Protesters gather in support of Filipino TV station ahead of new franchise vote

Protesters gathered in support of Filipino TV station ABS-CBN ahead of a possible vote on a new 25-year franchise. Large groups amassed in Quezon City outside the station's headquarters on June 6 holding signs which read, "defend press freedom." The House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises may vote on the application of ABS-CBN for a new 25-year franchise next week. A cease and desist order was given by the country's National Telecommunications Commission to ABS-CBN.