Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said work in prosecutors’ offices in earthquake-hit areas of Mindanao will resume shortly after safety inspections are completed.
“I have advised the regional prosecutor covering the Davao provinces to abide by any directive of the building official to temporarily stop work until the hall of justice and other structures housing our prosecutors’ offices have been inspected and cleared,” Guevarra said in a message to reporters.
“We have been informed that the inspection is already being done today. We do not expect much delay,” he added.
On Sunday afternoon, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur, which killed four persons and damaged various structures.
Classes in all levels in Davao City have been suspended to give way to adequate inspection to be done by qualified engineers.
The Mahayahay Bridge on Diversion Road in Davao City has been closed to traffic due to cracks on the structure.
North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco has ordered the temporary suspension of work at the provincial capitol in Kidapawan City for an overall assessment of damaged government structures. (PNA)