Monday, January 13, 2014

Naga City SP authorizes Bongat to file legal action

Mayor John Bongat during the press conference on the ALECO-CASURECO development on power hike last January 10
PHOTO: BICOL STANDARD
NAGA CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod in a special session the other day authorized Mayor John Bongat to initiate a complaint against the officials involved in power generation and distribution.

Such legal action aims to avert an impending power disconnection in the areas covered by Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative II, which services Naga City and nine other municipalities.

Bongat said that the city government has the legal right to ask for the remedy of prohibition against power generators and suppliers such as Wholesale Electric Spot Market (WESM),Bacon-Manito (BacMan) geothermal plant, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), and Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant due to the expected economic reversal that will be brought about by the power cut.

In an unprecedented move, City Hall officials headed by Bongat have been hell-bent in using legal action allegedly to protect the interest of the city and the City Hall officials, as well.

Only last week, Bongat asked for an authority from the Sangguniang Panlungsod for him to file a case for ignorance of the law versus RTC Judges Antonio Ayo Jr. and Zeida Garfin, who both issued temporary injunctions against the city government relative to the controversy involving the central bus terminal.

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