Rappler's latest stories on Jose Calida
It seems that all is well now between Calida and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, because what used to be a clash over jurisdiction now appears to be just a thing of the past
The Office of the Solicitor General argues the NTC's cease and desist order against ABS-CBN also covers TV Plus and the shows it airs over Channel 43
Looks like Cardo Dalisay has earned himself another enemy in the person of the Solicitor General
Solicitor General Jose Calida says this weeks after telling the public to blame lawmakers for the closure of ABS-CBN
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra sticks to a contrary position that ABS–CBN must be allowed to air in the interim
Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.
Attempts to call Jose Calida 'Joe' and 'Demonyo' on Wikipedia do not pass muster against established Wikipedia editors
House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor echoes the Speaker's stand that the lower chamber is not to blame for the closure of the media network
'The NTC appears to have succumbed to pressure from the Solicitor General, and issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he washed his hands of the ABS-CBN shutdown
'Why hasn’t Congress acted on it? Who is at fault here?' says Solicitor General Jose Calida the morning after a cease and desist order silences the Philippine broadcast behemoth
(UPDATED) But congressmen Joey Salceda and Edcel Lagman argue lawmakers only have themselves to blame for not doing their jobs to renew ABS-CBN's franchise on time
(UPDATED) House committee on legislative franchises chairman Franz Alvarez says the issue of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal is for Congress to decide, not Solicitor General Jose Calida
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating' while franchise renewal bills are pending in Congress
NUJP counters the solicitor general by highlighting the media network's crucial role during the coronavirus outbreak
ABS-CBN Corporation's legislative franchise is set to expire on Monday, May 4
There are 241 coronavirus patients in prisons nationwide, and one of them – a Bilibid inmate – has died
The Office of the Solicitor General handles a Meralco debt dispute pending before the Supreme Court since 2004, as government tries to beat a 2026 deadline to collect
Lawmakers want the Solicitor General to explain why he asked to intervene in the case of the multi-billion pesos that Meralco and First Gen Hydro Power Corporation still owe the government
'If we know how to vest power and authority to our public officials, we should also care to know how to take back that same power and authority from them'
The TV network says a gag order would be prior restraint, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in previous cases
Ano ang posibleng implikasyon ng matagumpay na paggamit ng quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN?
'Very ironic na iyong media iyong inaasahan mo na magpapaabot ng information sa tao, tapos sila din iyong sinasabihan mong huwag umimik,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
'Why is President Duterte and the Philippines government so scared of independent opinions and a free press?' asks Human Rights Watch
(3rd UPDATE) In his petition before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said several ABS-CBN news items violated the sub judice rule
A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media
Duterte and company know they have little time in power left. If they want to corner strategic portions of the country’s business landscape, now’s the time to act.
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte himself repeatedly denounces media he perceives to be critical of his administration
A group of artists questions the motives behind Solicitor General Jose Calida's filing of a quo warranto petition against the media giant
Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions
'Sino ang magtatakda ng totoo at ng mahalaga? Kapag sinamsam ng gobyerno ang kapangyarihang ito, sinasamsam din nila ang kolektibong tungkulin nating kilatisin ang katotohanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?
One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'
Karapatan says it is not surprising that Solicitor General Jose Calida is 'doing the dirty work of concocting legal offensives against his master’s so-called enemies and critics'
ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also distances President Rodrigo Duterte from the petition against ABS-CBN, even as Duterte has publicly threatened the broadcast giant multiple times
(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know
'We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN,' says the Lopez-led network
'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter
We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger
The House franchise committee ‘might decide to hold in abeyance the conduct of hearing until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court,’ says Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel
'Like Rappler, ABS-CBN had issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDR) through ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation to foreigners, in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution,' says the solicitor general
(4th UPDATE) Calida says ABS-CBN's paid products like ABS-CBN TV Plus is not allowed by its franchise. Like Rappler, ABS-CBN is also accused of foreign ownership.
(UPDATED) A 2009 Supreme Court decision contemplates the possibility of filing a quo warranto petition against a broadcast network which holds a legislative franchise. Is it applicable?
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says 'technicalities' will not stop the Duterte administration from collecting what is owed the Philippine government
'The opinion of the OSG is erroneous, misplaced and misguided. It does not serve the interest of the country. Who will benefit from it?' asks Senator Franklin Drilon
The military files charges against youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda 8 days after holding her in custody without a warrant
The High Court does not set concrete guidelines for Senate investigations. If a new senator decides to launch a new probe, this decision cannot stop the probe.