ABS-CBN reacted and said: Claims that the franchise will not be extended are purely speculative.For the franchise renewal, we believe that our government will uphold the ideals of democracy including the rights to freedom of speech and expression.

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All 120 primary LGUs are under direct administrative supervision of the President of the Philippines.

ABS-CBN Corporation continued to register huge viewership on both television and online for the month of May, with a 44% audience share compared to GMA Network Inc. ABS-CBN remains in a league of its own in the prime time block with a 49% average audience share that is 18 percentage points higher than rival GMA’s 31% average audience share during the same time block.

(Source: ABS-CBN franchise expires in 2020: Should congress during Duterte admin renew it?

June 12, 2016 ABS-CBN has been accused of being biased against incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.

Two bills were introduced in the 16th Congress for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise granted in March 1995: one by Isabela Rep. The bills would renew ABS-CBN’s right to operate TV and radio broadcasting stations in the Philippines through microwave, satellite or whatever means, including the use of new technologies in television and radio systems.

Giorgidi Aggabao, filed in September 2014, and another by Baguio Rep. The Inquirer contacted several ABS-CBN executives for comment, but the Lopez-owned broadcast network declined to comment for now.ABS-CBN is among the media networks Duterte apparently boycotted and barred from covering his press conferences and activities.And there has been word that the network’s future is in peril.ABS-CBN, meanwhile, said it was the leading television broadcast company in Visayas and Mindanao.It got 54 percent of Visayas ratings last month against GMA’s 24 percent while in Mindanao, it also cornered 54 percent versus 24 percent for GMA. is in a bind after failing to have its legislative franchise approved before the 16th Congress closed shop on June 6.Meanwhile, “Be My Lady” (17.4%) is still the mostwatched daytime program while “It’s Showtime” (18.5%) continues to edge “Eat Bulaga” (12.3%) in the ratings war during the noontime slot.