MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite the hullabaloo and political undertones of the Philippine government’s threat to not renew the broadcasting franchise of ABS-CBN, experts agree it’s in keeping with the law.
The television network has been called out for being critical of the government and for alleged unpaid government loans.
While optional retirement has been reduced to 56, current Philippine law still mandates compulsory retirement for citizens reaching age 65.
ABS-CBN is 65 years old now and is proud of its more than six decades ‘in the service of the Filipino.’
Experts say no one is above the law, not even the network owned by the Lopezes.
”Corporations are people and people must obey the law. ABS-CBN must retire and shut down for good,” one Constitutional expert said.