PRESS BRIEFER

September 16, 2020

The Supreme Court En Banc ruled yesterday, 15 September 2020, in favor of More Electric and Power Corporation in the following petitions: 1.) More Electric and Power Corporation vs. Panay Electric Company, Inc. (GR No. 248061) and 2.) Republic of the Philippines, More Electric and Power Corporation vs. Panay Electric Company, Inc. (GR No. 249406). In granting the petitions, the Supreme Court reversed the Judgment of the Regional Trial Court of Mandaluyong City Branch 209  in Civil Case No. R-MND-19-00571, and declared Section 10 and 17 of RA No. 11212 constitutional. The vote was 8-6. The 6 justices who dissented were: J. Leonen, J. Lazaro-Javier, J. Inting, J. Zalameda, J. Lopez, and J. Gaerlan. *J. Baltazar-Padilla did not take part. We will post the actual decision once available. Thank you.