2 weeks SC ends legal tussle between 2 power firms in Iloilo City Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines ---Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court upheld the control ofMore Electric and Power Corporation (MORE) over the power distribution business in Iloilo City. High Court's public information chief and spokesperson Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said the high court's ruling has set aside the order issued by the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court and declaring Sections 10 and 17 of Republic Act No. 11212 (MORE's franchise) as constitutional. The said provisions give MOREthepowersof eminent domain and to expropriate any asset, including existing distribution assets in the city. "In granting the petitions, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Regional ... more