Pananakot si Calida ng disbarment: "hindi na bago yan" - Diokno

Lawyer Chel Diokno / Photo from Philippine Star

On Tuesday, Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno said he is used to threats and intimidation, after Solicitor General Jose Calida said the latter may face disbarment in connection with allegedly unethical acts related to an environmental case on the West Philippine Sea.

"Bilang abogado na matagal nang tumutulong sa mga mahihirap, sanay na ako sa mga pagbabanta at pananakot mula sa bibig ng mga may kapangyarihan. Hindi na bago yan," Diokno said in a statement.



"In my youth, I saw my father unjustly imprisoned under martial law. He continued to fight for justice, and so will I," he added.

Last week, Calida said lawyers involved in the petition seeking a Writ of Kalikasan for the Scarborough Shoal, Ayungin Shoal, and Panganiban Reef in the West Philippine Sea may face disbarment over violations of legal ethics after they allegedly deceived petitioner-fishermen from Zambales and Palawan.

Citing Section 27, Rule 138 of the Rules of Court, Calida said, "A member of the Bar may be removed or suspended from his office by the Supreme Court for any deceit, malpractice or other gross misconduct in such office or for corruptly or willful appearing as an attorney for a party in a case without authority to do so. They were not authorized to file a case against the government agencies."


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Pananakot si Calida ng disbarment: "hindi na bago yan" - Diokno Pananakot si Calida ng disbarment: "hindi na bago yan" - Diokno Reviewed by Nathan Singson on July 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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