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[News Report] Gov’t pleads for live airing of Maguindanao massacre trial

By: Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 12/16/12

The government, through the office of the Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling barring the live broadcast of the Maguindanao massacre trial.

In a motion for reconsideration, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza said live radio and television coverage of the trial would not be prejudicial to the constitutional rights of the accused.

Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221, who is hearing the multiple murder case, was furnished a copy of the pleading.

In an en banc resolution on Oct. 23, the Supreme Court partially granted accused Andal Ampatuan Jr.’s motion for reconsideration of its June 14, 2011, ruling.

The Oct. 23 en banc resolution modified portions of the guidelines for media coverage issued on June 14, 2011, which initially allowed live media coverage of the Maguindanao massacre based on a set of guidelines.


[News Report} State lawyers want to know where Marcos funds went

by: Cynthia D. Balana 08/29/12 Philippine Daily Inquirer

State lawyers have asked the Sandiganbayan to order the Philippine Veterans Bank to produce records of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos’ deposits that it earlier garnished after the amount dwindled from P36.55 million to a little over P1 million in just two months.

In a 12-page comment filed with the special court’s Fifth Division, the Presidential Commission on Good Government and the Office of the Solicitor General reminded PVB of its assurance that the account had enough funds to satisfy the judgment cost against the former first lady.


[News Report] Solgen favors new capital ruling

by: Rey E. Requejo 06/28/12

The chief state counsel has agreed with the interpretation of the Supreme Court of the term “capital” in the constitutional provision, which limits foreign ownership of domestic public utilities to 40 percent.

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza stressed that the Court’s June 28, 2011 ruling was consistent with the constitutional mandate for the “Filipinization of public utilities,” despite warnings that the court’s ruling would have alleged catastrophic consequences on the country’s economy if it is sustained.

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