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Historic House committee voting that denied ABS CBNs franchise renewal application
In this July 10, 2020 hearing by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises jointly with the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability, ABS CBNs franchise renewal application was rejected with 70 of the 85 members of the committee voting to deny the media networks franchise application.
The Technical Working Group at first presented the committee report on the consensus for the resolution disapproving another franchise for ABS CBN. Lawmakers who voted Yes to denial of franchise were 70, while only 11 voted no, meaning they were for a franchise renewal for ABS CBN. One abstained, while two lawmakers inhibited from the voting.