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Malacañang Palace distances from SC’s handling of ABS-CBN case

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday declined to issue any comment on the way the Supreme Court’s (SC) is handling the issue concerning the expired 25-year legislative franchise of broadcast firm ABS-CBN Corp. In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace would defer to SC’s judgment on the issues hounding...

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Reds using ABS-CBN closure to sow divisiveness: PCOO exec

MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) is using the franchise issue of embattled ABS-CBN as a chance to divide Filipinos who need unity amid fight against the dreaded coronavirus diseases (Covid-19), an official said Sunday. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy said the ABS-CBN franchise issue...

Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)
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Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said it will be more difficult to observe social distancing and other protocols against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) if more areas shift from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to less-stringent general community quarantine (GCQ). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction four days before the ECQ being implemented in areas with high cases...