SC on Boracay Closure: No TRO

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Boracay Island

 

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has chosen not to issue a temporary restraining order on the closure of Boracay Island.

Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te said the petition to stop the closure has nevertheless been raffled to a member of the Court.

However, Court sources said the government will be asked to comment on the petition filed by a tourist and two Boracay workers who claim that the  closure of the country’s top tourist destination constitutes a violation of their right to travel and to due process. —Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

Erratum:

An earlier version of this report stated that the Supreme Court has denied the petition. The article has been updated to clarify that no TRO has been released but that according to the Supreme Court the petition has been raffled off.

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