SC declines to issue TRO on CF cards contract for 2013 polls

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The Supreme Court has denied the petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of the contract of the winning bidder in the supply of CF cards for the May 13, 2013 midterm elections, state-run Philippine News Agency reported on Friday, Feb. 1.

In a one-page en banc resolution, the SC denied the petition for certiorari, mandamus, and prohibition with issuance of TRO filed by LDLA Marketing represented by Norlito Domantay against the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic-TIM.

Instead, the SC en banc ordered the respondents to file their respective comment within a “non-extendible period” of five days from notice.

LDLA questioned Comelec Resolution No. 9600 dated Dec. 27, 2012 as violative of Republic Act 9184 or Government Procurement Reform Act.— PNA

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