What is a quo warranto petition?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 10 2020 10:36 AM

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The Philippine government's top lawyer on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revoke ABS-CBN Corp's franchise, questioning its validity via a "quo warranto" petition.

A "quo warranto" is a legal procedure that is filed against someone who "usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises a public office, position or franchise," according to Rule 66 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Lawyer and DZMM anchor Noel Del Prado offers more information on the plea in this interview. Watch the full video here. 

DZMM, Feb. 10, 2020