SC denies setting oral arguments for Taguig-Makati territorial dispute

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday denied oral arguments have been set for the Taguig-Makati territorial dispute.

"The SC PIO (Public Information Office) will immediately post any notices in the SC Website and official Twitter account should there be any," said the high court's spokesman Brian Hosaka.

The SC already ruled with finality that the disputed Fort Bonifacio Military Reservation, where Bonifacio Global City is now located, and some barangays in Makati are under the jurisdiction of Taguig City.

But in a report, Makati Mayor Abby Binay claimed the city's legal team has received a notice from the SC for a hearing on its urgent motion to bring the case before the en banc.

She added that the local government is ready to defend its territorial jurisdiction.

The high court already denied Makati City’s motion to refer the case to all 15 justices – insisting that "no further pleadings, motions, letters or other communications shall be entertained in this case, as it ordered the immediate issuance of an entry of judgment."

Binay, however, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government has not yet instructed Makati to turn over the barangays covered by the ruling to Taguig.