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Philippines ABS-CBN TV network ordered shut

Philippines’ largest television network has been ordered to cease operations after President Duterte’s allies in Congress refused to renew station’s 25-year licence.

ABS-CBN, the Philippines’s largest television network, has been ordered to cease operations after President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies in Congress refused to renew the station’s 25-year licence.

In an order issued on Tuesday, the government agency tasked with awarding broadcasting licences said “absent a valid Congressional Franchise, as required by law”, the network should stop its various television and radio operations.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports.