SC: Work in courts nationwide only until 2 p.m. on Sept. 23

/ 09:13 PM September 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Work in all courts nationwide will only be until 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio announced on Sunday.

The shortening of working hours seeks to encourage court workers to “spend mealtime with their families” in celebration of the 27th National Family Week. 


According to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), all government agencies and state universities and colleges are encouraged to extend their support for the Sept. 23 celebration by doing the following: 

  • Simultaneously ringing bells at 12 p.m., an activity dubbed as “Ring a Family Bell,” as a symbol of nationwide awareness and commitment to commemorate the solidarity and unity of the Filipino family
  • Simultaneously ringing bells at 8 a.m. at state universities and colleges as a sign of support for the Filipino family

The 27th National Family Week Celebration, the CSC said, “aims to strengthen the Filipino family unity and relationship through meaningful celebration and promotion of Filipino values.


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