The OSG’s Intervention
The interest of the Republic, for whom the OSG speaks, has been amply protected through the direct action of petitioner LBP – the government instrumentality created by law to provide timely and adequate financial support in all phases involved in the execution of needed agrarian reform. The OSG had every opportunity to intervene through the long years that this case had been pending but it chose to show its hand only at this very late stage when its presence can only serve to delay the final disposition of this case. The arguments the OSG presents, furthermore, are issues that this Court has considered in the course of resolving this case. Thus, every reason exists to deny the intervention prayed for.