The Supreme Court ordered the closure of several courts in the Philippines starting Friday, January 28 until Tuesday, February 15, due to the continuing onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The high tribunal issued a circular ordering all courts in the following areas to be closed physically:

  • Region 4-B: Palawan
  • Region I0: Camiguin
  • Region 11: Davao Occidental
  • Caraga: Dinagat Islands
  • BARMM: Tawi-Tawi, Sulu


The said six areas were placed under Alert Level 3 until February 15.



Ronald Espartinez