Dingdong Dantes On The ABS-CBN Franchise Renewal Issue: 'We are one in the media industry'

'We have one love for the many talents and crafts under this network.'
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/dongdantes; (RIGHT) commons.wikimedia.org

Dingdong Dantes is standing by ABS-CBN amid challenges surrounding the renewal of its franchise.

The Descendants of the Sun star took to his Twitter account to share his thoughts on the matter.

"Magkaiba man ng bakod, we are one in the media industry," Dingdong shared. "We have one love for the many talents and crafts under this Network, the products, and output of which, directly or indirectly, benefit the lives of millions of Filipinos."

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On February 10, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a petition with the Supreme Court to render ineffective ABS-CBN's franchise, which is due to expire by March 30, 2020.

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Its current franchise was last renewed in 1995 through Republic Act No. 7966. At least nine bills have been filed with Congress pushing for ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. Should none of these be passed into law, the network will need to cease operations.

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