UPDATE: PPHA class suit vs DOH, DBM, CSC

To all PPHA Members:
In connection with the Petition for Prohibition and Certiorari with prayer for TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction against respondents Secretaries Enrique Ona, Butch Abad, and CSC Chair Francisco Duque III which we filed at the Supreme Court on May 31, 2013, please be advised that said respondents requested forĀ  additional period of thirty (30) days to file their respective comment or up to July 26, 2013. Unfortunately, they were not able to submit their answers within the extended period. Instead, they prayed for another sixty (60) days from July 31, 2013 to submit the same or until September 26, 2013. Since the respondents are government officials, the High Court granted their motions.
We are hopeful the High Court will grant us the TRO during the pendency of the case. In the meantime, Ang Nars Partylist represented by Rep. Leah Paquiz have expressed their support to our plight. She has promised to enlist the support of the Senate Committee on Health. We will be meeting her on August 16, 2013 at Davao City.
Please include our petition in your prayers. Thank you.

President, PPHA