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The results are in.
After 12 hearings, four months, and countless controversies, ABS-CBN network’s franchise renewal has been rejected by the committees on legislative franchises in the House of Representatives.A total of 85 of the 92 members of the committees were present to vote, with the ...
 
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As the embattled network faced the Congress time and again, one man stood out the most: ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak.
It’s been a long and turbulent for ABS-CBN, one that has affected the lives of thousands of its employees. It came to an end today, July 10, when the House voted to deny ABS-CBN a congressional franchise.As the embattled network faced the ...
 
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Now, does it come with improved labor laws and hazard pay?
In case you missed it, President Rodrigo Duterte just declared the year 2020, this goddamn cursed year, as the “Year of the Filipino Health Workers.”In a proclamation released by Malacañang Palace, this declaration is to honor the hard work of health workers ...
 
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As the racist eloquently put it, 'Trump's gonna fuck you.'
In another episode of racism in the U.S.A., a Filipino-American family became the target of a xenophobic white man when the said racist yelled obscenities at the family while they were celebrating a tita’s birthday at a lodge in California.Little did he ...
 
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Parts of QC City Hall have shut down for disinfection.
Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte has tested positive for COVID-19. In a post published on the Quezon City government Facebook page, Belmonte explained that parts of City Hall have been temporarily closed to undergo disinfection. According to Belmonte, the mayor is feeling well and ...
 
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Majority voted against the franchise in the initial tally, according to The Manila Times.
ABS-CBN is unlikely to have its congressional franchised renewed, according to documents obtained by The Manila Times. In a report titled “ABS-CBN Doomed,” the paper revealed the initial tally of votes in the House showed that “No” has the majority with 57 ...
 
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Impunity won't fly in Pasig, not when Vico's mayor.
Vico Sotto is making it clear that he won’t stand for impunity among Pasig City’s traffic enforcers.The mayor recently took to social media to vent his frustration after several of his city’s traffic enforcers were reportedly caught driving either without licenses or with expired ...
 
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John Lloyd Cruz, Janine Gutierrez, and director Joel Lamangan join a multi-sector protest against Anti-Terrorism Law via a stirring rendition of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator speech.
"Mga kababayan! Huwag kayong bumigay sa mga hayop—mga taong namumuhi sa inyo—umaalipin sa inyo—hawak ang inyong leeg—nag-uutos sa inyo–kung anong dapat isipin at damhin!"These are the emotional words of director Joel Lamangan in a video released Monday, July 6, just three days ...
 
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“For the past 33 years, since the passage of the 1987 Constitution, ABS-CBN has implanted into the public pysche the abuse, corruption and stupidity of Congress and government officials and workers."
Cavite 7th District Representative Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla responded to an open letter addressed to him by his younger brother, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.The congressman shared that he read his brother's letter thoroughly, and felt that he owed him gratitude for sharing ...
 
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Kanye West officially announced his bid for the presidency.
Kanye West has announced his intention to run for president of the United States of America, and what better platform to do it than on Twitter?"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our ...
 
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It's not photoshopped, it's a collage!
If you think about it, image-editing software is like a magic wand that the tech world has given us. You can remove a blemish on your profile photo, delete that photobomber from your travel snapshot, and even insert people that weren’t really ...
 
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Enforcers won’t need a warrant to detain suspected terrorists.
President Duterte has signed the Anti-Terror Bill into law. The bill has caused controversy in the past weeks because of its provisions.Once the Anti-Terror Law is put into place, enforcers won’t need a warrant to detain suspected terrorists. They can be detained for ...
 
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The Philippines joins Vietnam in denouncing China in the West Philippine Sea.
In June 2019, a Philippine fishing boat was sunk by a Chinese vessel. The latter rammed it, leaving 22 Filipino fishermen struggling for their lives. Luckily, a Vietnamese vessel was nearby and rescued the drowning fishermen. President Duterte called the incident “just a ...
 
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It's been a hard year for the Kapamilya.
It’s been a rough year for ABS-CBN. It’s facing a pandemic, a struggle for franchise renewal, the shutdown of Channel Two, Sky Direct, and TV Plus, and soon, a number of employees might leave the network to pursue other means of livelihood.Despite the ...
 
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Roque was spotted at Ocean Adventure in Subic.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan questions presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s controversial Subic adventure amid general community quarantine: “Sino ang mga tunay na pasaway?”In a Facebook post, Pangilinan listed the number of alleged quarantine violations committed by government officials, particularly: the mañanita of police ...
 
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ABS-CBN has not been able to pay its employees in full due to its crisis.
Following the cease-and-desist order of ABS-CBN’s Sky Direct and TV Plus, the staff of several ABS-CBN programs had an emergency meeting, via Zoom, wherein the network’s management announced its decision to stop all work within select departments.The meeting was held yesterday, July ...
 
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And the second highest death rate in the region.
According to The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines currently has the highest percentage of active coronavirus cases among the region’s 10 member nations.The data presented by ASEAN takes a comparative look at each country’s COVID-19 situation, and the results are relative to ...
 
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He and his mom got the Disney ending they deserved.
A baby pangolin and its mother were rescued in Palawan by a corn farmer Antonio Cuino, a decent guy who decided to turn over the rare and endangered mother-and-son duo to authorities. Had it been anyone else, these poor little guys might ...
 
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Many Kapamilya stars are dismayed and disappointed by NTC's decision.
Many ABS-CBN stars were disappointed by the recent cease and desist orders (CDO) issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to ABS-CBN Corporation and Sky Cable Corporation on June 30.One demands for the closure of Sky Cable Direct, while the other demands ...
 
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Sky Direct's customers are also being asked to be refunded.
The National Telecommunications Commission has just issued a cease and desist order (CDO) to Sky Cable Corporation, the telecommunications subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation. Sky Cable is now being ordered to stop its direct broadcast satellite service (DBS).This is just one of NTC's two ...
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