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Solicitor General to argue for DAP before SC on Tuesday


The Supreme Court will resume on Tuesday the oral arguments on the Aquino administration’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), with Malacañang expected to mount a strong defense for its legality and constitutionality.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to SC: Petition vs DAP lacks merit

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday defended the legality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) before the Supreme Court saying the petitions questioning its legality “lacks merit” because there is “no genuine questions of law” but only misappreciation of facts.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen under fire at SC

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Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Thursday refuted Malacañang’s claim that President Aquino had abolished the Priority Development Assistance Fund, pointing out that only the Supreme Court and Congress have the power to scrap the corruption-plagued pork barrel.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t lawyer Jardeleza urges SC to partially lift TRO on PDAF


Government lawyer Francis Jardeleza urged the Supreme Court to partially lift the restraining order on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for scholars and sick beneficiaries.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to pursue fight vs plea bargain by ex-AFP comptroller in plunder case

Former military comptroller Carlos Garcia. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is determined to fight the Sandiganbayan ruling affirming the plea bargain agreement forged years ago between then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Carlos Garcia.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace asks court to reject Gwen Garcia’s TRO plea


Saying that President Benigno Aquino III did not violate any law in ordering Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia suspended, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) formally opposed Garcia’s petition to stop her suspension in the Court of Appeals.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Francis Jardeleza to inhibit self from SMC court cases if chosen Chief Justice

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza on Tuesday assured the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) that he would inhibit from cases involving San Miguel Corp. if ever he becomes the Chief Justice.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Candidates grilled on ‘lack of experience’

File photo of Supreme Court justices in en banc session. The high court will listen this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, to the arguments for and against the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health law.

The Judicial and Bar Council on Tuesday questioned the nominees about their “lack of experience” and how it would affect them and the Judiciary if they would be appointed Chief Justice.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

JBC has now 11 nominations for Chief Justice


As of Wednesday, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) had received 11 nominations and applications for Chief Justice. Aside from Leila de Lima, among those recommended by various groups and individuals were Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, BIR’s Kim Henares and prominent lawyer and women’s rights advocate Katrina Legarda and retired Judge Manuel Siayngco Jr.

Posted: June 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Danding Cojuangco lawyer nominated chief justice

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, a former counsel of the food and beverage giant San Miguel Corp. (SMC), has been nominated to replace ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) disclosed Thursday.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Solicitor General: Cases to be decided based on public good

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Incoming Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza on Wednesday sought to allay concerns of coconut farmers over his appointment as the new lawyer for the government, saying any decision he will make on cases would be based on what’s good for the public interest.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino says new Solicitor General to focus on Banco Filipino case

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President Benigno Aquino III  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said he wanted the new, incoming solicitor general—whom a senior aide said would be Deputy Ombudsman Francis Jardeleza—to prioritize the government’s next move in connection with a Court of Appeals ruling on the Banco Filipino (BF) case.

Posted: February 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Incoming SolGen ‘bad news’ for coconut farmers


A national coalition of coconut farmers’ groups on Monday assailed the looming appointment of a former legal counsel for the food giant San Miguel Corp. (SMC) as solicitor general.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
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  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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