SM case to be heard Jan. 18
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Judge Estefanio Libutan of the Regional Trial Court Branch 50 has set the next hearing of the petition filed by SM Prime Holdings Inc. against Negros Occidental officials for the sale and lease of the 7.7-hectare provincial government property to Ayala Land Inc. to Jan. 18, 2013.
The case was filed against Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, and the Bids and Disposal Committee of the provincial government.
Mary Ann Lamis, legal counsel of the provincial officials, said thatduring the hearing Friday, former Judge Lorna Demonteverde, in her personal capacity, was supposed to present evidence for the Governor.