December 6, 2022
The Supreme Court took cognizance of the Petition for Certiorari (With Application for the Issuance of Status Quo Ante Order, Temporary Restraining Order and/or a Writ of Preliminary Injunction) dated November 21, 2022 (“Petition”) filed by counsel for petitioner Noel E. Rosal against the Commission on Elections (“COMELEC”) and Joseph San Juan Armogila (“Armogila”).
In today’s En Banc deliberations, the Court acted on the said Petition, docketed as G.R. No. 264125 (Rosal v. COMELEC), in the following manner:
The Court required the respondents COMELEC and Armogila to file their respective comments on the following within 10 days from actual receipt of written notice:
a) The Petition for Certiorari;
b) The Application for the Issuance of a Status Quo Ante Order/Temporary Restraining Order and/or Writ of Preliminary Injunction
In the Petition, Rosal prayed for the Court to, among others, issue a status quo ante order, temporary restraining order and/or writ of preliminary injunction maintaining the status quo by allowing him to continue holding office as the Governor of the Province of Albay and to discharge his functions as such, and enjoining the COMELEC from executing or enforcing its Resolutions dated September 19, 2022 and November 18, 2022