SolGen to ask SC to revoke ABS-CBN franchise

SolGen to ask SC to revoke ABS-CBN franchise

ABS-CBN will have another problem on its way.

In a report published in The Manila Times, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) are making a case as against the Lopez owned television giant and will formally ask the Supreme Court (SC) to revoke the legislative franchise.

According to the Manila Times report, the OSG has already finished a draft petition of a quo warranto and the said petition is expected to be filed sometime next week.

OSG Jose Calida is reported to be filing a quo warranto petition in the Supreme Court as against
the ABS CBN network (photo credit to owner)

It is expected as always Solicitor General Jose Calida will lead the petition in its invocation of the judiciary powers of the SC.

Under Rule 66 of the Rules of Court, a legislative franchise may be revoked if there are violations committed by a corporation or entity.

The filing is said to be because of the alleged violations ABS-CBN of the “terms and conditions “ of the franchise granted to them by Congress, according to the Manila Times report.

“There were several violations filed by ABS-CBN in their legislative franchise. A petition will be filed before the Supreme Court to revoke its grant,” the source stated.
The source, however, did not give details on the violations.

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Report from Manila Times

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