Ramos Ready to Slap Contempt Charge vs. Torre

Marichi Ramos, member of the board of the Bacolod City Water District vows that he will slap contempt charges in court against anyone who will prevent her from sitting in the meeting of the water firm today.

Ramos said she she has the right to sit as director because the court has denied the motion of former Vice Mayor Ramiro Garcia.

Garcia has been appointed by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella to replace Ramos in the BACIWA board.

But, BACIWA chairman Atty. Maida Torre stood pat on her position that she will not be allowed to sit in the meeting of the board of directors.

Torre said that unless they receive a court order of the decision in the quo warranto case is final and executory, they will not act on the request of Ramos that she be allowed to attend their committee meeting.

She added that as of the moment they have not received any court order.

“It should be a decision coming from the Court of Appeals, Torre further said.

Torre further pointed out that although the court denied the motion for execution pending appeal filed by Garcia, it does not give any direction as to what BACIWA will do as far as both Garcia and Ramos are concerned.

She further said that it is not within their authority to decide and they only follow the decision of the court which is final and executory.

Regional Trial Court-Branch 46 Judge Edgar Tupas denied the motion for execution pending appeal filed by Garcia in his order dated July 29, 2015. On May 6, 2015, which sought the execution of the order dated December 1, 2014 while the appeal filed by Ramos is still pending before the Court of Appeal (CA).

Earlier, the court ordered the removal of Ramos as director of BACIWA and declared Garcia as the rightful occupant of the post.

However, the decision was questioned by Ramos, who filed an appeal with the CA.

With the court’s decision, Ramos claimed that Garcia can no longer file any motion until her appeal is resolved.*



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