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Written by Sandra Joyce Borgueta   

The Office of the Solicitor General has sent a letter to the Quezon City Assessor’s Office dated September 12, 2011, requesting for additional documents such as tax declarations to include these in the assessment of the veracity of the claims made by Mr. Wilfredo Torres to the parcels of land situated in Quezon City that covers 32,347 sq.ms. and 15,291 sq.ms., respectively.  A similar letter was forwarded to the Registrar of Deeds Atty. Ernesto Quilala requesting for copies of Transfer Certificate of Titles (TCTs) and survey plans of the properties that were covered by the titles owned by Torres.

This comes a few days after the OSG, in behalf of the Land Registration Authority (LRA) filed an amended complaint last September 08, 2011 against Manuel Alino, Wilfredo S. Torres and the Register of Deeds that sought the cancellation of the titles allegedly owned by respondent Wilfredo S. Torres.

Torres recently attempted to seize control of the 24–hectare property in Quezon City and threatened the residents of the area. The titles owned by Torres were supposedly issued by the Register of Deeds of Quezon City in the name of one Manuel Aliño.

In the said complaint, it was revealed that upon close examination, the LRA found that there were inconsistencies in the technical descriptions of the titles as well as indications of forgery.


OSG welcomes new Assistant Solicitor General, State Solicitors

Written by Sandra Joyce Borgueta    Friday, 20 May 2011 09:11

Solicitor General Cadiz administered the oath taking of a new Assistant Solicitor General and Senior State Solicitors, among others.

Last May 19, 2011 at a formal oath taking ceremony attended by the employees of the OSG, Solicitor General Joel Cadiz congratulated the newly appointed Assistant Solicitor General, Atty. Hermes L. Ocampo.

ASG Ocampo graduated with degree in Political Science from the University of the East in 1984. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the Arellano University in 1992 and passed the bar in 1994. He has worked with the OSG in 1996 as an Associate Solicitor and was later appointed as a Senior State Solicitor in 2008.

“You have worked hard for this. This truly is a well-deserved appointment” he said to ASG Ocampo during the ceremony. Solicitor General Cadiz likewise addressed newly appointed solicitors and encouraged them to continue working hard in behalf of the Republic and the OSG.



   Thursday, 14 April 2011 10:40

The 2011 Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) Legal Internship Program officially started yesterday, April 11, 2011, with 65 legal interns chosen from the best law schools all over the country.

The program commenced with a whole day orientation seminar for legal interns. Assistant Solicitor General Karl Miranda, Chairman of the OSG Legal Internship Program, presented the 65 legal interns to Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz and congratulated them for having been accepted to the program.

Solicitor General Cadiz welcomed this year’s batch of interns, stressing on this opportunity to work in the OSG to be instruments of public service.

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