Revival of ABS-CBN franchise have to wait until next Congress – House Speaker

“Calls to revive the franchise of ABS-CBN will have to wait until the next Congress,” House of Representatives Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said in a statement February 11.

He added that “with a little over a year until the 2022 elections, the House of Representatives is bent on finishing the remaining priority measures of this Administration to ensure that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fulfills his campaign promise to the Filipino people.”

“On top of these priority legislation, we would like to see the passage of Bayanihan 3, as well as other economic bills geared toward rebuilding the Philippine economy shattered by the devastating impact of the global pandemic and rebuilding the lives of every Filipino disrupted by the health crisis,” Velasco said.