Court issues TRO
on bank fund use
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Regional Trial Court has issued a temporary restraining order for 20 days against the barangay captain and barangay treasurer of Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, their agents or representatives, directing them from further drawing and encashing barangay checks.
In his order dated Jan. 21, 2009, RTC Judge Pepito Gellada, also directed Land Bank of the Philippines-Libertad to cease and desist from allowing encashment, withdrawal and other modes of transaction against the account of the Barangay Singcang-Airport, without any resolution duly approved by the majority of the members of the Barangay Council in a regular or special session held for that purpose.
Kagawads Rudy Yap, Abner Gonzales Jr., Simplicia Distrito, Vicente Sabornay, Rosinie Distrito and Jorge Abastillas had sought the issuance of a TRO against Barangay Captain Fernando Odango, Barangay Treasurer Roger Jaype and the Land Bank of the Philippines-Libertad last week.