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No work in Metro Manila courts during Pope Francis visit

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

There will be no work in Metro Manila courts on January 15, 16 and 19, the days during the visit of Pope Francis in the country, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno declared.

Under Administrative Order No. 02-2015, Sereno required executive judges to maintain a skeletal force in their areas including the Clerk of Court.

Sereno ordered Office of the Court Administrator to create a guideline particularly on overtime and holiday pay based on existing laws.

Also covered by the order are the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and the Sandiganbayan.

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