Representatives of Unicity General Merchandise led by its attorney-in-fact Gretchen Sernicula decided not to pull out their products and other items from the store yesterday despite having requested it from Regional Trial Court Branch 50 Judge Estafanio Libutan during its Nov. 7 hearing.
The Bacolod City Legal Office implemented the closure of Unicity on August 22, due to its failure to obtain a business permit for three years.
Jose Manuel Lopez and other representatives of RTC Branch 50, City Legal Officer Sarah Villamor and CLO Composite Enforcement team head Cesar Beloria, Public Information Office personnel, police officers, media and other intervernors, came to the store yesterday for the execution of the court approved withdrawal of
products/items and documents from Unicity.
But since the owners changed their minds, the group ended up conducting a survey of the place to see the state of the building and the various products and stocks stored inside.
Villamor said it was clear in the court order that the petitioner should pull out the stocks to be initiated by 16 of its chosen personnel. However, only six came, she said.
Sernicula, who represented Julie Co Lim of Unicity, said they were directed to get the documents inside the store and there was no mention of any pull-out of products or items inside.*CGS