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         The Office of the Solicitor General is the law firm of the Republic of the Philippines. It is tasked to represent the People of the Philippines, the Philippine Government, its Agencies and Instrumentalities, Officials and Agents (especially before the appellate courts) in any litigation or matter requiring the services of a lawyer.

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Office of the Solicitor General

[News Report] Freeze extension of suspected Chinese drug money approved

by:  Evangeline de Vera, Malaya 06/13/12

The Court of Appeals has granted a petition of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to extend for another six months the 20-day freeze order that the court previously issued against the bank accounts of three Chinese nationals who were charged with illegal drugs possession and sale.

In a four-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda, the CA’s Third Division likewise dismissed the motion filed by respondents Changxin Wang, Mark Sy Tan and Mattew Lee Tan seeking the lifting of the freeze order dated May 15, 2012.

The three Chinese nationals, who are still undergoing preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice for drug charges, said the AMLC had been given sufficient time from February up to the filing of the petition for the issuance of freeze order in May 2012 to determine what is needed to be known relative to their alleged money laundering activities.

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[News Report] Nuke plant bribery: PCGG wants Marcos, not just Disini, to pay

by: Leila B. Salaverria PDI 05/11/12

MANILA, Philippines- The government is not content with the $50 million that businessman Herminio Disini has been ordered to repay the government for his role in defrauding the country of billions of pesos through the corrupt-ridden Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) deal.

It also wants the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who it said had acted in conspiracy with Disini, to similarly be made to make restitution for the anomalous contracts and concessions he gave to his associates in the scuttled project.

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has filed a motion for partial reconsideration with the Sandiganbayan 1st Division for the antigraft court to also order Marcos to return the ill-gotten commissions that he in conspiracy with Disini had allegedly obtained through the anomalous contract.

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[News Report] Glitches fixed, Comelec ready to use PCOS

by Philip C. Tubeza, PDI May 09, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The glitches in the PCOS voting machines the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is buying for P1.8 billion have been fixed, the solicitor general told the Supreme Court Tuesday, and the Comelec is prepared to operate the machines on its own in next year’s elections.

At the resumption of oral arguments on a petition to nullify the contract between the Comelec and Smartmatic, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza told the high court the glitches that were discovered when the precinct count optical scan machines (PCOS) were used in the 2010 elections had been repaired.

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