Uunahan ang House of Rep! Poe seeks inquiry on allegations vs ABS-CBN

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Senator Grace Poe is stepping in to seek for probe regarding ABS CBN’s franchise renewal bid if indeed, there is a “serious” allegations against the media giant.

Poe, as the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, called for a hearing after Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN's franchise citing several violations by filing a quo warranto petition.

According to reports, Poe would like to look into ABS-CBN's "compliance with the terms and and conditions of its franchise."

“This is part of the Senate’s oversight function over any franchise and not just ABS-CBN, as mandated by the Constitution and the Senate Rules,” the senator said

“Due to the gravity of the allegations and its possible effects, the Committee has deemed it appropriate to lay the groundwork for a possible inquiry in the spirit of public interest,” Poe said.

Poe, also acknowledged the recent statement of ABS CBN that it did not break the law.

ABS CBN’s franchise is set to expire on March 30, 2020.There are also 11 pending bills with the House of Representative for the broadcast giant’s renewal.

Poe clarified that the discussion in the Senate will not stop any action of the House or the Supreme Court concerning the franchise renewal of ABS CBN.

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