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'End has come:' Calida warms towards House in hailing ABS-CBN franchise kill

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:42 PM

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

SolGen advises NTC to also shut down ABS-CBN TV Plus, Channel 43

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:05 PM

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

SOLGEN VS ABS-CBN. Solicitor General Jose Calida holds a press conference at Camp Crame on February 10, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cardo vs Calida? SolGen hits back at Coco Martin over ABS-CBN closure

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Looks like Cardo Dalisay has earned himself another enemy in the person of the Solicitor General

Calida: ‘I am not at loggerheads with Congress’ over ABS-CBN shutdown

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:09 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says this weeks after telling the public to blame lawmakers for the closure of ABS-CBN

SOLGEN VS CONGRESS? Solicitor General Jose Calida attends a press conference at Camp Crame on February 10, 2020 during the CIDG's 67th Founding Anniversary. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Calida justifies NTC's different treatment of ABS–CBN

May 26, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra sticks to a contrary position that ABS–CBN must be allowed to air in the interim

SHUT DOWN. The National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) issued a cease and desist order on the giant network ABS-CBN on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

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.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Jose Calida given 'demonic' nickname on Wikipedia, but it doesn't stick

May 08, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Attempts to call Jose Calida 'Joe' and 'Demonyo' on Wikipedia do not pass muster against established Wikipedia editors

Lawmaker seeks probe vs Calida, NTC for ‘conspiracy’ to shut down ABS-CBN

May 08, 2020 - 1:45 PM

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

HOUSE VS CALIDA, NTC. House committee on public accounts chair Mike Defensor holds a virtual press conference on May 8, 2020. Screenshot from Zoom

Cayetano: 'There will be a reckoning' for Calida, NTC

May 08, 2020 - 10:29 AM

'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

CAYETANO VS CALIDA, NTC. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Calida: Blame Congress, not me, for off-the-air ABS-CBN

May 06, 2020 - 1:29 PM

'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

House panel warns NTC of contempt for not allowing ABS-CBN to keep operating

May 05, 2020 - 7:33 PM

(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

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN protest to demand from the government the renewal of their franchise on February 28, 2020. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House panel chair: Calida can't dictate on how to handle ABS-CBN franchise

May 05, 2020 - 3:55 PM

(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

FRANCHISE UNDER PERIL. The facade of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Guevarra counters Calida: ABS-CBN can operate while franchise renewal ongoing

May 04, 2020 - 5:40 PM

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

CLASH. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Solicitor General Jose Calida clash on whether ABS-CBN can continue operating without a franchise while hearings are ongoing in Congress. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NUJP slams Calida's threat vs ABS-CBN during pandemic

May 04, 2020 - 9:47 AM

NUJP counters the solicitor general by highlighting the media network's crucial role during the coronavirus outbreak

Calida warns NTC against granting provisional authority to ABS-CBN

May 03, 2020 - 7:07 PM

ABS-CBN Corporation's legislative franchise is set to expire on Monday, May 4

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Congestion not reason:' Calida blocks petition to release vulnerable prisoners

Apr 25, 2020 - 3:24 PM

There are 241 coronavirus patients in prisons nationwide, and one of them – a Bilibid inmate – has died

SLEEPING. Some PDLs find any spot to sleep inside the Quezon City Jail on March 27, 2020. Photo by Maria Tan/AFP

Busy with NPA, ABS-CBN cases: Calida skips House probe on energy debt

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:01 AM

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

BUSY. Solicitor General Jose Calida skips a House investigation on energy debt because he says he is busy attending to Supreme Court cases like ABS-CBN quo warranto. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panels summon Calida over power sector’s P95-B debt to gov’t

Mar 06, 2020 - 6:16 PM

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

SUMMONED BY HOUSE. Solicitor General Jose Calida holds a press conference at Camp Crame on February 10, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] If law is a bullet, in whose gun is it loaded?

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:37 PM

'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'

ABS-CBN asks Supreme Court: Don't let Calida gag us

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:13 PM

The TV network says a gag order would be prior restraint, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in previous cases

FIGHT FOR FRANCHISE. Employees, artists and supporters gather at the ABS-CBN briadcast center on February 21, 2020, to protest for the renewal of the media giant's franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[PODCAST] Quo warranto: Ang paboritong bala ni SolGen Jose Calida

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Ano ang posibleng implikasyon ng matagumpay na paggamit ng quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN?

Duterte’s tainted list, Calida’s gag order

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:37 AM

Where in the world?

Robredo hits Calida's 'very ironic' move to 'silence' ABS-CBN

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:23 PM

'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

PROTECT THE PRESS. Vice President Leni Robredo says freedom of the press is 'primordial' in society. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Rights groups, lawmakers condemn Calida's motion to gag ABS-CBN

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:17 PM

'Why is President Duterte and the Philippines government so scared of independent opinions and a free press?' asks Human Rights Watch

ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Wearing red and chanting defend press freedom, they signed petitions and urged motorist to honk their horns as they passed by. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Calida moves to gag ABS-CBN on quo warranto case

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) In his petition before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said several ABS-CBN news items violated the sub judice rule

PRESS FREEDOM RALLY. ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Huwag gawing normal ang pambababoy sa media

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s attack on ABS-CBN reeks of double standards, desperation

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:25 AM

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.

Duterte hails 'vital role' of media as Calida moves to shut down ABS-CBN

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte himself repeatedly denounces media he perceives to be critical of his administration

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during a meeting with local chief executives at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 10, 2020. Malacañang photo

Quo what, again?

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Why Calida threatens press freedom

Artists group: 'Rappler yesterday, ABS-CBN today. Who's next?'

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:33 PM

A group of artists questions the motives behind Solicitor General Jose Calida's filing of a quo warranto petition against the media giant

PRESS FREEDOM. Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida's filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government's crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Is Calida's ABS-CBN PDR theory bad for business?

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:26 PM

Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Robredo slams Calida petition vs ABS-CBN: 'Pang-aabuso ito ng kapangyarihan'

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:52 AM

'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

PROTECT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Vice President Leni Robredo rallies behind the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN, citing its importance in protecting freedoms in the Philippines. Photo by OVP

Calida's guns: This week's outlook

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Jose Calida is certainly earning his keep

EXPLAINER: Legal points in Calida's quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:53 PM

Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Distracting from important issues’: Calida slammed online for quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:03 PM

One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'

Quo warranto vs ABS-CBN political harassment, vendetta – rights groups

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:51 PM

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'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Calida wants to suspend ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'It is his duty': Panelo defends Calida petition vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:35 PM

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

CALIDA'S DUTY. Presidential Spokesperson denies President Rodrigo Duterte had a hand in moves to void ABS-CBN's franchise. Screenshot from RTVM

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

ABS-CBN slams Calida: We did not violate the law

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'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

'Lagi mo akong binabanatan': Calida confronts ABS-CBN reporter

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:41 AM

'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter

Rappler deplores SolGen Calida's petition vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

House says SolGen petition to derail ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

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

Calida hits ABS-CBN over 'foreign ownership'

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'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

Void ABS-CBN franchise, Calida asks Supreme Court

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:46 AM

(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.

Solicitor General Jose Calida files a Quo Warranto petition against broadcast giant ABS-CBN at the Supreme Court on February 10, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Can a quo warranto petition be filed against ABS-CBN?

Jan 21, 2020 - 4:19 PM

(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?

Malacañang says gov't can collect taxes from POGOs

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says 'technicalities' will not stop the Duterte administration from collecting what is owed the Philippine government

TAXING POGOs. Malacañang says the Philippine government will not be stopped from taxing Philippine offshore gaming operations. Photo by Rappler

Lawmakers refute ‘misguided’ Calida: Gov’t can tax POGOs

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

'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

TAXES. Lawmakers argue why the government should continue imposing taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators. File photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Calida calls Quezon youth activist 'pa-victim'

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The military files charges against youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda 8 days after holding her in custody without a warrant

HABEAS CORPUS. A petition for habeas corpus is filed with the Supreme Court on September 23, 2019, to demand the release of youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda who is in the custody of the military. Photo from Karapatan

Now moot, SC junks Calida's petition to stop Senate probe into firm contracts

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:39 PM

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.

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida tries to stop the Senate investigation into his family-owned security firm that has bagged at least 16 government contracts since he became solicitor general in 2016. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler