LAWYERS of unseated Bulacan Governor Joselito Mendoza have asked the Supreme Court Monday to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent Roberto Pagdanganan from assuming and performing functions as Bulacan governor.

Lawyer Sixto Brillantes, Mendoza's counsel, said they expect the Supreme Court to act on their petition until Tuesday.

Tension slightly soared Monday when provincial election officials posted a copy of a writ of execution on the Comelec’s March 4 order on the walls of the Bulacan provincial capitol where hundreds of Mendoza’s supporters held a vigil since Sunday night.

“Any reasonable person will wait until tomorrow to enforce the writ,” he said.

The writ of execution issued Thursday reaffirmed the poll body’s decision to unseat Mendoza in favor of the former Bulacan governor.

Brillantes said they have advised Mendoza not to allow anyone inside the capitol until the court acted on their petition.

Television report on Monday said Pagdanganan held office in on one of the rooms at the Capitol shortly after the Comelec enforced the writ of execution.

The report said about 100 policemen has been stationed at the Capitol compound to maintain the peace and order. (Sunnex)