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SolGen looks into ancestral title ‘invasion’ of presidential Mansion

The government has been alarmed about ancestral land titles that overlapped with government land within the jurisdiction of the presidential Mansion in Baguio City. EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is looking into the titling of an ancestral land claim that includes a portion of the century-old presidential Mansion, after an Ibaloi family sued to stop a government project there.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Gov’t asks high court to reverse CA ruling in Barrameda murder case

Ruby Rose Barrameda

The government has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a recent Court of Appeals ruling that ordered the Ruby Rose Barrameda murder case raffled off to a new judge.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | 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 »

Aquino asks SC to lift TRO on pork barrel funds, says reforms will work

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Saying “reforms are already underway,” President Benigno Aquino III and fellow respondents have asked the Supreme Court to junk petitions seeking to have the pork barrel system declared as unconstitutional.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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 »

DOJ to pursue case vs Globe Asiatique’s Delfin Lee, 4 others


The Department of Justice (DOJ) is bent on pursuing the syndicated estafa case against realty firm Globe Asiatique (GA) owner Delfin Lee and four others, which the Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 19th, 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 »

Palace: No position yet on bill banning religious rites from gov’t offices

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: Clueless

Malacañang has yet to form an opinion on whether to support or thwart a House bill that seeks to ban religious symbols and ceremonies from government offices.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Government appeals junking of case vs Marcos et al.


The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has contested the Sandiganbayan decision dismissing the P50-billion ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcos and Ver families, former Trade Minister Roberto Ongpin and the participants in the so-called Binondo central bank, claiming the case was resolved too early and questioning the court’s “procedural shortcuts.”

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Barrameda family to seek OSG action on suspension of Ruby Rose slay trial


The family of Ruby Rose Barrameda, whose dead body was found stuffed inside a steel case off the waters of Navotas in June 2009, is so far still studying what legal action to take after the Court of Appeals ordered the indefinite suspension of hearings on the murder case filed by her parents.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | 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 »

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