LAST CALL. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta attends his remaining flag elevating ceremony on the Supreme Courtroom on Monday, March 22, 2021. His non-obligatory retirement will take impact on March 27, one yr earlier than his obligatory retirement. (Picture courtesy of SC-PIO)

MANILA – Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Monday cited the progress made by justice throughout his vigil on the final flag elevating ceremony he attended on the Supreme Courtroom (SC).

SC has chosen to forgo common honor guards and different occasions when the courtroom’s high official retires in gentle of ongoing well being precautions towards the coronavirus pandemic.

Peralta’s non-obligatory retirement will take impact on March 27, one yr earlier than his obligatory retirement.

He cited the achievement of his ten level program, which focuses on 4 key areas: effectivity, integrity, safety and repair.

“Underneath my management, the Supreme Courtroom has formulated and authorised 18 procedural guidelines and pointers designed to enhance the administration of justice and handle the issue of the cluttered courtroom docket. We now have restructured and streamlined the plantilla of the varied places of work, divisions and companies of the Courtroom as a way to assure the job safety of workers and to enhance our processes, ”he mentioned in his speech.

Peralta additionally cited the institution of the Public Authorized Support Part to obtain and act promptly on considerations, issues, options and different related issues, together with complaints towards officers and courtroom workers in error.

“We now have additionally formally organized the Judicial Integrity Council to additional forestall and curb corruption within the justice system,” he added.

Along with procedural and institutional reforms, final yr noticed the SC handle “the varied considerations and points associated to the duty of the judicial administration which have been made crucial by the Covid-19 pandemic”.

SC has issued administrative circulars adopting measures to guard the protection and well being of courtroom workers and courtroom customers, such because the day-to-day operations of courts with restricted staffing; limit entry to judges’ rooms to these with official enterprise; strengthen bodily distancing in courtroom premises; fixed sanitation of courtroom premises and well being monitoring of courtroom workers; the restructuring of assorted face-to-face coaching applications and actions of the Courtroom into hybrid or blended studying platforms; and the conduct of on-line trials and hearings in all courts. ” (PNA)

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