22 govt execs to testify in LLDA rehab arbitration
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The Philippine government is gearing up for the arbitation of the P6-billion lawsuit that a Belgian company filed against the country before an international tribunal over the scrapped Laguna Lake Rehabilitation Project, with 22 Filipinos officials as potential witnesses. Presidential adviser for environmental protection, Nereus Acosta, bared the preparations of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) in his motion to travel abroad before the Sandiganbayan, where he asked court permission to go Washington, D.C. in line with the arbitration. The concurrent general manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) told the anti graft court's Fourth Division that the OSG sought his presence for the arbitration before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C.
Cordon, J. C. G. (2014, February 18). 22 govt execs to testify in LLDA rehab arbitration. The Manila Times, p. A6.
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Lake restoration; Environmental protection; Environmental restoration; Governments; Law of the sea; International law; Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); Baagerwerken Decloedt en Zoon N.V.; Bukidnon Integrated Network of Home Industries Inc.; Bukidnon Vegetable Producers Cooperative; Acosta, Nereus; de Lima, Leila
- The Manila Times