while its renewal bid remains pending at the Congress. He clarified, however, that no law governs the rights and obligations of a person or entity similar to ABS-CBN “which has already been granted a legislative franchise previously and has fully operated for many years, has applied for the renewal of its franchise long before the expiration, but for reasons not attributable to said person or entity, the legislature has not yet acted on the renewal of said franchise”. “In the present case, the subject company had already been granted a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal,” Guevarra said. “The DOJ stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their franchise remain pending with Congress,” DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a statement on Monday. Guevarra said existing laws provide that a person who wishes to operate a radio/television station must first obtain a legislative franchise and thereafter a license to operate from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). ABS-CBN Convergence’s franchise expired last March 17 while ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise ended yesterday, May 4. Guevarra said in several similar situations in the past, Congress allowed the status quo, without urging the NTC to issue a temporary or provisional permit, in consideration of the equities of the situation. MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintained that media giant ABS-CBN Corp. can still operate Solicitor General Calida, who filed a quo warranto suit before the SC questioning the broadcasting firm’s use of its franchise, earlier cautioned the NTC against granting provisional authorities (PAs) to operate broadcasting services, to ABS-CBN Corporation and its affiliate, ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., despite the absence of franchises from Congress. The Office of the Solicitor General is the NTC’s statutory counsel. (With PNA/PN)
The Astros have to be absolutely exhausted after their two games on Thursday and Friday, but they are two wins richer so they can’t be complaining too much.One day after defeating the Mariners in 14 innings in Seattle, the Astros (44-21) flew back to Houston and defeated the Orioles in 11, but they got a little help in the process. Ruptured testicle sends Mariners’ Mitch Haniger to the IL Dud of the NightJose Urena gave up six earned runs on 11 hits in three innings of a 7-1 Marlins loss to the Braves. He also gave up a home run to Ronald Acuna which really has to sting. Kind of like an unnecessary beanball.You love to see it.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/KffaO2X1YS— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 8, 2019HighlightJesse Winker made an amazing catch in foul territory in the Reds’ 4-2 loss to the Phillies.Cue the “Top 10” music. #BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/E9Zw9UxQRh— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 8, 2019What’s NextCardinals (31-30) at Cubs (35-27), 7:15 p.m. ET — The Cardinals seem to have weathered the storm that was the month of May and sit 3 1/2 games back of the National League Central Division-leading Cubs. Jack Flaherty (4-3, 3.76 ERA) has gotten through a bit of a sophomore slump to open the season and has given up three earned runs or less in each of his last seven starts. Jon Lester (4-4, 3.32) bounced back from three bad starts to toss seven innings of one-run ball his last time out. In the 11th inning with the game tied at 3, Robinson Chirinos doubled to left with Yuli Gurriel on base.The not-so-fleet-of-foot infielder then trucked around the bases and was waved around to go score, probably incorrectly. Related News The throw to the plate was in plenty of time to grab him too, but there is a reason the Orioles are 19-44 this season, not a ton is going right for them.And on this play, it simply came down to catching the baseball, which as a catcher, Chance Sisco has some experience in.The problem is he didn’t catch the ball and Gurriel was able to snake his way to home plate to score the winning run.#Safe!!! #YuliGurriel battles for home plate on a huge hit by #RobinsonChirinos. #Astros best #Orioles 4-3 in the 11th!! #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/5ah0GknYHA— Shern-Min Chow 🙋🏻 (@ShernMinKHOU) June 8, 2019The play neatly summed up the season for both teams. Houston found a way to win again despite being without Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa and the Orioles found a way to lose because it’s just really difficult for them to win right now.Studs of the NightDavid Peralta went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in Arizona’s 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.Brandon Woodruff matched a career high with 10 strikeouts while tossing six innings and allowing three runs in the Brewers’ 10-4 win over the Pirates.Marwin Gonzalez went 4 for 5 with an RBI in the Twins’ 6-3 win over the Tigers.
Uganda has now won one and lost the other of its first two gamesOMAN – Monank Patel hit 107 at the top of the USA order and its total of 252 for six always looked like being beyond a Ugandan side that had beaten Denmark in the first round of games.USA, having been put in to bat by Uganda, compiled 252 for six from their 50 overs.Patel hit 107 from 137 balls to provide the backbone of the USA total but he was given late-order support from Henry Walsh (47 from 55 balls).USA became the first team of the week to top 250 from its 50 overs and in response, Uganda never looked like getting close.Arnold Otwani made 52 at the top of the order but no-one could stay with him, Timil Patel ripping out the Uganda top order by taking care of three of its top five.Deusdedit Muhumuza provided a late innings rally with 43 not out from 58 balls but it finished 54 runs short in the end, albeit with one wicket to spare.Scores in brief:USA won by 54 runs at Oman Club Turf 1.USA 252-6, 50 overs (Monank Patel 107, Hayden Walsh 47; Henry Ssenyondo 2-44)Uganda 198-9, 50 overs (Arnold Otwani 52, Deusdedit Muhumuza 43; Timil Patel 3-28Upcoming matches:12 November: USA v Kenya (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)13 November: Oman v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Uganda v Kenya (Oman Club Turf 2)15 November: Singapore v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v USA (Oman Club Turf 2)16 November: Oman v USA (Oman Club Turf 1); Kenya v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)18 November: Kenya v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Oman v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 2)19 November: Singapore v USA (Oman Club Turf 1)Comments Tags: Division 3 Cricket League