Tag: quo warranto

On the Gag Order Petition on the ABS-CBN Issue

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I hope the Supreme Court will not include the Senate or any of its committees in the gag order, if issued as petitioned by the Solicitor General, in deference to the settled jurisprudence that tackled similar issues in the past.

What may be covered, though, are the resource persons who will be invited to shed light on this instant case involving the franchise of ABS-CBN as they are not exempt from the sub judice rule, which covers litigants and witnesses, members of the bar and the public in general.

Thus, they may run the risk of being cited for contempt once they express their opinions that might pose a clear and present danger in the administration of justice by directly influencing the members of the Court in rendering their votes to resolve the pending petition for quo warranto.

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On the Quo Warranto Petition vs ABS-CBN

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It is a matter of different jurisdictions. The quo warranto petition is under the original jurisdiction of the Court. Approval or renewal of legislative franchise is the jurisdiction of both houses of Congress. As such, I see no conflict in jurisdictions.

As in the case of former Chief Justice Sereno, under Art VIII, Sec 5, Paragraph 1 of the 1987 Constitution, the Supreme Court exercises original jurisdiction over a petition for quo warranto, among other petitions filed by the State through the Office of the Solicitor General.

Hence, Solicitor General Jose Calida cannot be prevented from filing the petition in the case of the legislative franchise of ABS-CBN.

Likewise, Congress is not prevented from exercising its powers under the same Constitution to act on the application for renewal or a new franchise which is now pending before the House of Representatives.

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#PingTweets: On SONA 2018

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#PingTweets: On the May 31 interpellation on ‘quo warranto’

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Sen. Lacson interpellates Sen. Pangilinan on the draft Senate resolution on ‘quo warranto’

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Interview on DWIZ | May 19, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Senate leadership changes
– quo warranto and impeachment trial matters
– developments in the West Philippine Sea

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “Interview on DWIZ | May 19, 2018”

#PingSays: On a new gov’t agency to handle disasters, and preparations for a possible impeachment trial | March 6, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– a prospective new agency to handle disaster-related matters
– preparations for a possible impeachment trial

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “#PingSays: On a new gov’t agency to handle disasters, and preparations for a possible impeachment trial | March 6, 2018”