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Ombudsmanâs central office in Quezon City closed until May 2
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Ombudsman’s central office in Quezon City closed until May 2

(Philstar.com) - April 17, 2021 - 2:57pm

MANILA, Philippines — The ombudsman's central office in Quezon City will remain closed until next month in line with the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and the need for further disinfection after several of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Office of the Ombudsman made this announcement on social media Saturday, adding that it would stay closed until May 2. 

"The office shall continue to adopt a work-from-home arrangement during this period," the advisory reads.

It adds that "the reglementary period for the filing of pleadings, motions, affidavits and other relevant documents before the Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City shall be DEEMED INTERRUPTED, and the period of the filing of such shall begin to run again on 03 May 2021." 

The submission period for Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth is also extended until May 30, 2021, the office said. 

Even prior to this announcement, the ombudsman's central office was already closed and was to remain so until April 18, due to increased infections among its employees, 17 of whom tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. 

— Bella Perez-Rubio 

COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OMBUDSMAN QUEZON CITY
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