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For the 2nd time, SC defers action on ABS CBN quo warranto

06:04 PM March 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court has deferred anew any action on the quo warranto case filed by the Office of the Solicitor-General against ABS-CBN.

Discussion on the quo warranto case is set on April 14 in Baguio City during the summer session of the high court justices.

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Last Feb. 26, the Supreme Court has decided to reset the deliberation to March 10 to give the justices more time to study the pleadings.

After two weeks, high court’s Public Information Chief and Spokesperson Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said, “the deliberations by the Court on the ABS-CBN quo warranto petition is still ongoing.”

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“The case will again be included in the agenda of the court on April 14, 2020, when it starts its summer session in Baguio. The Justices need more time to further study the case,” Hosaka told reporters.

There are two cases filed by the OSG through Solicitor General Jose Calida, one was the quo warranto to nullify the existing franchise of the network and the second case was a motion to issue a gag order to prohibit the parties and their representatives from discussing the case in public.

ABS-CBN has already submitted its comments to the cases filed by Calida, answering point by point the State lawyer’s allegations.

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