The Supreme Court did not grant shuttered ABS-CBN’s plea for a temporary restraining order (TRO), and instead asked broadcast regulators to comment within 10 days on the media giant’s petition to block a May 5 cease-and-desist order over an expired franchise.

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The magistrates, in an en banc session Tuesday, also told the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to comment within five days on comments to be submitted by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Both chambers of Congress were impleaded in the ABS-CBN case, the court’s Public Information Office said in a statement.

The court also denied a bid by lawyer Larry Gadon to consolidate in the ABS-CBN case his March petition versus House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that sought to stop the chamber from granting ABS-CBN a franchise.

“The aforementioned actions were unanimously approve by the 14 Justices of the Supreme Court,” the statement said. (