Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. LRay Villafuerte filed House Resolution No. 1044 which seeks to allow government to use ABS-CBN’s television and radio frequencies for distance learning. The House committee on legislative franchises voted 70-11 denying ABS-CBN its application for a new franchise.
Villafuerte who voted against ABS-CBN franchise grant said the frequencies can be used in areas where internet connectivity is not yet available.
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“Inequality and inaccessibility of opportunities such as those pertaining to internet connectivity and possession of a laptop pose a variety of challenges for teachers and learners,” Villafuerte said.
“The unused frequencies may also be used for information on COVID-19 prevention and control, risk reduction and preparedness,” added the lawmaker.
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