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Duterte renews franchises of Manila Broadcasting Company, two other networks

President Rodrigo Duterte has renewed the franchises of Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) and two other networks for another 25 years.

Duterte signed on October 30 Republic Act 11109 renewing the franchise of Elizalde-led MBC, which operates radio stations including dzRH, Love Radio and Easy Rock.

The President also approved the franchise renewal of Bright Star Broadcasting Network Corp. (RA 11110) and Vanguard Radio Network Company Inc., (RA 11111).

Bright Star operates Like FM 105.9 which plays a mix of retro pop, dance, hip-hop, rap, R&B, new wave, and soul music.

Established in 1961, Vanguard Radio operates broadcast stations in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Baguio City, La Union, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Cauayan, Isabela, Tuguegarao City, and Tagbiliran City.

Copies of the laws were released by Malacañang to the media on Thursday. —Virgil Lopez/VDS, GMA News