A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) can only stop the increase of water services charges by the Boracay Island Water Company or BIWC.
For this reason the members of the Municipal Council of Malay plans to request for a TRO from the court to hinder the company’s implementation of the mentioned increase.
Based on the statement by a council member during a Privilege Speech on yesterday’s SB Session, this is the only option they can see in order to protect the interest of consumers.
The doubt on the process by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), which is also the regulatory body of BIWC, on its approval of the new tariff of the company was said to be the pushing edge of the council to seek for a TRO.
In line with this, before carrying out the plan, the SB opts to consult the matter to a lawyer for the legality of the proposal.
The BIWC has previously announced that by next month they will start to implement the new tariff approved by TIEZA.