Guimaras Vice-Governor Vicente de Asis, who is a lawyer, said the provincial government may take legal action against the Iloilo City Government and Edgar “Injap” Sia’s DoubleDragon Properties Corp. once the proposed P11 terminal fee pushes through.
De Asis said the provincial government of Guimaras was not consulted regarding the P11 terminal fee which will take effect as soon as the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) project in Iloilo City becomes operational.
“The people of Guimaras were unfairly treated when they were left in the lurch during the framing of the joint agreement between the city government and DoubleDragon,” the vice governor said in a report by the state-run Philippine News Agency.
He emphasized that the people of Guimaras are the ones who will suffer from the pricey terminal fee.
He said they would file a petition for injunction against the project.
Recently, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines/Guimaras Chapter initiated a signature campaign against the P11 terminal fee.