the move came as the country faced a deadly pandemic where the public needs an update about the news.


Meantime, Go said that she will leave the decision to the Supreme Court over the matter.




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