By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.
SORSOGON CITY (BicolToday.com/14 Nov. 2011)- The Alyansa Laban sa Mina sa Matnog together with the chairperson of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Sorsogon Chapter and other private individuals filed a petition to the Supreme Court for Review on Certiorari Under Rule 45.
The issues raised by the petitioner was premise that the Regional Trial Court committed reversible error in interpreting the provisions of Section 3 and 6 and Rule 2, of the rules and procedure for environmental cases; that the Regional Trial Court committed reversible error when it interpreted the provisions of Section 2, Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedures for environmental cases as applicable in the complaint in civil case no. 2011-8338 for purpose of determining jurisdiction, and that the Regional Trial Court committed reversible error when it interpreted the law on exhaustion of administrative remedy/doctrine of primary jurisdiction to be applicable in the complaint in civil case no. 2011-8338.
The discussions covered by the petition includes the presupposes of a final decree until after a final decision is rendered, the failure to attached affidavit in the question and answer form, the sending of copies of the complaint to appropriate government entities and the non-exhaustion of administrative remedies were presented using the applicable rules and procedures in handling environmental cases.
Taking the tasked for the petitioners are Attorney’s Joven Laura and Madonna Gay Escio of the National Union of People’s Lawyer. The petition was filed at the Supreme Court within the prescribed period. BicolToday.com
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