The Office of the Solicitor General filed today, 16 May 2016, a Manifestation in Lieu of Comment in the case of People v. Celdran, arguing for the acquittal of Mr. Carlos Celdran of the crime of Offending Religious Feelings punished under Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code.
Solicitor General Florin T. Hilbay delivered the Commencement Speech at the 74th Commencement Exercises of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law on 21 April 2016.
In its Comment filed today, 29 March 2016, the Office of the Solicitor General asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition filed by Atty. Falcis because of its fundamental jurisdictional flaws.
The OSG filed today, 11 March 2016, a Motion for Reconsideration of the Supreme Court’s Resolution dated 08 March 2016 ruling that the COMELEC has a ministerial duty to issue voting receipts. The Solicitor General argued that the paper ballot used in the elections is itself the voter verified paper audit trial required by law.
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The Office of the Solicitor General filed today, 07 March 2016, its Comment in the Rappler v. Bautista case. The Solicitor General argued that a Petition for Certiorari is not the proper remedy to assail the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the COMELEC and various media networks, the dispute being a mere contractual disagreement that does not involve the freedoms of speech, of expression and of the press.
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