Law alumna to handle ABS-CBN quo warranto case

(Photo from the Supreme Court of the Philippines website)

AN ALUMNA of the UST Faculty of Civil Law is set to handle the quo warranto petition lodged by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) against media conglomerate ABS-CBN.

The case was raffled to Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier last week.

Javier earned her law degree from the UST Faculty of Civil Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was the Rector’s awardee for academic excellence.

In 1983, Javier became a trial attorney at the OSG. She became assistant solicitor general in 1994.

She was named Supreme Court associate justice in March 2019 and will serve until 2026.

On Feb. 10, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition to revoke the ABS-CBN franchise a month before its expiration.

Calida claimed the TV network committed abuses such as getting money from foreign investors and illegally charging subscribers to a digital channel.

The case has sparked protests and condemnation, with critics calling it an assault on press freedom.


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