SolGen issues with ABS-CBN should have been discussed in Congress and not in SC -Robredo

SolGen issues with ABS-CBN should have been discussed in Congress and not in SC -Robredo



Vice President Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo finds fault in the way the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) handling of its grievance against ABS-CBN, that it should not have been the filing of the quo warranto proceeding in the High Court.

As per the Vice President, the issues raised by the Solicitor General Jose Calida can be properly addressed in the halls of Congress and not with the justices of the Supreme Court.



“If there are alleged violations, why don’t we discuss in the proper forum?  Why can’t this be discussed in the hearings at the Congress, as it is the process stated in the law,” Robredo said in an ambush interview with journalists.

Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo
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“We all know that Congress has the power to extend and provide a new franchise.  The quo warranto was filed, but it seems that the quo warranto provision is being abused,” she added.

The Vice President was referring to the quo warranto petition that SolGen Calida filed on at the High Court against ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries for, among other things, allegedly hiding foreign ownership behind a corporate veil — therefore violating constitutional provisions on media ownership.

Robredo has already denounced the move, calling it an abuse of power that would benefit only a few people who would want to see the network close down.













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