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Calida asks SC to stop ABS-CBN from discussing the merits of quo warranto case

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Feb. 18, 20 | 8:34 am

Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court to issue a ‘gag order’ that will prevent ABS-CBN from discussing the merits of his quo warranto petition seeking to nullify the network’s franchise.

Calida’s team said that the Kapamilya network has engaged into a propaganda after the filing of the quo warranto petition, reported CNN Philippines.

He cited a video entitled “Quo warranto petition laban sa ABS-CBN, ano ang ibig sabihin?” which was published on February 14, 2020.

OSG claimed the video directly tackled the allegations of the quo warranto petition.

“The statements uttered by Christian Esguerra in the video tend to influence public opinion and unfairly encourage the pre-judgment of the instant case. In the event that the quo warranto petition will be granted, the Filipinos will experience a sense of unjust treatment as they would be deprived of their favorite shows in ABS-CBN,” the OSG said in a statement.

Calida is also requesting to prevent Kapamilya stars from giving unsolicited opinions on the petition for quo warranto.

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