The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order stopping the Commission on Elections from implementing its resolution approving the substitution of the original nominees of P3PWD Party-List.
The five new nominees were led by former Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon.
In a resolution, the SC also enjoined Comelec from issuing a certificate of proclamation to the substituting nominees of P3PWD and the House of Representatives from allowing Guanzon and other substituting nominees to assume office as members of the House.
The High Court also required Comelec, the House of Representatives and the party-list substitute nominees led by Guanzon to comment within a non-extendible period of 10 days from receipt of the resolution.
“A temporary restraining order is issued effective immediately and continuing until further orders from this Court,” read the resolution, which was issued by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo upon the written recommendation of the member-in-charge Associate Ricardo Rosario.
“Will file a comment in 10 days as ordered. I filed my Certificate of Proclamation in the House of Representatives last Monday,” Guanzon said in a message to CNN Philippines.
The issuance of the TRO stemmed from the petition filed by the Duterte Youth party-list seeking to prevent Guanzon from assuming the position as P3PWD party-list representative.