#WalangPasok: Judiciary work suspended on Sept. 21


Posted at Sep 20 2017 04:11 PM

MANILA - The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced the suspension of work in the judiciary on September 21, which President Rodrigo Duterte declared as a "National Day of Protest."

Duterte suspended work in the executive branch and classes in all public schools on Thursday to give way to mass actions marking the 45th anniversary of former President Ferdinand Marcos' martial law declaration. 

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio suspended judiciary work on the National Day of Protest given that "70 percent of courts nationwide are housed in structures owned by local government units and will thus be affected by the declaration of work suspension in the executive branch." 

 Carpio was appointed acting chief justice since SC chief Maria Lourdes Sereno is on leave.