Supreme Court And Congress Postpones Office Work Due To Rain
SUPREME COURT – On August 13 (Monday), both the Supreme Court and the house of Congress declare suspension from work due to bad weather.
Based on the report, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said he will suspend work from senate at exactly 11:00 AM. Sotto was later informed by Sen. Lacson that half of the senators are currently affected by the flood.
Lacson then posted a tweet regarding the suspension of work. The office of Senator Win Gatchalian, however, said that the Senate committee on energy will still push through with its hearing at 9 a.m.
Recently, according to a report from ABS-CBN, starting 12 noon, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio suspended work at the following:
- High court;
- Court of Appeals;
- Court of Tax Appeals; and
- All Metro Manila courts
Executive judges in other affected areas are given permission to suspend office work. Furthermore, the Supreme Court tweeted the suspension.
ADVISORY (as of 9:07AM, Aug 13, 2018): ACJ Antonio T. Carpio suspends work starting at 12NN for SC, CA, SB, CTA, and all courts in the NCJR. EJs of trial courts in other severely affected areas may exercise discretion to suspend work. #WorkSuspension pic.twitter.com/ShW1A8YUIt
— Supreme Court PIO (@SCPh_PIO) August 13, 2018
As per the report, the House of Representatives has also postponed work, but will keep a skeletal force due to the reason that some committee hearings will proceed.
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