TVIRD wins injunction vs ordinance that would ban open pit mining PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 January 2012 17:26

TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. (TVIRD), has been granted a  preliminary  injunction against an Ordinance that would ban open pit mining in Zamboanga del Norte.

The Court Order effectively stops the implementation of the Ordinance and allows TVIRD to continue its operations without legal impediment while the main case (the legality of the Ordinance) is being litigated in the Court.  The Court said that “TVI is entitled to an injunction because it would suffer grave and irreparable damage and injury if the Ordinance would be implemented”.

“This is excellent news for all TVI Stakeholders” stated Cliff James,  President and CEO of TVI Pacific. “We strongly believe the powers to be assumed by the province under the Ordinance, and by the  Provincial Governor of Zamboanga del Norte, are unconstitutional.  While the Court order allows TVIRD to continue its operations in Canatuan unimpeded, we will continue to relentlessly pursue ultimate relief from what we view as an unconstitutional local  legislation” concluded Mr. James.