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SC to act on Calida attempt to stop Senate probe

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida refuses to participate in a Senate investigation into his family firm's government contracts, saying it is illegal and serves no legislative purpose

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of a Senate investigation that seeks to look into the propriety of his security firm bagging government contracts worth at least P358 million. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Does the President really need so many lawyers?

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Because the burden of the presidency is heavy, with multifarious demands all having legal implications and consequences, the President is expected to secure the best legal advice available

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Oct 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

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Calida defers to DOJ on handling of Trillanes case

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will wait for the Department of Justice to file a motion for partial reconsideration, instead of going straight to the Court of Appeals as earlier announced by Malacañang

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes amnesty ruling, Isidro Lapeña, Wonder Woman sequel | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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DOJ contradicts Panelo in Trillanes plan, no going to CA for now

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148

LEGAL PLAN. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said it is the DOJ which will decide the legal plan in the presidential directive to arrest and jail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida to seek reversal of Makati court ruling before CA

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says Solicitor General Jose Calida's appeal will be based on the assertion that Judge Andres Soriano should not have used 'secondary evidence' as basis for his decision keeping Senator Antonio Trillanes IV free

RECEIVED. Makati RTC Branch 148 sheriff serves the resolution on the DOJ's plea to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on October 22, 2018. Sourced photo

With court victory, Trillanes 'more energized' to attack Duterte, Calida

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:55 PM

'So 'yung mga medyo napapagod sa akin, 'wag kayo mapagod,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he vows to continue criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press briefing on October 22, 2018, on the resolution of Judge Andres B. Soriano on the DOJ’s request to issue arrest warrant to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Judge Soriano of Makati RTC Branch 148 denied DOJ’s request but upheld Presidential Proclamation 572. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida, DOJ inconsistent on amnesty review: Just for Trillanes or all?

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida admits he sought permission to review all amnesties but the presidential proclamation that came out covered only Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'AND OTHERS.' Solicitor General admits to calling Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana "permission" to look into the amnesty applications of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV "and others. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte asks Roque to reconsider Senate run

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte offers Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque a new position in his administration but Roque says he needs the weekend to think things over

Mocha resigns, Trillanes hits Calida, Bertiz apologizes | Midday wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:23 PM

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DOCUMENTS: Calida security firm 'corners' at least 16 gov't contracts

Oct 03, 2018 - 7:00 AM

In a privilege speech, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Solicitor General Jose Calida's security agency has acquired at least P358.3 million in government contracts since 2016

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Back home, Trillanes tells Duterte gov’t: 'Itodo 'nyo na'

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate

HOME. Senator Antonio Trillanes€™ IV takes questions from the media as he arrived in his home. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Low scores for Duterte, Trillanes, Dark Phoenix | Evening wRap

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:29 PM

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Calida to Trillanes: Apologize or I'll sue you for libel

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) 'He can do whatever he wants, I expect the worst out of him,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in response to the threat of Solicitor General Jose Calida

AMNESTY PAPERS. Solicitor General Jose Calida says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV musty apoloigize for his accusation that the solicitor general stole the amnesty papers of the senator. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes accuses Calida of 'stealing' his amnesty application documents

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also asks the Department of National Defense 'why they allowed' Solicitor General Jose Calida to 'steal' his amnesty application form

'MAGIC.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Duterte administration performed magic tricks on his amnesty application forms for it to be missing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida tells Supreme Court to void Trillanes amnesty because Gazmin signed it

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:43 PM

It is an argument not cited in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572

GAZMIN ARGUMENT. Floated only after the publication of Proclamation No. 527, Solicitor General Jose Calida has now officially raised to the Supreme Court that the act of former defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin approving Senator Antonio Trillanes' amnesty papers is illegal and a valid ground to void the amnesty. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[WRAP | DAY 7] No arrest warrant issued against Trillanes

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 says the senator must be given due process

NO WARRANT. Senator Trillanes holds a press conference outside his office on September 10, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida asked for amnesty records of '100' other ex-mutineers

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana only says they all belong to 'Trillanes' group'

NOT JUST TRILLANES. Solicitor General Jose Calida also asks for amnesty records of other former mutineers, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Without saying why, Calida called Lorenzana for Trillanes' amnesty records

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'He (Calida) asked me personally by phone to get his (Trillanes') amnesty records,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

STRAIGHT TO THE CHIEF. DND chief Delfin Lorenzana says Solicitor General Jose Calida called him 'personally' for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty papers.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pinakbet economics at pusit tactics

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Sablay na nga ang Dutertenomics, sablay pa ang tangkang paglilihis ng isyu

Duterte says 'bright' Calida researched Trillanes amnesty issues

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Asked if he's targetting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, President Rodrigo Duterte cites the golden rule: 'Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you'

RESEARCH. President Rodrigo Duterte admits it was Solicitor General Jose Calida did the research on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty revocation. Malacañang file photo

Trillanes vows to run after Guevarra, Calida, DND officials over amnesty issue

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'Kakaririn ko kayo,' warns Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROOF. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a press conference on September 6, 2018 shows new set of documents to prove he applied for an amnesty in 2011. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida behind search for Trillanes' amnesty papers

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines confirms Solicitor General Jose Calida had a hand in the amnesty revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

SOURCE OF PROMPT. Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the continuation of the oral argument of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Calida evasive on role in voiding Trillanes amnesty

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the Office of the Solicitor General could have reviewed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty

EVASIVE. Solicitor General Jose Calida is evasive about his role in the proclamation that voided the amnesty of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, citing privileged communication. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Gordon: Probing Calida multi-million peso deals blue ribbon's job

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon assures Calida he’s not going to be humiliated in the Senate investigation under his watch

CALIDA PROBE. Senator Richard Gordon said he will push for the Senate probe into the government contracts bagged by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Calida wants Supreme Court to block Senate probe into firm contracts

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The SC en banc asks Senator Trillanes to file his comment to the petition

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo camp to SC: Ignore Calida's opinion on ballot shading threshold

Jul 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Solicitor General Jose Calida's 'erroneous' support of the 50% shading threshold would 'erode the very foundation of our democracy' by disenfranchising voters

DISREGARD THE OSG. VP Leni Robredo's election lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Solicitor General Jose Calida has no personal knowledge over the ballot shading threshold issue. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo on why Calida sided with Bongbong: 'He's No. 1 Marcos supporter'

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Solicitor General Jose Calida should have just represented his client, the Commission on Elections, on the 50% ballot-shading threshold issue

EXPECTED ALLIES. Vice President Leni Robredo slams Solicitor General Jose Calida for siding with Bongbong Marcos, Calida's ally, in the electoral protest the latter filed against her. File photos by OVP

Calida drops Comelec, backs 50% shading threshold in favor of Marcos

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Instead of defending the government in the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo, Solicitor General Jose Calida says he is acting as People's Tribune

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SolGen Calida’s filings delay VP protest case – Robredo camp

Jul 02, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Vice President's camp points out that determining the shading threshold is an administrative, and not a quasi-judicial, matter so the Comelec 'could directly file its comment' with the PET on Robredo's motion

DELAYS. The camp of Leni Robredo says the Solicitor General's filings are delaying the vice-presidential protest case. Photo of Robredo from OVP, photo of Marcos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jun 28, 2018 - 9:28 AM

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TAHO VENDOR. Mario Cañete is with his daughter at the basketball-gym-turned-patients-ward of National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 27, a day after he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Calida is first SolGen in years to be among 5 highest paid in government

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The Solicitor General places 4th on the list with P10.9 million worth of salaries and allowances, bulk of which have been flagged as excessive by state auditors

HIGHEST PAID. Solicitor General Jose Calida is the 4th highest paid national government agency official for 2017.

Leonen grills Calida: Can you prove Constitution bans same-sex marriage?

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:47 PM

'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

CONSTITUTION. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen and Solicitor General Jose Calida argued on June 26, 2018, on whether the Constitution contemplated same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court tackles: Are same-sex couples family too?

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:24 PM

‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court drops $5-M Marcos wealth case, leaves it to Calida to pursue

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan says it's the Office of the Solicitor General and not the Office of the Ombudsman which should pursue the forfeiture case

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Jun 19, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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Calida holds on to company shares despite mandatory IRR provision

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The Solicitor General says the text of the actual law prevails over the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)

VIGILANT CONTRACTS. Solicitor General Jose Calida answers questions on the contracts of his security firm Vigilant beforethe start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Morales floats another conflict of interest angle in Calida contracts

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Calida as Solicitor General represents government agencies when complaints are filed against them, Ombudsman Morales points out

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the government contracts won by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Newsbreak Chats: Calida contracts and other top stories for May 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: One year since the Marawi siege and corruption scandals hounding Solicitor General Jose Calida, former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, and former PhilHealth Interim President Celestina De la Serna

De Lima calls Calida 'new role model in gov't corruption'

Jun 05, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says allowing Solicitor General Jose Calida's company to bag government contracts is like 'normalizing thievery and mainstreaming plunder'

'NO WORD OF HONOR.' Senator Leila de Lima does not mince words against Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Sacked OGCC chief Jurado compares self to Calida: I refused allowances

Jun 02, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Both the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel and the Office of the Solicitor General have been flagged by state auditors for their officials who received excess allowances in 2017

Former government corporate counsel Rudolf Jurado (left) and Solicitor General Jose Calida (right)

Calida's excessive allowance, 911 Emergency Hotline, U.S. - North Korea Summit | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2018 - 8:44 PM

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Calida received P7M in excess allowances in 2017 – COA

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida dismisses the issue and says 'the issue is not new'

Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the continuation of the oral argument of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Mr Calida, read the rules!

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Resigning from a private company is not enough. Divestment for public officials who own substantial shares is mandatory.

Calida unsure if security firm won as many gov't contracts before 2016

May 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida maintains he will not give up his shares in Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Incorporated

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Calida: I'll file charges against those maligning, libeling me

May 31, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the allegation that he engaged in an extra-marital affair is a 'big fat lie'

Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the continuation of the oral argument of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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May 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm's gov't contracts

May 30, 2018 - 5:55 PM

It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos