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The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC
Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'
OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through
Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines
Part 2: EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC raises red flags during a contract review. The BCDA, however, says it has an OGCC opinion that affirms the legality of the agreement.
The former US special counsel agrees to testify in public on July 17 about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election
The White House swiftly responds by calling the process 'blatantly unfair' and demands the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) retract its 'outrageous' recommendation
The Washington Post says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Bill Barr complained that the attorney general's memo 'did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions'
Here are key dates in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election
Since May 2017, when he took over the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election , Robert Mueller has filed charges against 6 former senior aides and associates of Trump
"BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.
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
Vega was among the 5 OGCC officials who the Commission on Audit said received excessive allowances in 2017 from government corporation clients
This is Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton
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
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Hours before he gets fired, Rudolf Jurado sends President Rodrigo Duterte a letter defending himself from 'false news' being spread about him, allegedly by lawyers in his office receiving questionable allowances
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte cites Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado's decision to favor the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone in a legal opinion as his reason for firing the official
Days before lawyers in his office accused him of corrupt acts, Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado sent a memo to the justice department and Malacañang about the extra compensation that the lawyers receive from OGCC clients
Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado says his office and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) have always found themselves on ‘opposing ends’
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'
Rick Gates is the 3rd former Trump aide to agree to cooperate in exchange for reduced charges by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
The indictment says Paul Manafort retained the so-called Hapsburg Group of onetime politicians to 'take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying the United States'
They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao
Until a court declares President Rodrigo Duterte's order as a violation of the Constitution, this is 'presumed to be valid and legal,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo
'We mourn the the sudden demise of Chief State Counsel Ricardo "Dickie" Paras III this morning,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre
Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo says the response to lawyer Oliver Lozano regarding a draft document on the matter is only a matter of courtesy
(UPDATED) The 58-year-old Michael Flynn is the most senior figure indicted in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's sprawling investigation into Russian interference in last year's election
In an interview with journalists Karin Wenger and Ana Santos, Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says he is ‘better in bed’ and that ‘I fuck like an 18-year old’
More than just the warm, fuzzy feelings that dogs bring, therapy dogs can help put patients at ease and encourage them to be more open to the treatment process
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo warns Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang that this could mean administrative sanctions
MovePH editor talks to Gethsie Shanmugam one of the awardees of the prestigious 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards on Wednesday night August 30
Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado claims HB 5233 will also increase the Solicitor General s budget from the current P600 million to P1 3 billion
Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would result in a leaner cleaner government bureaucracy
The government corporate counsel is the primary law office of government owned and controlled corporations and their subsidiaries
HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President
Eh walang pinapanalong kaso I have to be blunt about it says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez when asked why he wants to put the two agencies under the Office of the Solicitor General
I think it is time that Atty Panelo review basic legal principles to avoid issuing erroneous and reckless statements says Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon
President Duterte s chief legal counsel reacts to the acquittal of former president Gloria Arroyo
Ernie Abella will replace Salvador Panelo as presidential spokesperson
This is despite the hospital s argument that if the facility is seized by the Quezon City government the operations of the hospital might be left to untrained hands
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court names Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa the 174th Associate Justice appointed to the Supreme Court. Get to know more about him.
2nd UPDATE Aside from psychosocial counseling the families will also get education and livelihood assistance
CHR chair Loretta Ann Rosales says these rights must be processed within a framework where the collective right of the Filipino people to security must equally be protected
A year after super typhoon Haiyan an NGO worker revisits a boy and the dogs who saved him from death and despair
Breastfeeding isn’t instinctive It’s a learned skill that requires practice observation and support