Only minor damages in court buildings in areas hit by ‘Rolly’

Published November 3, 2020, 6:12 PM

by Rey Panaligan 

The Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday, Nov. 3, court buildings in areas hit by typhoon “Rolly” over the weekend sustained minor damages.

An aerial view shows destroyed and flooded houses after super Typhoon Goni hit the town of Malinao, Albay province, south of Manila on November 1, 2020.
(Photo by Charism SAYAT / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Initial information released by the SC’s public information office (PIO) stated that electrical power conked out in the Halls of Justice (HoJs) in Naga City and in Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

SC Spokesperson Atty. Brian Keith F. Hosaka said the minor damages in the two HoJs “are already being repaired by the maintenance staff of the courts.”

In Gubat, Sorsogon and in Sorsogon City, “there were no reported damages to court infrastructures,” Hosaka said.

“There were also no reported damages in the courts in Occidental Mindoro and in Marinduque,” he said.

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta has a standing directive to all judges and court personnel on precautionary measures during calamities, particularly on their personal safety and the preservation of court records.