#WalangPasok: Work in all Metro Manila courts suspended


Posted at Jul 18 2018 08:47 AM | Updated as of Jul 18 2018 08:49 AM

MANILA - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila on Wednesday as monsoon rains threatened to inundate the region. 

The Supreme Court's Public Information Office made the announcement on Twitter, saying the suspension of work covers the high court, the Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan and Court of Tax Appeals. 

Monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm Henry had swamped parts of Luzon on Tuesday. 

Henry has left the Philippine area, but a low pressure area or brewing storm will continue enhancing the habagat or southwest monsoon, bringing rains over central and southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, the state weather bureau said. 

PAGASA raised at 6 a.m. an orange rainfall warning, the second highest in a 3-step alert, over Metro Manila, Rizal, Bataan and Zambales. This means that floods are threatening and may enter houses.

A yellow warning, the lowest alert, was up in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Cavite, Nueva Ecija and northern Quezon, where rains may trigger floods in low-lying areas, added the weather office. 

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