The Supreme Court has allowed the developer of high-rise condominium constructing Torre de Manila to proceed with its construction after dismissing the petition of the Knights of Rizal (KOR) for its demolition.
Voting 9-6, the SC on Tuesday (April 26) mentioned DMCI didn’t break any regulation by developing Torre de Manila simply within the background of the Rizal monument in Manila.
The tribunal additionally lifted the short-term restraining order it issued in opposition to DMCI in 2015 barring it from continuing with the constructing’s construction.
In its ruling, the SC mentioned it had no jurisdiction on the problems raised within the petition. KOR, it added, additionally has no legal standing to question Torre de Manila’s construction.
The SC thumbed down KOR’s argument that DMCI violated a number of legal guidelines concerning the safety of the Rizal monument by defacing its visible hall.
The condominium constructing has been known as the “Pambansang Photobomber” for getting within the view of the monument.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio penned the bulk choice. Those who sided with him have been Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr., Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Bienvenido Reyes, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Marvic Leonen and Noel Tijam.
Those who dissented have been Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Jose Mendoza, Francis Jardeleza, Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa and Samuel Martires.