Supreme Court suspends work in all courts on Monday

May 10, 2019

THE Supreme Court yesterday declared suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Monday, election day.

This was in view of Proclamation No. 719, series of 2019 declaring May 13, 2019 as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country for the National and Local Elections.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin reminded all executive judges and clerks of court to be at their respective posts on Monday to act on all election matters within their jurisdiction.

Citing Circular No. 05-2019 issued by the Office of the Court Administrator last January 11, Bersamin also advised them to resolve all election related cases brought to them “with utmost caution and dispatch.”

In Circular No. 05-2019, the executive judge may designate the vice-executive judge or any of the judges in the station if he or she will report for duty on May 13.