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TRO on R-VAT law stays

TRO on R-VAT law stays

The implementation of Republic Act No. 9337 or R-VAT law remains suspended after the Supreme Court (SC) received today the motions for reconsideration (MR) filed by three of the petitioners (as of 4:00 pm) -- the Association of Pilipinas Shell Dealers, Inc.., Cong. Escudero et.al, and Gov. Enrique Garcia.

On September 1, 2005, the SC issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of the R-VAT law. Under the rules, the petitioners were given 15 days from date of receipt of the decision, that is until today, to file their MR, or the SC decision shall become final. The MRs filed today effectively extended the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the R-VAT implementation until the SC en banc resolves the MRs.