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Sereno to attend Supreme Court oral arguments on quo warranto

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:41 PM

The Chief Justice confirms she will attend the oral arguments set April 10 in Baguio City

COMMITMENT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the court workers during the national convention of legal researchers in Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 4. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Calling himself the 'tribune of the people,' Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court holds round 1 of the oral arguments on March 14, 2017 on the petition to nullify the drug cases against Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Rappler

De Lima falsified notarization on affidavits – Calida

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:11 AM

UPDATED De Lima s lawyer reacts to this manifestation saying The Office of the Solicitor General OSG is desperate and clutching on straws

Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the media he will deliver a first round knockout as the Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the petitions of Sen. Leila De Lima. Rappler photo

SolGen comment good for Napoles PDAF cases – lawyer

Mar 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Napoles lawyer Stephen David evades questions about his link to President Duterte

WHAT DEAL? Janet Lim-Napoles' lawyer Stephen David laughs off questions on whether the government had forged a deal with his client over the pork barrel cases. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

2 solicitors general to clash at SC orals on De Lima case

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay joins De Lima s team of lawyers against the government team led by SolGen Jose Calida

FACT CHECK: Did Calida flip-flop on Napoles illegal detention case?

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:46 PM

His name appears on the earlier brief but Solicitor General Jose Calida says he had no knowledge of it because of an internal rule in the OSG

'PORK BARREL SCAM QUEEN.' Authorities take a mug shot of Janet Lim Napoles, who is accused of masterminding the pork barrel scam, the biggest corruption scandal in Philippine history. Rappler file photo

SolGen Calida: De Lima should stop acting like a crybaby

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:39 PM

After tagging Senator Leila de Lima as Public Enemy number 1 Solicitor General Jose Calida now calls the embattled senator a crybaby

Senator Leila De Lima during her press conference at Senate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Senators to SolGen: Why spend taxpayers' money to acquit a criminal?

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Several senators question the priority given by the Office of the Solicitor General to the case of Janet Lim Napoles

SolGen: There's no deal with Napoles

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:40 PM

My interest is to see to it that justice is done says Solicitor General Jose Calida on his recommendation that the court acquit Janet Lim Napoles in her serious illegal detention case

NO DEAL WITH JLN. Solicitor General Jose Calida insists the Duterte government is not striking a deal with alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ongpin hits SolGen for new evidence on insider trading case

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:30 PM

It shows that their evidence in the first place were lacking and did not warrant certainly imposing a fine on Mr Ongpin of P174 million the businessman s lawyer argues

BATTLE LINES. SEC is working with OSG to 'strongly oppose' Ongpin's petition to stop them from imposing fines and penalties against him involving insider trading of Philex Mining Corporation shares back in 2009. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Draft FOI manual includes list of 166 exceptions

Aug 28, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The draft of the manual for Freedom of Information FOI includes exceptions ranging from information related to national security matters to criminal investigations

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Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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Hilbay formally named SolGen

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

After serving as acting solicitor general for almost a year Florin Hilbay is now the official chief government counsel His term ends on June 30 2016

FINAL. Acting Solicitor General Hilbay is now formally appointed to the post by President Benigno Aquino III.

Benhur Luy: Exempt me from assets freeze

Mar 26, 2014 - 12:02 AM

His lawyer argues that while his client admitted participation in the pork barrel scam it does not mean he benefited financially Besides he should be covered by immunity from criminal prosecution granted under the Witness Protection Program