Supreme Court increases operational capacity to up to 50% with easing of restrictions 


THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has expanded the operational capacity of its offices after mobility restrictions were eased in the National Capital Region with the shift to the alert level 3 quarantine system, but the personal filing of pleadings and other court submissions remain prohibited.

In a memorandum signed by Acting Chief Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe on Monday and released on Tuesday, the High Court said the operational capacity of all its offices are increased to 30% from Oct. 20 to 29, with working hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The High Court has been operating with a 25% skeletal workforce since Aug. 23 after the capital was placed on the second strictest quarantine level.

— Bianca Angelica D. Añago