Pres. Duterte asks Congress to act on ABS-CBN franchise

Pres. Duterte asks Congress to act on ABS-CBN franchise



The ABS-CBN renewal of franchise issue has turn into a story itself, both opposite side of the fence having their own take and theories on the matter at hand.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has urged the Congress to “do something” about the pending of the bills which calls for the renewal of the TV network.



Currently there are 11 pending bills which calls for the renewal of ABS-CBN still not scheduled in the committee level in the House of Representatives.



President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
(photo credit to owner)


“What is important is the President said: ‘They should do something about it.’ Meaning to say, (they should) do their job. If there is a pending application before Congress, then members of Congress should deliberate on it and decide whether or not to grant or to deny the extension,”  Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Salvador Panelo said to reporters in Malacanang.

Atty. Panelo issued the said statement after the critics of the President blamed him for the impasse in the tackling of the bills pending in the House of Representatives.

“What is the job of Congress? The job of Congress is to pass laws. The job of Congress is to investigate in aid of legislation any matter that affects the national interest and their welfare. That’s their job. One of their jobs is precisely to deliberate on whether or not to grant franchises or renew franchises,” Panelo said.







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