‘Justice on Wheels’ rolls into Zambo on Thursday PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 16:27

The Supreme Court’s “Justice on Wheels” is scheduled to roll into Zamboanga City on tomorrow, June 2, in a bid to           de-clog dockets and resolve cases in this part of the country.

This was announced yesterday afternoon by Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Reynerio G. Estacio during a meeting with Mayor Celso Lobregat at City Hall conference room.

Judge Estacio said Supreme Court officials headed by Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez as guest speaker will arrive in Zamboanga City tomorrow to launch the “Justice on Wheels” and the Increasing Access to Justice by the Poor Program  at 8 a.m. at the Hall of Justice in Sta. Barbara.

The launching will be followed by court hearings and mobile court-annexed mediation at the same venue. It will be participated in by RTC Branches 12 to 17 and MTCC Branches 1 to 4, all in Zamboanga City; Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Jurisdiction RTC Branch 24, MCTC Ipil and MCTC Naga; and Imelda Zamboanga Sibugay Jurisdiction RTC Branch 13, MTC Alicia, MTC Buug, MCTC Olutanga and MCTC Malangas.

An information dissemination program will be held at Grand Astoria Hotel and jail visitation at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center at 10 a.m. It will be followed by meeting of SC Justices and officials at Alavar Restaurant and Closing Ceremonies at 12 noon at Grand Astoria with Deputy Court Administrator Raul Bautista Villanueva giving the closing remarks.

Court personnel will have their team building activities also at Grand Astoria Hotel at 1:30 p.m.
It can be recalled, the first Mobile Court or Justice on Wheels was rolled out on December 20, 2004 by then Chief Justice Hilario Davide. The mobile is custom-built to efficiently serve its functions. It is divided into two main sections: the front section serves as the courtroom, while the rear section serves as the mediation room. It is fully air-conditioned and equipped with amenities for the judge, the court personnel, the litigants and their lawyers. — Vic Larato