By Mara Cepeda On Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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In House panel report, ABS-CBN accused of favoring Robredo in 2016

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the delivery of the personal protective equipment sets her office gave to hospitals in need on March 24, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP MANILA, Philippines More...

By Mara Cepeda On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Ex-Kapamilya Legarda, Vargas explain their silence during ABS-CBN voting

AVOIDING CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Pictured here are Antique Representative Loren Legarda and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas. File photos by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – House Deputy Speaker More...

By Mara Cepeda On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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ABS-CBN franchise bill authors slam panel verdict

PRESS FREEDOM. ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs chief Ging Reyes speaks during the candle-lighting ceremony outside their office after a House committee denied their franchise application on July 10, More...

By Mara Cepeda On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Read, respect House panel’s rejection of ABS-CBN franchise – Cayetano

THE SPEAKER’S APPEAL. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference in the House of Representatives on February 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Alan More...

By Mara Cepeda On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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[DOCUMENT] House panel’s resolution, report on rejecting ABS-CBN’s franchise

The House committee on legislative franchises says ABS-CBN’s alleged violations ‘weighs heavily against’ the network’s franchise application Published 3:05 PM, July 10, 2020 More...

By Mara Cepeda On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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‘Why punish a company that did not breach laws?’

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Employees of ABS-CBN gather outside the House of Representatives on July 9, 2020 to urge lawmakers to pass its franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The defenders More...

By Mara Cepeda On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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ABS-CBN failed to air ads of many candidates, not just Duterte’s

COVERAGE WOES. ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak defends his network’s franchise application before House members on June 3, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN More...

By Mara Cepeda On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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‘They had such promising futures’

PAYING HER RESPECTS. Vice President Leni Robredo (2-L) on July 1, 2020, visits the wake of one of the soldiers gunned down by police in Sulu. Photo from Robredo’s Facebook page MANILA, Philippines – More...

By Mara Cepeda On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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DFA warns OFW repatriation funds may run out by August

GOING HOME. Around 500 OFW repatriates mostly from the Middle East are given COVID-19 clearances to go home to their respective provinces via land transport on June 18, 2020 at the Paranaque Integrated Terminal More...

By Mara Cepeda On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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After Ressa conviction, lawmaker seeks 1-year prescription period for cyber libel

CYBER LIBEL CASE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and her co-accused, ex-Rappler writer-researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr, face the media after being convicted of cyber libel by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 More...

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