By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – The Office of the Governor as well as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday confirmed receiving an official copy of the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the Court of Appeals sought by SM Prime Holdings Inc. after the provincial government awarded the lease and purchase of the 7.7-hectare Capitol property to Ayala Land Inc. (ALI).
SP Secretary Babette Quevenco said that the SP received the CA TRO Friday last week at about 11am.
It was about the same time that the copy was also received by the Office of the Governor, according to Enrique Pinongan, provincial administrator.
But he said there is nothing to restraint anymore as the documents were already forwarded to the COA national office for review after the SP approved the award.
Atty. Mary Ann Lamis , legal officer in-charge of the case, also confirmed the copy received by the provincial government which she said was sent through LBC.