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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Hearing of Tabuk City’s P1.9B loan moved to March 9

Tabuk City, Kalinga – The hearing on the Writ of Preliminary Injunction for the petition filed against the P1,925,000,000 loan of Tabuk City initially scheduled today, February 05, was moved to March 09, 2022 due to the absence of the judge in charge.

The hearing would reveal the decision as to whether the act, as complained by the five petitioners, directly involves illegal disbursement of public funds derived from taxation.

As recalled, Jerome B. Tabanganay, Jamillah S. Dalilis, Casan M. Calil, Sunshine S. Busaing, and Daniel C. Peckley Jr. filed on January 13, 2022 the petition against DBP, Tabuk CLGU represented by Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero, Acting Vice Mayor, Atty. Zorayda Mia M. Wacnang, and members of Sangguniang Panlungsod-Tabuk City.

Petitioners argued 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.

Regional Trial Court Branch 25 on January 21 granted the temporary restraining order (TRO) prayed for by the five petitioners after finding factual and legal issues that need to be threshed out during an appropriate adversarial meeting.

The TRO shall take effect while the court conducts an investigation on the truthfulness of the allegations stated in the complaint.

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