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[News Report] Palace: DENR, PPA to answer SC writ

By: Aurea Calica The Philippine Star 6/22/12

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said yesterday proper government agencies would answer the Supreme Court’s writ of kalikasan against Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje, a mining company and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to stop them from cutting trees to build a seaport in Zambales.

“I understand that the seaport is being undertaken by the mining company. I have spoken to Secretary Mon Paje about it. They have been asked to comment by the Supreme Court (SC) so may I… beg your indulgence that we would just rather (let) the government, through the OSG (Office of the Solicitor General), answer the writ of kalikasan in the Supreme Court,” presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said.

Lacierda said the project was approved by the PPA “so maybe there’s gonna be an issue on the project itself.”


[News Report] Tan case to high court: PCGG

The Government is considering hailing to the Supreme Cour tits recent defeat in the Sandiganbayan in a long-standing ill-gotten wealth case against businessman Lucio C. Tan,said the Presidential Commision on Good Governance (PCGG) yesterday.

"Currently, the PCGG and the Office of the Solicitor General are studying the Republic’s legal options in light of the recent ruling," PCGG Spokesman Nick D. Suarez said in a statement.

"Among the options being considered is the filing of a motion for reconsideration or a direct appeal before the Supreme Court."

The Sandiganbayan has junked the case against Mr. Tan and several others, including the heirs of the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos, for lack of "convincing" evidence.


[News Report] Supreme Court allows purchase of PCOS machines

by: Edu Punay,  The Philippine Star 06/14/12

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld yesterday the legality of the government’s P1.8-billion purchase of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for next year’s automated midterm elections.

Voting 11-3 in a special session, justices of the high court dismissed the consolidated petitions of various groups seeking to stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from purchasing 82,000 machines used under a lease agreement in the 2010 polls from the Netherlands-based Smartmatic

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