Operations in Leyte courts not affected by quake

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 07 2017 03:46 PM

Courts in quake-stricken Leyte province remain operational despite Thursday's 6.5-magnitude tectonic earthquake southwest of Jaro at past 4 p.m.
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said he immediately asked for reports from the executive judges, who informed him that initial assessments showed very minimal damages incurred, such as fallen shelves and desktop computers. 

No damages were reported in courts in Tacloban City as well as in Kananga town, though power in the latter was cut off due to the automatic shutdown of the Malitbog Geothermal Power Station.

Ormoc courts are open and operational, even as the Hall of Justice is still being checked for structural integrity. 

Courts in Laoang, Northern Samar are also fully operational, with no damage incurred. 

Continuing assessments will be undertaken by court judges and personnel to ensure the safety of litigants and court staff alike.

The quake left 2 people dead and at least 72 injured.