It was the judge himself who voided the temporary restraining order he issued against the school, officials of St. Theresa’s College said yesterday.
Lawyers of the private Catholic school said school officials did not “defy” the Temporary Restraining Order of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Wilfredo Navarro when STC continued to bar two graduating students from attending the high school commencement exercise on March 30.
The lawyers said the order was “void” and that the judge himself admitted that he had no jurisdiction over the case.
“A void order is no order at all. Being void, STC cannot even be accused of defiance of said TRO,” said new lawyers of the school, Bernadito Florido and Joan Largo who joined Romeo Balili, the school’s retained counsel. Read more
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