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Sol Gen Cadiz Presides Over Oath Taking Of 26 Newly Naturalized Filipinos

Twenty-six newly naturalized Filipino citizens took their oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines at the Office of the Solicitor General in Amorsolo, Makati City today, October 25, 2011.

The affair was presided over by Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz together with Assistant Solicitor General Roman Del Rosario and Department of Foreign Affairs Special Assistant to Undersecretary for Administration Atty. Noemi T. Diaz. The newly-naturalized Filipinos include:

  1. Maria Luisa Ong Pielago
  2. Linda Carolyn Sia Tan
  3. Amit Kumar Vishamber Badlani
  4. John Albert Chua Tan
  5. Haresh Satram Budhrani
  6. Conchita Chua Uy
  7. Arnel Lim Ang
  8. Aizel Jane Chua Lim
  9. Nataline Shani Chua Lim
  10. Nelson Lui Uy
  11. Bhupinder Kaur Girn
  12. Alfonso Chua Tiu
  13. Jay Shanker Khemani
  14. Steve Ong Lim Siy
  15. Thelma Tio Uy
  16. Michael Benzon Lim
  17. Sirwinston Tan Lim
  18. Sundeep Kaur Dhillon Bhatal
  19. Bryan Benjamin Go Chan
  20. Diana Tanpin Xu
  21. Joseph Chan Tanbuntiong
  22. Hatesh Haresh Mahtani
  23. William Chao Yao, Jr.
  24. Aimee Chang Tan
  25. Leonard Eric Tan Cheng
  26. Rudy Chan Lim

Also present were members of the Federation of the Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) including President Tan Ching, Executive Vice President  Guilberto Go, Vice President Domingo Yap and Henry Lim Bon Liong, among others. From the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Phil.) Inc, present were Chairman Ram Sitaldas, President Ramesh Dargani and Treasurer Frankie Gangwani.

The Special Committee on Naturalization was created pursuant to Republic Act No. 9139 or the Administrative Naturalization Law of 2000 and has the primary responsibility to approve or deny applications for naturalization. The said committee is presently under the Office of the Solicitor General.



THE GOVERNMENT is a step closer to gaining ownership of the disputed Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) after it obtained court approval to deposit in an escrow account its payment for an expropriation claim on the airport.

In an omnibus order dated Oct. 11, Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 117 Presiding Judge Eugenio G. dela Cruz allowed the government to deposit $175.79 million in payment to the Philippine International Air Terminals Co., Inc. (Piatco) for the expropriation of NAIA-3.

The ball is now in Piatco’s court whether or not it will execute a deed of transfer of title to the government without prejudice to a final amount of compensation as may be determined by the Court of Appeals which is handling the expropriation case.

Solicitor General Jose Anselmo I. Cadiz welcomed the court’s move.



Letter to the Editor

Abante Tonite

October 07, 2011


Dear Sir,

This refers to the article of Mr. Arnold Clavio published today entitled “
OMG!!! OSG!!!” where he raised several issues quoted from an alleged open letter to the President written by an unidentified employee of the Office of the Solicitor General.

Please allow us to clarify the issues point by point.

First, with regard to the alleged “mishandling” of the SEC case, it must be stressed that the OSG simply agreed with the decision handed down by the Supreme Court in its interpretation of foreign capital. By doing so, the OSG has duly upheld the Constitution and the law and the best interest of the Republic and the Filipino People.

It must be emphasized that the OSG has sufficiently defended the Constitutionality of the Truth Commission before the Supreme Court and the theory and strategy in handling the case was fully discussed with the whole legal team of the Office of the President.

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