Abe in Philippines - updates

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ABS-CBN’s battle is also ours

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Rappler’s statement on ABS-CBN: ‘Learning from the lessons of history, journalists and other freedom-loving citizens must speak up because to be silent is to be complicit’

FIGHT CONTINUES. ABS-CBN workers and supporters hold a protest outside the House of Representatives to call for the approval of the network's franchise on July 9, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

A royal conversation with PBA legend Abe King

Jun 08, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Abe King charted an iconic PBA career that saw him etch his mark as one of the best defenders and rebounders in league history

ICON. Abe King earned the moniker "Chairman of the Boards" in the PBA. Photo from Abe King's Facebook account

#CourageON: Filipinos urge lawmakers to act on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal

May 13, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Filipinos join MovePH's online campaign to tag their representatives on social media, in a bid to move forward deliberations on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal

ABS-CBN Sports turns to digital amid broadcast shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 10:52 PM

As ABS-CBN goes off-air, S+A shifts its efforts to other platforms to continue showing fans their favorite game replays and highlights

Ex-VP Binay: ABS-CBN shutdown shows 'creeping erosion of civil liberties'

May 06, 2020 - 3:28 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay also recalls that the first time ABS-CBN was shut down was when Martial Law was declared on September 22, 1972 – 'the day democracy died'

PRESS FREEDOM. Former vice president Jejomar Binay joins veterans in commemorating the 34th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA Revolution on February 25, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Rights groups urge Filipinos: Reject Duterte admin's 'tyrannical' moves vs ABS-CBN

May 05, 2020 - 6:58 PM

(UPDATED) The order to shut down ABS-CBN is the latest in a string of attacks against media in the Philippines under the Duterte administration

Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida’s filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government’s crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NUJP submits 200,000 signatures to Congress for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:54 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines hopes the petition will rally support behind the authors of the franchise bills seeking to continue ABS-CBN’s operations, and pressure Congress to act on the matter

STAND WITH ABS-CBN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines submits on February 19 a partial list of petitioners who are urging Congress to renew ABS-CBN's franchise. Photo from NUJP

Lagman to Cayetano: Stop foot-dragging on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's timetable for the House to take up the ABS-CBN franchise renewal 'reveals a patent prolongation'

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Void ABS-CBN franchise, Calida asks Supreme Court

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:46 AM

(4th UPDATE) Calida says ABS-CBN's paid products like ABS-CBN TV Plus is not allowed by its franchise. Like Rappler, ABS-CBN is also accused of foreign ownership.

Solicitor General Jose Calida files a Quo Warranto petition against broadcast giant ABS-CBN at the Supreme Court on February 10, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Lea Salonga, Anne Curtis urge followers to sign petition for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Other stars also urge followers to sign the petition

NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

TIMELINE: Duterte against ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:53 PM

(11th UPDATE) Leading TV network ABS-CBN has met repeated insults and threats from the President over its franchise renewal

[EDITORIAL] Kasaysayan ang dapat maging gabay ng ABS-CBN

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:47 PM

As the threat of closure hangs over its head, ABS-CBN should look to its past to guide its future

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Duterte to ABS-CBN: Sorry, don't expect franchise renewal

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:05 PM

‘I will see to it that you're out,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, claiming he is still angry at ABS-CBN for supposedly not airing his political ads in 2016

ABS-CBN journalists, staff go on social media to show support for network

May 24, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Remembering their journey as part of the media network, members of the ABS-CBN family post the company's 65th anniversary logo on their social media pages, along with their tribute to the company

DILG to sue ‘Ang Probinsyano’ if plot is not changed

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

DILG cites a host of legal cases that can be filed if the popular TV series doesn't make the cops look good

LEAD STAR. File photo of 'Ang Probinsyano' main character Coco Martin.

Duterte: If it were up to me, no ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'If I had my way, I would not give it back to you,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about ABS-CBN's franchise which will be up for renewal in 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the guests during the Joint 68th National Security Council and 69th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Founding Anniversary Celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on July 31, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Newspoint] Allocating press freedom

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency

Asia Brewery to produce Tiger, Heineken beer locally this year

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

We ll start producing Tiger beer first this year and then later move on to producing Heineken locally which we are trying for this year also says LT Group president Michael Tan

NUJP calls out Duterte's 'absolutely twisted' rant against media

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:26 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls Duterte s rant a brazen abuse of his power as chief executive

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the People's Day celebration at Barangay Batong Dalig, Socorro town in Oriental Mindoro on March 29, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte tells 'rude' media: Beware of 'karma'

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED Mukhang pera kayo eh says President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS CBN whom he accuses of unfair reporting

President Rodrogo Duterte hits EU and the media during the Mass Oathtaking of appointed government officials and the Philippine Councilors' league at Malacanang on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Japan pledges $8.7-billion aid package to PH

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:51 PM

One of the 5 agreements the Philippines and Japan signed is the Memorandum of Cooperation between their coast guards to promote maritime safety and security

FIRST VISITOR. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first head of state to visit the country under President Rodrigo Duterte, pledges to give more than $8 billion in aid package. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Japan's Abe arrives in PH to meet Duterte

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first head of government to visit the Philippines under the Duterte administration

JAPANESE LEADER. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in the Philippines on January 12, 2017, for a two-day official visit. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera/Rappler

Duterte underscores PH's 'exemplary partnership' with Japan

Oct 28, 2016 - 6:59 AM

Duterte calls the trip another defining moment for the solid and strategic partnership between our countries

President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe, along with the Philippine delegation, gesture while having their picture taken during the State Banquet at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Japan on October 26. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Duterte assures Abe: PH will use West PH Sea ruling

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I cannot go out of the arbitral doctrine I am limited to what is written there Duterte tells Abe at the start of their bilateral meeting in Japan

DUTERTE'S WORD. President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe share a light moment during the declaration of joint statement following the expanded bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Japan on October 26. Photo by REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo

Japan's Abe arrives in Manila for APEC summit

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:16 AM

His trip comes amid talks on a deal that would allow Japan to give military equipment to the Philippines

THIRD PH VISIT. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joins other APEC leaders in Manila . File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aquino to visit Japan as China tensions mount

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The tensions with China will likely be a topic of discussion when Aquino and Abe meet on June 24

OFF TO TOKYO. Aquino is scheduled to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his one day trip to Japan. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Digital magazines appeal to diaspora

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Digital magazines have a strong international market driven by overseas workers

Visas, bases, trade: PH, Japan forge closer ties

Jul 01, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Rappler speaks with Japanese Consul General Keizo Takewaka on visas bases and trade between Japan and the Philippines

ABS-CBN raises P4-B via US-based private equity, parent

May 15, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Media giant ABS CBN Corp is set to raise P4 billion in new funds from a financial investor and private holding firm Lopez Inc

ABS-CBN welcomes, GMA-7 opposes PTV-4 changes

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:46 AM

The Philippines two biggest television networks offer differing opinion on the new law that allows state owned PTV 4 to be infused with public funds