ANC halts broadcast as fire hits ABS-CBN compound

The headaches of media giant ABS-CBN continue after calling off an investment deal with bilyonaryo Manny Pangilinan’s TV5.

ABS-CBN’s cable channel ANC was forced to stop its broadcast on Tuesday morning (September 6) after a fire broke out within the Lopez-owned network’s compound in Quezon City.

According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, the fire started at 8:30 a.m. and reached the first alarm. It was put out by firefighters who responded to the scene 9 minutes later.

The extent of the damage is still unknown as of this writing.

ERC to look into complaints of overcharging by power firms

Numerous complaints on increasing electricity rates have prompted the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to launch an investigation on the accuracy and reasonableness of the generation rates being passed on by distribution utilities (DUs) to its consumers.