ABS-CBN gets temporary permit


National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) assures the Congress on granting ABS-CBN a temporary permit that will allow the network to continue their operations while its franchise ends in May.

NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba guaranteed during House Committee on Legislative Franchises hearing on the proposed 11 franchise renewal bills.

Cordoba said the NTC would issue provisional authority for the network as advised by the Department of Justice based on “equity.”

However, the NTC commissioner clarified the NTC will issue the permit after the network's franchise expires on May 4, 2020.