Second of three parts
Analysis by Raïssa Robles
Solicitor General Jose Calida has denied any conflict of interest in continuing to own and control Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Inc.
Even the spokesman of the Officer of the Solicitor General (OSG), Hector Calilung, issued a statement in his boss’ defense, saying:
“There is no conflict of interest. The contracts between Vigilant and the NPDC (National Parks Development Committee) did not require the approval of the OSG. Also, the OSG does not regulate, supervise or license security agencies like Vigilant.”
Calilung is right in saying that the contracts between Vigilant and National Parks did not require OSG approval, nor does OSG “regulate, supervise or license security agencies”.
However, Atty. Calilung and his boss, SolGen Calida, fail to inform the public of the OSG’s role in certain government contracts.[READ MORE…]