National Task Force Against COVID-19 Pays Courtesy Call on Chief Justice Gesmundo

April 28, 2022

Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo is paid a courtesy call by National  Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 officials headed by Chief Implementer and  vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. earlier today at the SC En Banc  Conference Room.  

Also in attendance is Senior Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe,  who spearheaded the SC’s request for the inclusion of Judiciary personnel in  the A4 priority group of the country’s vaccination plan. 

During the visit, Chief Justice Gesmundo and Senior Associate Justice  Bernabe expressed their utmost gratitude for the NTF’s assistance in the  implementation of the Judiciary’s vaccination program and in addressing the  concerns of court personnel with regard to the ongoing pandemic.  

The Chief Justice said that the vaccination of employees “stabilized the  anxiety” of the court personnel in the performance of their work amid the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Other representatives from the NTF were sub-task force on current  operations head Assistant Secretary Wilben M. Mayor, Dir. Carissa D.L. Cruz,  and Dir. Jana Jill L. Gallardo.  They were joined by SC officials Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief  Administrative Officer Atty. Maria Carina M. Cunanan, SC Medical Services  Chief Dr. Prudencio P. Banzon, Jr., and SC Supervising Judicial Staff Officer Dr.  Frances-Li R. Papa-Bayaban. (Courtesy of the SC-Public Information Office)