THE franchise renewal is not an issue of press freedom, as claimed by those doubting Thomases and sympathetic to ABS-CBN.
That said, this can be pure bad luck on the part of ABS-CBN, or simply bad karma in which the supertitious would readily say aye.
It is not a supression of press freedom, either. Or even a closure order, nor a shut down directive from Malacanang.
It is simply about ABS CBN's franchise that is expiring, or due to expire. Again, there is no such thing as shut down order.
It has been said that ABS -CBN franchise is a privilege, not a matter of right.
In this case, it is not the property of ABS CBN that is being taken away.
Simply put: this is about the ABS CBN franchise that would soon expire, period. The renewal? Well, it’s up to the government to renew the franchise or not.
Unfortunately, the President has an axe to grind on ABS-CBN and it’s all about politics.
With that, 2020 could be a year of bad luck for the Lopez-owned media outfit.
The President has sarcastically suggested to the Lopez family to sell ABS CBN rather than wait for the non-renewal of the franchise.
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