'Enhanced Justice on Wheels' goes to Surigao Sur

  • May 18, 2017
  • Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 18 (PIA) – The courts will be brought closer to the people of Surigao del Sur after Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez launched today, May 18 the Enhanced Justice on Wheels (EJOW) in the province. 

The launching ceremony was held at the Tandag City Park here.

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, who arrived on Wednesday afternoon, was the guest of honor during the event.

In a radio interview, Daryl Oso, Clerk of Court RTC Branch 40 said that the EJOW has lined up several activities, which included court hearings and Mobile Court Annexed Mediation.

The Justice on Wheels Bus has already arrived in the city on May 13, earlier before the launching activity, Oso added.

Based on the itinerary released by the organizers, the Mobile Court-Annexed Mediation (MCAM) was already conducted in Cantilan town on Monday, May 15, Hinatuan town on May 16, and Bislig City on May 17. The MCAM arrived today in Tandag City, in time with the launching activity.

Other activities conducted include Court Hearings on wheels, which was conducted right after the launching program; court-annexed mediation; free legal aid; information and dissemination campaign for barangay officials held at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel; and medical and dental mission set last week of May 2017.

The EJOW is the centerpiece of the Supreme Court aimed for the speed up solution of most pending cases in all trial courts in the country. It addresses the issues and concerns of inmates who are poor but deserve to have their cases be acted upon as quickly as possible. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)


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