Kuya Bong eyes additional CA divisions

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has refiled Senate Bill 1186 which seeks to create additional divisions in the Court of Appeals as he advocates for a more efficient judicial system.

The measure will also amend the Batas Pambansa Bilang 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act.

Go stressed that every Filipino facing legal charges has the right to a speedy trial and disposition of cases and stressed that the proposed bill will help prevent delays in the administration of justice.

He also reiterated that the right to a speedy trial and disposition is usually infringed due to unpredictable and oppressive delays.

“Let us strengthen the role and functions of our judiciary,” Go said. “These problems cause inevitable delays in deciding and resolving cases, diluting the public’s confidence and trust in the country’s justice system.”

“That is why this law aims to provide a more reliable, unbiased, and swift delivery of justice in the country,” he added.

Go then underscored the need to restructure the CA especially as a great number of cases clog the appellate court’s dockets.

In a previous interview, the senator remarked how a slow-paced and overburdened judicial system exhibited during the decade-old Maguindanao massacre case led him to push for the said measure.

With the proposed measure, the CA will add three more divisions with three members each. The bill also listed down the proposed permanent stations of the divisions.

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