SC suspends work in view of rains, floods

Published July 17, 2018, 9:55 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Rey Panaligan and MB Online

Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio ordered this morning the suspension of work at the Supreme Court starting at noon today “in view of the continuous rains and flooding in areas leading to the SC.”


Carpio said presiding justices (Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan and Court of Tax Appeals) and the executive judges (regional trial courts, metropolitan trial courts and municipal courts) in Metro Manila and other affected areas are given the discretion to suspend work today but must consider specific circumstances like the holding of important hearings.

Senate suspends work but Charter change meet pushes through

The Senate suspended work Tuesday morning due to the inclement weather brought about by the southwest monsoon or “habagat”.

Senator Gringo Honasan, the Senate’s officer-in-charge made the announcement saying that the roads leading to their office were all flooded and rendered impassable.

Despite the announcement, the hearing on a draft federal constitution under the Senate committee on constitutional amendments will still push through, according to Senator Francis Pangilinan.

Tropical Depression Henry which intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to PAGASA, has been enhancing the habagat causing the heavy rains that the country is experiencing right now.