Do you ever dream of riding a bicycle when reporting for work? We’re now transitioning to a new normal, and we hope that our transport hierarchy will prioritize public transport, walking, and cycling 👉 is.gd/qihle6.
A3. To all mothers, single mothers, and soon to be moms, whatever you’re going through believe that you can overcome it. Breathe. #UsapTayo #MentalHealthPH #TuloyAngKwento 🔗 https://is.gd/31NOVZ
A2. If mothers take longer than usual to accomplish a certain task could be a sign that they’re experiencing a mental health issue. Our goal is to find out what’s causing the emotional stress, and help them address it. #UsapTayo #MentalHealthPH #TuloyAngKwento 🔗 https://is.gd/aGSK1V
#NoToABSCBNShutDown is trending on Twitter. I watched #ABSCBNSigningOff last night in compliance with NTC’s cease and desist order. Being a Philosophy major trained to spot fallacies, argumentum ad misericordiam (appeal to pity, appeal to emotion, the sob story, the Galileo argument) is being (over)used.
In a thread – https://is.gd/ye1Uzf – I stated that Congress cannot delegate its function to the NTC re: franchise renewal. Was the recent action by the agency correct? Of course, yes. NTC may not issue a provisional permit. To do otherwise will let ABS-CBN continue to operate until a franchise is issued by Congress, but…
What if a provisional permit was issued, but Congress won’t act on the network’s application for franchise renewal? The operation of the network becomes indefinite. It must be noted that in 2014, ABS-CBN already applied for its franchise renewal but Congress didn’t act on it.
In a recent interview, FICTAP’s president shed light on the reason why Congress didn’t act on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal application. The network veered away from its original franchise granted in 1995 and added new parameters in its application for franchise renewal in 2014 until 2020, which if granted would perhaps justify its use of ‘black box’ and pay-per-view business model ‘killing’ the cable TV industry.
#DefendPressFreedom or #DefendMediaFreedom and blaming the government for the 11,000 employees of ABS-CBN who might lose their jobs are classic examples of argumentum ad misericordiam.
NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. But we are a world of second chances. Let ABS-CBN rectify its mistakes.
#YesToABSCBNShutdown is trending on Twitter. The network’s franchise is about to expire today. Whether or not the franchise will be renewed is up to Congress to decide, and it’s common knowledge that it cannot delegate its function to the NTC re: network franchise renewal.
The OSG argues that there’s no franchise to renew since it’s void ab initio as stipulated in its quo warranto petition. Let’s all watch and learn.
DISCLAIMER: I’m NOT a lawyer.