ABS-CBN to start laying off workers, downscaling operations August 31

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — Embattled ABS-CBN Corporation will start downscaling its operations and laying off workers by the end of August, following the congressional decision to reject its franchise bid. In a statement released Wednesday evening, the broadcaster will...

Solon proposes to use ABS-CBN frequencies for distance learning

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has proposed the temporary use by the government of ABS-CBN’s former television and radio frequencies for effective distance learning. Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte filed on Tuesday House Resolution 1044, a copy of which was sent to...

75% of Filipinos in favor of ABS-CBN franchise renewal — SWS survey

MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) — A Social Weather Stations poll found that three out of four Filipinos or 75 percent of those polled were in favor of Congress renewing ABS-CBN’s franchise, and over half of those polled considered a non-renewal a major blow to press...

Move to kill ABS-CBN’s franchise bid damages trust in gov’t- Archbishop Soc Villegas

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The House franchise committee’s decision to deny ABS-CBN Corp’s bid for a new broadcast license has “damaged people’s trust in the workings of the government,” Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said on Saturday....

ABS-CBN franchise lies with Congress not with Duterte admin — DOF

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Issues regarding the franchise of embattled ABS-CBN Corp. are not with the administration but with Congress, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, who heads the economic cluster. Dominguez on Wednesday said the franchise issue of ABS-CBN...

Palace calls for conscience vote on ABS-CBN franchise as hearings wrap up

MANILA, July 8 (Mabuhay) — Members of Congress should vote on the ABS-CBN franchise issue according to their conscience, Malacañang said Tuesday as lawmakers wrap up this week their hearings on bills seeking to grant the broadcasting network a fresh 25-year license to...

Robin Padilla and wife Mariel on honeymoon again

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Robin Padilla, who recently turned 46-years old, revealed he and wife Mariel are again on a honeymoon. Apparently, Mariel’s doctor advised them to try to conceive anew a year after she had undergone dilation and curettage. Robin said it took his wife...

Elmo Magalona now a Kapamilya

Elmo Magalona is the latest actor to ink a deal with the Kapamilya network. Magalona signed a contract with ABS-CBN, which includes a television series with Janella Salvador. He will also be co-managed by his mother, Pia Magalona, and Star Magic. Magalona said he didn’t have a...

Liza Soberano grateful for bagging trophies at 2015 Push Awards

MANILA (Mabuhay) — ACTRESS Liza Soberano expressed gratitude to her fans after she received two trophies at the 2015 Push Awards held recently at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. “Thank you so much to all my supporters and to all the LizQuen supporters who devotedly...

Dawn commends Jessy for professionalism

Dawn Zulueta only has good words for Jessy Mendiola, who plays her daughter in the upcoming ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home.” Zulueta said Mendiola has remained professional on the set despite the controversies which she has been facing through these past few weeks. “Jessy is...