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Hearing for the issuance of TRO for Tabuk City’s P1.9B loan set tomorrow

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

Tabuk City, Kalinga - The Regional Trial Court Branch 25 has set the hearing for the issuance of Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by five petitioners against the 1,925,000,000 loan of Tabuk City tomorrow, January 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

The hearing is set after the petition was found ‘to be sufficient in a form and substance, and the corresponding filing fee to have been paid.’

As recalled, Jerome B. Tabanganay, Jamillah S. Dalilis, Casan M. Calil, Sunshine S. Busaing, and Daniel C. Peckley Jr. Filed to court on January 13 a TRO in order to prevent the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) from releasing the proceeds of the said loan.

The petition was filed against DBP, Tabuk CLGU represented by Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero, Acting Vice Mayor, Atty. Zorayda Mia M. Wacnang, and members of Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Petitioners claimed that the ordinances, resolutions, and the loan agreement are illegal, unconstitutional, and ineffective due to the violations of Mayor Estrañero and SP-Tabuk City members. Thus, the use of the proceeds of the loan for the projects in the loan agreement will constitute an illegal disbursement.

Among the arguments raised by the petitioners is the non-identification of roads to be paved with an allotted fund of P745 million. They questioned why the SP-Tabuk City approved and passed proposals and resolutions without even the items of roads to be paved.

Tabanganay, through his social media, earlier posted his plea for the people of Tabuk City to wake up and realize the grave ‘corruption’ happening in the city, especially as the election is fast approaching.

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