Torre de Manila lawyer says Rizal monument is not a "laser sword"

He still admires the National Hero, though.


( Torre de Manila developer DMCI continues to defend the "Pambansang Photobomb," with Atty. Victor Lazatin delivering oral arguments before the Supreme Court on August 4. The act of photobombing, says Lazatin, is not against the law and additionally, the tower behind the Rizal statue isn't really photobombing anything. People are just using "trick shots" to make it look like Torre de Manila is an eyesore. 


Lazatin also remarked that, "The statue does not possess a super constitutional power that acts as laser sword that any building that exceeds the line of sight will be torn down."


When asked why they decided to build behind the statue, he exlaimed, "For god’s sake it was a parking lot," and added that it's not protected by the law. DMCI is hoping to continue construction, explaining, "The TRO should be immediately lifted to prevent further irreparable damage to DMCI, its fabricators, its buyers, laborers, et cetera."


Also read: 10 Photo(bomb)s of Torre De Manila in Luneta

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