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Chief Justice Sereno urges Bulakenyo court officials to lead the way to heroism
By: PPAO
Saturday, 09 November 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS – Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno advocates heroism during the re-launching of the Enhanced Justice on Wheels (EJOW) Friday morning, in front of Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Provincial Capitol Compound in this city.

She cited admirable things that court officials daily do but often left unrecognized.

“Maraming pang-araw-araw na gawain ng kabayanihan na nagagawa sa hudikatura.Subalit,malimit, ang mga nabibigyang-pansin ay ang mga istorya na dagdududa sa dignidad ng mg hukom, kung sila ay nababayaran o naiimpluyesyahan, kung sila ay kumikiling sa isang panig na walang katarungan. Ngunit sa araw-araw, nabubuhay ang mga huwes na dumadaan sa hirap bago dumating sa isang desisyon. Ang buhay ng isang tahimik na konsensya na katarungan lamang ang hangad,” she said.

She added that the role of those in the judiciary are very important to achieve progress and in the country’s history.

“I want for the judiciary to have a place in the heart of the people,” said Sereno.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy- Alvarado, representing the community in the Five Pillars of Justice, said that the Provincial Government is very happy to support this program.

“Sa umagang ito, napakapalad ng ating lalawigan sapagkat tayo ay dinalaw ng butihing ina ng katarungan, si Chief Justice Sereno. Inaasahan po natin na sa pamamagitan ng proyektong Justice on Wheels, ay mapapadali ng ating hukuman ang pagkakaloob ng katarungan sa mga sawing –palad na sa loob ng mahabang panahon na nawalay sa pamilya,” the governor said.

Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Ma. Theresa Arcega added that the program also aims to assist in the speedy disposition of cases and expediting the release of detention prisoners.

“It is the third time in Bulacan, and we are very fortunate to have the Chief Justice to grace the event,” said Arcega.

Other activities that are held simultaneously as part of the re-launching are “Court Hearing and Mobile Court-Annexed Mediation” at the Bulwagan ng Katarungan, “Information Dissemination” that was attended by barangay officials at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, “Jail Visitation” that conducted dental and medical services and legal aid for detainees, “Dialogue with the Supreme Court Justice and Officials” at Hapag Restaurant, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center and team building activities for court personnel at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.

Supreme Court Associate Justice and Chairman of Committee on Justice on Wheels Mariano Del Castillo reported that from December 2004 to present, 7,223 inmates have been released, 13, 473 cases have been resolved through mediation and 24, 434 have benefited in the information dissemination as part of the EJOW program. ###

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