29 Catholic stations free to broadcast for another 25 years after Duterte fails to sign bill sanctioning license renewal.
The 25-year franchise granted to the bishops expired in 2017 but the government never stopped its 29 radio stations broadcasting.
Manila Archdiocese-run Radio Veritas and TV Maria have a separate franchise that was renewed during the previous administration.
The president has repeatedly accused the country’s largest television network of not airing his 2016 campaign and its supposed negative coverage of his administration.
Duterte earlier approved a 25-year franchise for the Delta Broadcasting System of El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde, who endorsed most of the administration senatorial candidates in the May 2019 mid-term polls.