MANILA — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila starting noon Tuesday as typhoon Tisoy 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.
Peralta ordered executive judges outside Metro Manila to exercise discretion to suspend work, said the SCPIO.
Tisoy made landfall at around 11 p.m. Monday in Sorsogon, the southernmost province of Luzon island. The storm is forecast to pass to the south of the capital, which is hosting thousands of athletes for the regional Southeast Asian Games, said the state weather bureau.
The windsurfing competition was earlier halted as a precaution and triathlon events were held earlier than scheduled.
In Bicol region, the typhoon damaged the Legazpi Airport, sent tens of thousands to evacuation centers and left at least 3 injured.
Officials at Manila's airport, meanwhile, made the call to shut the facility from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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