OSG Urges COMELEC To Junk MOA With Rappler

Solicitor General Jose Calida

SolGen Calida: “The OSG, as its (Comelec’s) statutory counsel, has urged the Comelec to rescind the MOA within five days or until March 4.” OSG — The Office of the Solicitor General urged the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to rescind the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the poll body and Rappler on providing election-related information … Read more

OSG Asks SC To Issue Gag Order vs ABS-CBN

Gag Order

OSG asks SC to issue gag order against ABS-CBN Corporation. The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a gag order against ABS-CBN Corp. This, after Jose Calida’s office filed a quo warranto petition to charge the legislative franchises of ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. Solicitor … Read more

Senator Poe Calls For Hearing On ABS-CBN Franchise

Senator Poe

Senator Grace Poe on Thursday, February 13, called for a legislative hearing on the compliance of ABS-CBN with its franchise. This, after the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) questioned ABS-CBN’s franchise before the Supreme Court. Senator Grace Poe, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, called for a legislative hearing following Solicitor … Read more

Gov’t Not To Tolerate Abuse Of Broadcast Privilege, Says Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 12, said that the government will not tolerate any abuse of broadcast privilege. This, as President Rodrigo Duterte issued a statement before Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)’s new officers and board of trustees in the Palace, following the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG)’s quo warranto petition … Read more

SC Has ‘No Jurisdiction’ Over OSG’s Quo Warranto Plea, Says CDO Rep.

quo warranto

President Duterte’s ally on Wednesday said that the Office of the Solicitor General’s quo warranto plea against ABS-CBN’s franchise didn’t have Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. This as Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said that Solicitor General Jose Calida should have filed his quo warranto complaint against ABS-CBN before the House of Representatives. In an interview … Read more

OSG Used ‘Wrong Case, Wrong Venue’ vs ABS-CBN, Says Law Expert


The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) used the “wrong case” at the “wrong venue” to question ABS-CBN’s franchise, according to a law expert. This, as Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN’s franchise due to alleged “abuses” — including pay-per-view operation and violation of the constitutional ban against foreign ownership. … Read more

OSG Move vs ABS-CBN ‘Abuse Of Power’, Says VP Robredo


Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday said that a move by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to question ABS-CBN’s franchise was an act of “harassment” and “abuse of power”. This, after Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN’s franchise, questioning its validity through a “quo warranto” petition. … Read more