LTFRB-7: Only operators, liaisons allowed to process franchise

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas or LTFRB-7 will only allow operators or liaison officers to apply for a franchise at their office. Eduardo Montealto Jr., LTFRB-7 director, said…

TEAM impounds 50 tricycles for operating without franchise, special permit

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) has impounded at least 50 tricycles for operating without a franchise and a special permit since last week. Edwin Jumao-as, TEAM executive director said of the…

Senators back ABS-CBN franchise revival

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Several senators rallied behind a bill reviving the franchise of ABS-CBN with the head of the committee on public services promising to give “utmost priority” once it is referred to the panel. No less than…

‘Let’s move on,’ Palace says on denial of ABS-CBN franchise bid

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — “Tapos na po ang boksing (Boxing’s over). Let’s move on.” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this on Monday in reaction to the decision of the House of Representatives to deny the application for a…

House panel denies ABS-CBN’s franchise bid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The franchise bid of media giant ABS-CBN was denied Friday by the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises after a series of hearings. With all eyes on the House panel waiting for the…

Liza Soberano pleads for unity; asks gov’t to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise again

Katrina Hallare 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano has appealed for unity among people quarreling because of differences in opinions about ABS-CBN’s franchise. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Soberano lamented how pride seemed to have prevailed upon…

Palace: Duterte not inclined to veto ABS-CBN franchise renewal bill

Krissy Aguilar 05/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to veto ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bill once it arrives on his desk if it has no constitutional infirmity, Malacañang said Thursday. “Unless there is any Constitutional infirmity, I don’t…

Group of lawmakers seeks quick renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

DJ Yap 01/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the House leadership bides its time in dealing with the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, a multipartisan group of lawmakers has pledged support for expediting the approval of nine pending bills extending the media…

Major fightback: Raptors erase 30-point deficit to shock Dallas

12/23/2019

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had 32 points and 10 assists, Chris Boucher scored a career-high 21 points and the Toronto Raptors overturned a 30-point deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 on Sunday (Monday morning, December 23,…

BPCI is not license holder of Miss Universe franchise; new organization emerges

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A new fate awaits beauty queens in the Philippines who aspire to become the next Miss Universe. A few minutes after 3 p.m. on Monday, December 9, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced…

Montealto suspends operation of minibus that figured in Sogod town accident

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The owner of the minibus that figured in a road accident in Sogod town in northern Cebu at dawn today, December 2, 2019, will have to prove that the negligence of their driver…

Visayan Electric rewires 645 classrooms in franchise area

PR 10/29/2019

In fulfillment of its advocacy to ensure the safety of students in schools, the Visayan Electric Company, together with the Aboitiz Foundation, rewired a total of 645 classrooms in 16 schools located in its franchise area this…

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