Rappler's latest stories on office of the solicitor general
SolGen advises NTC to also shut down ABS-CBN TV Plus, Channel 43
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
Calida justifies NTC's different treatment of ABS–CBN
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra sticks to a contrary position that ABS–CBN must be allowed to air in the interim
Guevarra counters Calida: ABS-CBN can operate while franchise renewal ongoing
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
Calida warns NTC against granting provisional authority to ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN Corporation's legislative franchise is set to expire on Monday, May 4
Supreme Court told: Non-release of vulnerable prisoners can cause riots
'Death, violence and riots can also break out if the pandemic is left unchecked in prisons,' petitioners warn, even as the public health system is overwhelmed
'Congestion not reason:' Calida blocks petition to release vulnerable prisoners
There are 241 coronavirus patients in prisons nationwide, and one of them – a Bilibid inmate – has died
Busy with NPA, ABS-CBN cases: Calida skips House probe on energy debt
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
House panels summon Calida over power sector’s P95-B debt to gov’t
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
[OPINION] If law is a bullet, in whose gun is it loaded?
'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'
Calida moves to gag ABS-CBN on quo warranto case
(3rd UPDATE) In his petition before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said several ABS-CBN news items violated the sub judice rule
EXPLAINER: Legal points in Calida's quo warranto vs ABS-CBN
Is the Supreme Court the proper venue? What does this mean for PDRs? And what is the effect on House deliberations?
Quo warranto vs ABS-CBN political harassment, vendetta – rights groups
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'
Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal
(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
'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
'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter
House says SolGen petition to derail ABS-CBN franchise renewal
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'
'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
(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.
Can a quo warranto petition be filed against ABS-CBN?
(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
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says 'technicalities' will not stop the Duterte administration from collecting what is owed the Philippine government
Calida calls Quezon youth activist 'pa-victim'
The military files charges against youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda 8 days after holding her in custody without a warrant
Drug war documents submitted to Supreme Court 'rubbish'
Law group Center for International Law or CenterLaw wants to cite in contempt the Office the Solicitor General and the Philippine National Police
SolGen role in annulment 'waste of taxpayers' money' – group
(3rd UPDATE) Senator Risa Hontiveros says advocates support the term 'dissolution of marriage' if other lawmakers have an issue on the word 'divorce'
Justice Department rejects OSG bid to bring more sedition probe witnesses
The prosecution panel also denies OSG's request to summon Jude Sabio who wrote in a column that Trillanes tried to get him as lawyer for Bikoy
DOJ: OSG can continue part in sedition probe
The prosecution panel says 'it is not within its powers to disqualify OSG from representing CIDG in these proceedings'
Calida: Bikoy's Narcolist videos published using Ateneo server
'Could Advincula stage the grand scheme Project Sodoma all by himself?' says the solicitor general
FLAG lawyers move to disqualify OSG from sedition probe
The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'
[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakahol ang mga tuta sa naghihingalong demokrasya
The howling of the dogs reverberate in the corridors of power as darkness descends on democracy
DOJ asks OSG to explain participation in sedition complaint
The country's top lawyers, representing the respondents in the inciting to sedition complaint, bear down on the Office of the Solicitor General
Calida runs after Duterte critics amid 1M OSG backlog
The case log of the Office of the Solicitor General balloons by an unprecedented million in 2017, yet Calida uses office resources to run after Trillanes, De Lima, Robredo, and even Rappler
Duterte admin dismisses red-tagging petition as 'implausible'
Human rights lawyers are on a slight disadvantage because the Court of Appeals has already denied their request for a protection order
Calida: Fishermen disown West PH Sea petition
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida claims that the lawyers for petitioners have agreed in a closed-door meeting to junk the case altogether
Duterte vetoes 7 bills in first 3 years in office
Among the vetoed bills are the twin measures that would have fulfilled President Duterte's campaign promise to coconut farmers
After retraction, Bikoy offered legal aid by Calida
From accusing people close to President Duterte of accepting drug money, Bikoy now alleges that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and members of Otso Diretso are behind the Ang Totoong Narcolist videos
COA raises red flags over P1.3-M OSG training, seminars in 'expensive' venues
The Commission on Audit says the Office of the Solicitor General did not present attendance sheets nor complete supporting documents for the fees paid to the trainers and lecturers in 2018
Auditors flag P7-M worth of OSG travels
Apart from flagged airplane tickets, state auditors also find violations in the purchase of office supplies
IBP in hot water over Bikoy; heads face disbarment complaint
Solicitor General Jose Calida also calls for the resignation of current national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo, whose term is expiring on June 30
Duterte gov't says human rights lawyers don't need SC protection order
Solicitor General Jose Calida also tells the Supreme Court that President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be impleaded in the writ of amparo
SC to Calida: 'Ridiculous' to say tokhang documents involve national security
'The undeniable fact that thousands of ordinary citizens have been killed, and continue to be killed, during police drug operations certainly is a matter of grave public concern,’ says the High Court
SC orders gov't to answer petition vs P3.69-B China loan deal
(UPDATED) This also means that effectively there is no TRO, for now, against the loan agreement
Government, SC engage in tug-of-war over tokhang documents
Justice Antonio Carpio, however, gets unanimous votes on 2 resolutions that compel the government to release tens of thousands of documents related to the drug war killings
OSG: Martial law compensation from paintings 'disadvantageous' to govt
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
SC ruling on drug war documents 'big first step' toward accountability
Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs
Malacañang to obey SC ruling on release of drug war documents
The Duterte administration will comply with the High Court's decision 'unless it reverses itself upon a motion for reconsideration by the Solicitor General,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Supreme Court rules to release drug war documents
(UPDATED) Informed sources say the en banc voted unanimously to deny Solicitor General Jose Calida’s motion for reconsideration to keep the documents only between the government and the Court
Duterte vetoes bill expanding powers of Solicitor General's office
President Rodrigo Duterte wants Congress to review provisions that would give OSG officials inordinately higher benefits compared to other government officials
Calida insists government will not publicly release drug war documents
The Center for International Law says the refusal to release the documents violates President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order on freedom of information
Calida blocks petition seeking to increase nurses' salary
Solicitor General Jose Calida argues that implementing an increase in salary grade for government nurses would result in a 'wage distortion' among state workers
Calida blocks release of drug war docs, Supreme Court must rule
‘The constitutionally enshrined right to information on matters of public concern should be upheld,’ says petitioner Center for International Law (CenterLaw)
Because of OSG lapse, SC upholds Mikey Arroyo’s acquittal in tax case
The appeal is junked because the Office of the Solicitor General committed procedural lapses