The Supreme Court has postponed discussions on the case filed against ABS-CBN, leaving the network free to dispute the allegations in public for at least two more weeks.
The high court did not act on the quo warranto case lodged by Solicitor General Jose Calida which seeks to nullify the network’s existing franchise weeks ahead of its expiry. The topic was on the magistrates’ agenda this week, but they did not make any move regarding the case.
The ABS-CBN case would be tackled by the high court during its March 10 en banc session “to give the justices time to go over the pleadings submitted by the parties, including the comments recently filed by the respondents.”
Calida on February 10 asked the SC to cancel ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise, claiming the network committed “highly abusive practices” when it started offering the pay-per-view KBO channel and when it supposedly offered PDRs.