Sunday, October 24, 2010

News: SC says Dinagat Islands not a Province Anymore

Surigao del Norte (October 22) -- It's final, the Supreme Court (SC) has finally recorded an Entry of Judgment to its decision dated February 10, 2010 nullifying a law that created the province of Dinagat Islands.

In an interview, Atty. Victor Bernal, one of the 3 petitioners said the entry of judgment was already made last May 18, 2010 and that they only received a copy on October 05, 2010 from the Deputy Clerk of Court & Chief, Judicial Records Office of the Supreme Court, Ma. Lourdes C. Perfecto.

"It means that the Supreme Court has affirmed the unconstitutionality of R.A. 9355 which created the province of Dinagat Islands," Bernal said.

The SC maintained that Dinagat Islands did not meet either the land area or the population requirement for the creation of the province. More...