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A blow to press freedom? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says killing the ABS-CBN franchise is all about ending 'the privilege of one family'
It seems that all is well now between Calida and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, because what used to be a clash over jurisdiction now appears to be just a thing of the past
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the committee members gave 'serious consideration' to all the merits of ABS-CBN's franchise before putting it to a vote
'I submit that this is not press freedom; it is the theft of government from the people while hiding under the pretense of press freedom,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Though he did not name anyone, the Speaker may be referring to talks that the president's son and House Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, and the influential Iglesia ni Cristo are reportedly lobbying to kill ABS-CBN's franchise
While President Duterte has repeatedly threatened the broadcast network, the Speaker says, ‘This is one of the rare cases where representatives will decide for the people’
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells DSWD regional directors that not following the policies ordered by their superiors could be seen as 'insubordination'
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also appeals to the military to 'work together' with the government to ensure there will be 'zero abuses' should the anti-terror bill becomes law
The ranking lawmakers hit the Department of Social Welfare and Development for its failure to streamline the distribution process, forcing beneficiaries to wait for weeks
The House of Representatives passes a controversial bill that could endanger the progressives, Moros, and Lumad among them due to terrorist-tagging
'It is right to be vigilant to abuses, but it is wrong to see a conspiracy behind every action of government,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act
'Basahin natin before we criticize, because ang daling sabihin eh [na may] repression, wala ng democracy, draconian,' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
The House committee on legislative franchises will resume its hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise bill on May 26
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also says requiring networks to allocate air time for government ads 'will give a great advantage to the government to be able to communicate with our people directly'
However, a similar provision is also found in the laws renewing the franchises of two other major broadcast networks: GMA-7 and TV5
'It’s a hostage situation. Hopefully there are right-minded senators or Supreme Court justices who could take down the hostage-takers.'
'October is the date nung palitan namin sa Speaker. So ayoko matapos noon, sabihin, ‘Eh walang hearing. Walang oras eh,’ ’di ba?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also claims there are ABS-CBN employees who supposedly used the network to meddle in past elections
(3rd UPDATE) After sitting on the issue for months, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and 7 other House leaders file a bill seeking to give a provisional legislative franchise to the embattled ABS-CBN
The renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise is still not a House priority after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says 'there are still other concerns that need to be resolved' first
'We believe, too, that resolving the ABS-CBN issue the soonest is equally important given the impact...of its continued shutdown in this time of crisis,' say the 14 House members
Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.
'The NTC appears to have succumbed to pressure from the Solicitor General, and issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he washed his hands of the ABS-CBN shutdown
(UPDATED) Congressmen argue that the National Telecommunications Commission, which ordered ABS-CBN to cease operations, should not be a 'scapegoat' for what Congress failed to do
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House has no plan to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to order the closure of the media giant, whose franchise expires on May 4
'Kung ang iniisip ng iba na may pinoprotektahan dito 'yung tinuturing mong pork barrel eh 'di sana nilagay na namin sa batas na bawal kunin 'yong infra,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act
'Totoo po na may danger, pero ang katotohanan, kailangang makita ng tao...na ‘yung gobyerno nagtatrabaho para sa kanila,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says if this is the case, then Congress should not have passed the Bayanihan law
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says almost 200 lawmakers have already agreed to donate their May salaries in full
'I always take the President seriously but not always literally,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial shoot to kill order
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano argues House and Cabinet members 'meant well' when they posed with the now-viral manila paper signs
Social media users are appalled by the gall of Cabinet and House members to lump themselves with the overworked health workers on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano loves this unique painting inside his office
But Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the measure will encourage and promote the 'export of Filipino manpower'
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells his predecessor, 'hopefully, ma’am this bridge, from your speakership to mine, will also serve as bridge from your family to mine'
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano seems to be getting fed up the House being told what to do on the renewal of ABS-CBN's soon-to-expire franchise
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, the man whom Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano accuses of trying to oust him, does not attend the meeting
There are also plans for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to talk with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano separately, but it remains to be seen if the latter would even be open to such a meeting
But Hugpong ng Pagbabago says it 'does not want to spar with Cayetano' but merely wants to 'sit and watch his show' in the House where the Speaker is crying coup d'etat
(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says ABS-CBN executives will not be invited yet, as the hearing on March 10 will focus on the National Telecommunications Commission
Vice President Leni Robredo gets a 'good' net satisfaction rating, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano obtain 'very good' scores, according to a Social Weather Stations poll
The regional party led by Mayor Sara Duterte lauds Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab for 'being a good soldier of President Rodrigo Duterte and for doing his job with pride and principle'
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says issues with his 'working relationship' with Representatives Isidro Ungab and Salvador Leachon are the reason they lost their House posts
''Wag kang matatakot na hindi ka magiging Speaker. Kasi kung 'yan talaga ang gusto ng Presidente...mangyayari 'yan, 'di ba?' Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells his rival Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco
Davao City congressman Isidro Ungab and Oriental Mindoro congressman Salvador Leachon are booted out of key posts after drawing the ire of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his loyal allies
It seems an alleged failed coup attempt by Marinduque Lord Allan Velasco is working to the advantage of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also insists it would 'do more harm than good' to ABS-CBN if the House would squeeze in a hearing on its franchise renewal before Congress takes a break in March
(UPDATED) House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has been doing the rounds offering funds and chairmanships
'Tayo po ay lalaking may isang salita,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco