Senate likely to approve ABS-CBN franchise renewal in 2 weeks –lawmakers

Senate likely to approve ABS-CBN franchise renewal in 2 weeks –lawmakers

SENATOR Sonny Angara said that the upper chamber of Congress may approve the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise in just two weeks once the House of Representatives transmits the initial-proposed measure on it.

 

Angara explained that the Senate just needs at least three days between the second and third readings if the bill is not certified as urgent by the President.

 

Angara also said that should President Rodrigo Duterte certify the bill as urgent, it can be approved in just one week or three session days.

 

To recall, there are at least 11 bills for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal that are pending before the House Committee on Legislative Franchises, with the earliest filed in July 2019. The proposed measures would allow ABS-CBN a broadcast franchise for another 25 years.

 

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