Manila, Aug. 14 -- The Supreme Court (SC) has put off granting an injunction sought by online news outfit Rappler Inc., in connection with the ban on its reporters from covering Malacanang.

In a resolution dated July 30 and released Wednesday, Clerk of Court Edgar O. Aricheta said the court en banc instead ordered the respondent offices to comment within 10 days to the suit.

The petitioners had sought a temporary restraining order and/or a status quo ante and/or a writ of preliminary injunction against the respondents.

"The court resolved, without giving due course to the petition, to require the respondents to comment thereon within 10 days from notice hereof," the SC resolution said.

Aside from Rappler Inc., the petitioners in the cas...