SC suspends work in judiciary on Sept. 21
The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday the suspension of work in the judiciary following President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of Proclamation No. 319, declaring September 21 as a National Day of Protest.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has ordered work suspension this Thursday because most courts nationwide are located in the buildings of local government units (LGUs), which are covered by the presidential order.
Carpio is the current Acting Chief Justice since SC chief Ma. Lourdes Sereno is on leave.
“Considering that up to 70 percent of courts nationwide are housed in structures owned by local government units and will thus be affected by the declaration of work suspension in the executive branch, the Acting Chief Justice Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has ordered the suspension of work in all courts nationwide tomorrow, 21 September, 2017,” the high court said. /kga
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