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OSG says pending cases not 'backlog'; Robredo camp claims that's still a lot of work.

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday disputed the claims by Vice President Leni Robredo that they have more than a million 'backlog' cases, saying that it was a 'mischaracterization' of the cases' status.

This was after Robredo slammed Solicitor General Jose Calida on Sunday for supposedly meddling in sedition complaints against her and 35 other members of the opposition, clergy, and law offices.

'They relied upon figures under the COA reports in 2017 and 2018. However, these figures do not refer to cases that have not been acted upon by the OSG. These figures simply refer to cases which are still pending before various courts and quasi-judicial bodies,' OSG's statement said.

'Hence, the term 'backlog' is a mischaracterization of the actual status of the cases,' it added. According to OSG, they are not a court which may have backlog or pending cases to study and decide on.

'The OSG is not a court of law which is mandated to resolve cases,' OSG insisted.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Jul 29, 2019
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