|Left: LRay Villafuerte|
Right: Carlo Batalla
This is in connection with the questionable purchase of P20-million worth of fuel from a single proprietor without the required public bidding in 2010.
The complainant in said case is Carlo Batalla of Citizens Crime Watch.
Batalla, in an interview with Bicol Standard, said that the decision is long overdue.
Meanwhile, The court ordered Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to implement the suspension order.
The signatories in the order were Chairperson Associate Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada and members Associate Justices Oscar Herrera Jr. and Karl Miranda.
As of 3 p.m. today, the said suspension order was already referred to the House Rules Committee for appropriate action.
Villafuerte has not issued a statement as of press time.