Manila Bulletin reports: “On the strength of a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) rendered by the Court of Appeals (CA), the four suspended Commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will be going back to work to act on the regulatory body’s heaps of unfinished business.”
The Commissioners given legal imprimatur to return to their functions for the next two months are ERC Commissioners Alfredo J. Non, Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia M. Asirit, and Geronimo D. Sta Ana. To fully spare them from a one-year suspension, the four Commissioners have also petitioned for injunctive relief – but that is a pending matter for resolution yet at the Court. Non and Yap-Taruc themselves are due for retirement in July, hence, the one-year suspension will no longer be fully covered by their tenure in office.