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HRET offices in QC on 14-day lockdown

 

By Rey Panaligan

The offices of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) in Quezon City has been on lockdown for 14 days since June 23, Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, tribunal chairperson, said on Thursday, June 25.

House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (MANILA BULLETIN)

House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (MANILA BULLETIN)

Leonen said the lockdown was ordered “due to a possible case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

He also said: “The person may have been infected after we did a staff-wide rapid test a week ago. He was a liaison between government offices.”

“We have also informed the other government agency involved. We will inform all the litigants and lawyers.”

In the meantime, Leonen said, essential staff will do work from home.

The HRET is the sole judge of all contests involving the election and qualifications of the members of the House of Representatives.

Its counterpart in the Senate is the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET).


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/06/25/hret-offices-in-qc-on-14-day-lockdown/)

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