'Perya­han is le­gal'

Glob­al­tech to file raps vs NBI agents, PCSO of­fi­cials for pad­lock­ing ‘perya­han’ sta­tions

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

PERYA­HAN Ng Bayan is le­gal and the shut­ting down of five col­lec­tion sta­tions is il­le­gal.

This was the re­ac­tion yes­ter­day of Glob­al­tech that op­er­ates Perya­han Ng Bayan in the towns of Mur­cia, E.b Ma­ga­lona and Hini­garan and the cities of Vic­to­rias and Hi­ma­may­lan.

Atty. Bernard Vitri­olo of the Le­gal De­part­ment of Glob­al­tech also re­vealed yes­ter­day to Sun­star­ba­colod that they will be fil­ing mo­tion to quash the search war­rant and that they are con­tem­plat­ing on fil­ing in­di­rect con­tempt against the agents of the NBI and the of­fi­cials of the PCSO for raid­ing, pad­lock­ing of col­lec­tions sta­tions and for the ar­rest of its 36 per­son­nel and bet col­lec­tors on Sunday, May 19.

Vitri­olo as­serts that Perya­han op­er­a­tions all over the coun­try is le­gal be­cause of the Court of Ap­peals de­ci­sion which be­came final and ex­ecu­tory on Fe­bru­ary 15,2019 and that the en­try of judg­ment was re­leased on May 6, 2019 of the Sta­tus Quo

Ante Or­der ques­tioned by the PCSO be­fore the Court of Ap­peals which he claimed to have won by Glob­al­tech.

The lawyer also said that of Glob­al­tech’s op­er­a­tion of Perya­han Ng Bayan it was only here in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal where such clos­ing down and ap­pre­hen­sions were made.

Vitri­olo fur­ther said that while the PCSO has ju­ris­dic­tion over Perya­han Ng Bayan, they have to honor the de­ci­sion of the Court of Ap­peals.

“Any vi­o­la­tion of the Law or the Im­ple­ment­ing Rules and Reg­u­la­tions of Perya­han should be dealt with by the PCSO through a mech­a­nism for set­tle­ment or an Ar­bi­tra­tion Com­mit­tee but they can­not sim­ply put the law into their hands by pad­lock­ing the col­lec­tion sta­tions,” Vitroilo fur­ther ex­plained.

He said that aside from fil­ing in­di­rect con­tempt against the NBI Agents and the PCSO of­fi­cials, they are also con­tem­plat­ing on fil­ing a case for ig­no­rance of law against the judge who is­sued the search war­rants against Glob­al­tech’s col­lec­tion cen­ters. They will file all the le­gal moves be­fore the Pasig City Re­gional Trial Court, Vitri­olo fur­ther re­vealed.

He also re­vealed that Glob­al­tech will soon re­open the pad­locked col­lec­tion sta­tions and draw­ing sta­tion.

Vitri­olo fur­ther stressed that PCSO based on the court or­der shall be the one to send rep­re­sen­ta­tive or per­son­nel at the draw­ing sta­tions be­cause it is their duty.*

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