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What is this animal? Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman twits solgen for wrong move vs ABS-CBN

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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman knows what he learned in law school, and Solicitor General Jose Calida’s legal actions ain’t it.

In a Facebook post, Lagman slammed Calida’s quo warranto petition to void the franchise of ABS-CBN.

Lagman said the Supreme Court is not a trier of facts, so Calida is barking up the wrong court.

He also said he did not expect that the quo warranto petition could become so powerful and so prone to judicial abuse.

The quo warranto has become so effective since the executive has become stronger than Congress’ checking authority and the high tribunal’s duty to balance the power dynamics, he added.

It was the same mode used to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

And it might just prove effective in taking down a network as well via the voiding of its franchise that is supposed to be in the province of the legislature, he said.

What’s up, Supreme Court?

“Mr. Sol Gen Calida, sir: the SC is not a trier of facts. You’re barking up the wrong court. It’s the RTC that has jurisdiction over your petition for quo warranto.

Never have i imagined that this special civil action under the Rules of Court can become so powerful and so prone to judicial abuse. Lalo na under this administration where the power of the executive is inordinately strong as compared to Congress’s checking authority and the Suprem Court’s duty to balance the power dynamics.

Ang quo warranto ay napatunayan nang mabisa sa pag-tanggal ng isang Chief Justice gaya ni CJ Sereno. At, sa mga susunod na linggo’t buwan, ito’y mapapatunayan na naman na kayang magbawi rin ng isang legislative franchise. Isang kapangyarihan na dapat Kongreso lang ang pwedeng mag-exercise. SC naman! Anebeyen?!?

Yan si Sol Gen Calida. Kakaiba ka, ser! 😂,” Lagman posted.