Former ABAKADA party-list Representative Jonathan Dela Cruz on Thursday (April 20) prodded the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the anomalous billion-peso firetruck deal involving Austrian firm Rosenbauer, which has already resulted to the sacking of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno.
His counsel, lawyer Leo Romero, filed a second movement searching for for the quick utility for a brief restraining order (TRO) or a writ for preliminary injunction in opposition to the deal which was made throughout the administration of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Dela Cruz first filed a petition on June 28, 2016.
Romero defined that the deal entails two contracts with 76 firetrucks in every contract. They quantity to virtually P3.07 billion.
“I hope the Supreme Court will resolve the motion with immediate dispatch considering the magnitude of the issues involved,” he mentioned.
In the movement, Romero cited that despite the pendency of the petition earlier than the SC, Sueno nonetheless proceeded to Austria final January to meet with officers of Rosenbauer with the intention to proceed with the availability contract.
“Due to the hereinabove incidents, President Rodrigo Duterte perceived and smelled a ‘first whiff’ of graft and corruption in the act of former DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno in connection with the Austria trip and, right then and there during the Cabinet meeting of 03 April 2017, unceremoniously dismissed the latter,” Romero advised the SC.