Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court to issue a gag order to stop ABS-CBN and its representatives from discussing the quo warranto case which he filed against the network.
Solicitor General Jose Calida now wants to stop ABS-CBN and its representatives from discussing the case pending before the Supreme Court.(FILE PHOTO) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) — Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court to issue a gag order to stop ABS-CBN and its representatives from discussing the quo warranto case which he filed against the network. Calida on Tuesday filed a"very urgent motion" asking the high court to issue the order that bans"parties and persons acting on their behalf" from releasing statements discussing the merits of his plea to forfeit ABS-CBN's existing franchise. He said this violates the sub judice rule , which prohibits anyone from publicly assessing an ongoing case to avoid pre-judgment. Calida on February 10 asked the high court to cancel ABS-CBN's legislative franchise weeks before it lapses. He claimed the network committed"highly abusive practices" in violation of terms set by Congress when it approved ABS-CBN's franchise in 1995 when it set up the KBO channel and when it supposedly allowed foreign investors to control the company. Supreme Court Public Information Office Chief Brian Keith Hosaka said ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. have been given up to five days from receipt of the new petition to submit their response to the gag order plea. However, Hosaka clarified that the gag order, if approved, would also cover Calida and the Office of the Solicitor General. The SC en banc is set to meet again next Wednesday, a day after the February 25 holiday marking the1986 EDSA Revolution anniversary. Hosaka added that senators, who are set to conduct an inquiry into supposed violations committed by ABS-CBN, would not be covered by the rule. The government's top lawyer accused that the network"engaged in propaganda" after the case was filed last week. He cited a video entitled" Quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN, ano ang ibig sabihin? " led by anchor Christian Esguerra which aired February 14, saying that the item directly tackled Calida's allegations against the TV station. Calida took this as a"clear attempt to elicit public sympathy, sway public opinion, and, ultimately, to influence the resolution of the case," he said in a statement. Calida also called out two other video reports and a series of commentaries published on ABS-CBN's website, as well as articles quoting showbiz personalities throwing support behind the Lopez-owned network. He said these would"tend to influence public opinion and unfairly encourage the pre-judgment of the instant case." Read more: CNN Philippines
They are taking away your freedom 1 x 1 x -1 = 0 FREEDOM So first, Rappler. Now, ABS. Sino sunod? Line up. For those who doesn't know a thing, this is one of the remedies accorded to the parties of a pending case. iamkarendavila Gago Ano'ng kinalaman ang 'Amnesty International' sa kaso ng franchise ng abs CBN? May bayad ba ang paglolobby nila? Just asking (of what's obvious). Hahaha!
It’s a gag order only while the case is in court. That’s not unusual. Amnesty international is making an issue on it. Did they consider all the violations of ABS CBN has done all these years? Hahhaha... Yan na sila... Kapag napasara na nila ABS-CBN goodbye freedom.. Kontrolado na nila ang ibabalita sa TV, dpat pro duterte ksi kung hindi yari na..
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selfish! RIP press freedom
Panelo says SolGen right in seeking gag order vs ABS-CBNWe keep hearing Accusations and seeing Actions from the Accuser. When is ABSCBN going to release statements supported by evidences? They have many supporters, they should reassure them of their stand. Guilty or not, the people deserve a honest trial. How can you silence millions of netizens?
That means he is not confident that his actions are for the benefit of the Filipino people hence the gag order! Ang kapal ng taong ito! Kala ko pantay na pag papahayag yun pala isang uri ng kritiko.. Amnesty International: The authorities are cracking down not just on the TV network but also on the right of every Filipino to freely express themselves. This plea must be withdrawn.
Gag order? You are asking too much. ABSCBN masyadong namulitika Halatang may mga inendorso at gustong manalo na politiko Hindi pinalabas ang ad ni Duterte Nagpalabas ng black propaganda against duterte Pakibasa na lng nga FAIR ELECTIONS ACT para matauhan kau
SolGen asks Supreme Court to issue gag order vs ABS-CBNAng gobyerno free to release info ang abs d pwede wow clearly viilation to the freedom of speach. Fuck solgen parang ganito na tayo Eh di mag ask din ang ABS-CBN sa Supreme Court to issue gago order vs Calida.
OSG seeks gag order on quo warranto case vs ABS-CBNThe Office of the Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to stop concerned parties from talking about the quo warranto petition it filed against ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. | T2TupasINQ T2TupasINQ ABS-CBN are always looking for sympathy from the people who did'nt know what's inside the quo warranto petition. T2TupasINQ Here's the party who clearly engaged on a full blast propaganda, activating major and minor DDS BLOGGERS.🤭 T2TupasINQ Ayaw nya ma bash🤗
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