MANILA -- LPG Marketers’ Association (LPGMA) party-list Representative Arnel Ty and others who were charged of violating the Oil Deregulation Law of 1998 will file a petition for review before the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“We will file a petition for review and we will do all possible legal actions to protect consumers,” Ty said in a television interview.
The DOJ on Friday recommended the filing of charges against Ty, Danilo Chua, Alison Sy, Rene Rosell, Ronnie Sevillana, Mar Dave Tang, Virginia Cid, Bonifacio Eleria, and Antonio del Rosario for setting a uniform selling price of LPG which supposedly leads to cartelization.
Ty further said he will not temporarily abandon his duties in Congress pending the resolution of the case since the legal battle is only between the two opposing groups – one who wants an increase in oil prices and the other (LPGMA) which aims to protect the rights of consumers.
The case was filed by Jesus Arranza, chairman of the Federation of Philippine Industries last October 2010. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)