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NTC orders ABS-CBN to stop broadcasting, citing expired legislative franchise


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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a Cease and Disist Order against ABS-CBN after its legislative franchise expired on Tuesday, May 4.

In an order, it directed the network to stop operating its television and radio broadcasting stations nationwide ‘absent a valid Congressional Franchise required by law.’

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