The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the petition of youth leaders to stop the newly-approved tuition increase in 354 universities and colleges nationwide.
During Tuesday's en banc session, the SC decided to dismiss the petition for failure of the petitioners to exhaust administrative remedies, which means that before a party is allowed to seek judicial intervention, it must exhaust their remedies in the Executive Branch.
The thrust of the rule is that the courts must allow administrative agencies to carry out their functions and discharge their responsibilities within their specialized areas of competence.
still ‘patient’ over hikes
The three major oil companies in the Philippines increased fuel products at 6 a.m. yesterday but transport groups in Negros Occidental assured the riding public that they will not yet seek a fare hike.
Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell and Chevron Philippinesannounced the 70 centavo hike for every liter of gasoline and 40 centavos for diesel and kerosene, citing movements of fuel prices in the international oil market.
Last week, three oil companies also increased their rates by 30 centavos for every liter premium and regular gasoline, 40 centavos for every liter of diesel and 45 centavos for kerosene.
5 Negrenses vying for
Five farmers from Negros Occidental has been nominated in some categories for the annual Gawad Saka Search Regional level in Iloilo, administrative officer Rose Pondias of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said yesterday.
Pondias said Reyzard Dumilag of La Carlota City is vying for the award for Outstanding Young farmer for Western Visayas, Mabini Mission Jr. of Binalbagan town for Outstanding Fisherfolk, John Eric Bernabe of Silay City for Outstanding Farmer in High Value Crops (vegetable), Reynaldo Espanola as Outstanding corn farmer and Renato Catiempo of Bago city for Outstanding Organic Agriculture Farmer (rice).
The Sipalay City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council has also been nominated from outstanding FARMC in the region for 2013, Pondias said.