Probably not despite Manila Mayor Atienza's resolve not to appeal the Supreme Court decision ordering the immediate enforcement of City Council Ordinance 8027 which reclassifies the area occupied by the depot from industrial to commercial. This being an election year, Mayor Atienza and the city council would never dare to contest the SC decision and so they're all trashing the oil companies in radio interviews.
One hint that Mayor Atienza is not really batting for immediate closure is the fact that in the many interviews he granted, he never addressed the issue of City Ordinance 8119 or the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Manila, which, the oil companies are claiming, superseded City Council Ordinance 8027 and provides them a seven-year period to relocate their terminals (or until 2013, according to Petron public affairs manager Virginia Ruivivar).
After the elections, the new City Council members with three years of newly secured public office can also lean over backward to accomodate the oil companies and issue a new ordinance that would favor a slow-motion closure of the depot. For the Manila residents who want to see the depot shut down, the real battle would be in packing the city council this May 14 with anti-depot councilors.