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Chief Justice Gesmundo unveils new Hall of Justice building in Ecija capital

April 3, 2024 Steve A. Gosuico 97 views

PALAYAN CITY – Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo led the inauguration of the new Hall of Justice building housing the Family Court Branch 7 in this capital city of Nueva Ecija recently.

Accompanied by court administrator Raul B. Villanueva, Gesmundo was joined by City Mayor Viandrei Nicole “Vianne” Cuevas, her parents businessman Bong Cuevas and former City Mayor Adrianne Mae “Rianne” Cuevas, Presiding Judge Emilia DC. Miranda-Portilla, and members of the City Council in the blessing and unveiling of the new edifice in this city on March 19.

“This new edifice would translate to a renewed enthusiasm and vigor for work and much dedication to service for our court employees, virtually adding brilliance to the new building,” the Chief Justice said.

“The Halls of Justice stand as monuments to the intergovernmental cooperation among three institutions—the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the provincial government of Nueva Ecija, and the city government of Palayan City,” said Gesmundo.

Another highlight of the activity was the signing of the Deed of Usufruct in favor of the Supreme Court of the Philippines which was granted by the Palayan City government.

Gesmundo also announced that the SC plans to put up a regional court management office in the country’s regions to unload the administrative responsibilities of the trial court judges and to underline the importance of technology.

He said the idea is to lessen the court judges’ administrative functions so that they can focus more on their judicial work.

The RCM will help provide the SC with data analytics to help in policy formulation and in identifying problem areas, added the SC’s top official.

He said it can also identify performing and hardworking judges as well as those who are not performing well.

After the activity in this city, Gesmundo also went to the adjacent Bongabon town to lead the unveiling of the new Hall of Justice building that will house the single-sala Bongabon Municipal Trial Court.

The SC head was assisted by Mayor Ricardo I. Padilla and Presiding Judge Cheryl S. Gamalinda-Encinares, and Villanueva.

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