An oral argument regarding Torre de Manila condominium re-scheduled today, July 21, Tuesday.
The Supreme Court proceed with the oral arguments today, Tuesday, for the eyesore by its critics, especially heritage conservationists, Torre de Manila.
The Torre de Manila, 49-storey high-rise condominium, is a residential building under-construction in Ermita, Manila.
After some critcs, conservationists, insists building will ruin the sightline of the Rizal Monument in nearby Luneta Park, Supreme Court stopped the project.
Supreme Court issued temporary restraining order, to stop the construction on Torre de Manila, June 17, 2015.
On July 2015, online petition was launched, seeking to demolish the 49-storey Torre de Manila condominium along Taft Avenue, headed by activist Carlos Celdran.
Torre de Manila said to have violated building and zoning regulations, as it exceeds the floor limit of the building.
According to Solicitor General, on July 20 and 23 Philippines needed to submit written responses to questions posed by the arbitral tribunal during hearings held early this month.
“It is indispensable that he and his team be allowed all the time before the said 20 July 2015 and 23 July 2015 deadline to make the necessary preparations for the required submissions to protect the national interest,” he added.
Three members of the amici curiae were invited by High Tribunal to attend the hearing.
The National Building Code designated by the Department of Public Works and Highways; architect Emmanuel Cuntapay of the DPWH; and a representative from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, invited by High Tribunal expected to join the hearing.
In the statement of Claro Cordero, head of research at Jones Lang LaSalle, “The developers along with the government as well as other stakeholders should work together to identify, preserve, enrich and ensure that the heritage/cultural development areas and other areas that serve the greater public interest are incorporated in the master plan of the communities they serve”.
Despite of some changes, preliminary conference set by the high court with the parties on June 25 will push through.IMAGE/www.scoopnest.com