Makati's Electronic Court

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Makati's Electronic Court


MAKATI City may yet beat Manila City as the model city of the Philippines. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay was fast enough to implement the Pilot Electronic Courts Project of the Supreme Court (SC) judicial reform program by providing counterpart fund to that raised by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel. Makati RTC Branch 140 will serve as the pilot court to computerize court proceedings. It is time because the SC-promulgated Rules on Electronic Evidence drafted by its E-Commerce Committee has been in effect almost two years now. The committee just finished drafting the E-Notarization Rules.

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This is just the start of the Pilot Electronic Courts Project. SC Associate Justice Reynato S. Puno, Over-all Chair of the Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee, has directed the ECommerce Committee to proceed drafting the Rules on EPleadings and EJurisdiction/Venue for promulgation by the Supreme Court as other components in the first set of the Courts Electronic Courts Project. With this development, the lawyers today should not be complacent with what they have learned and experienced. The SC Mandatory Continuing Legal Education curriculum may have to be updated.

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Now, some of Sen. Barbers colleagues in Congress are beginning to change their minds against execution by firing squad for the death convicts instead of by lethal injection, the way President Marcos did with Lim Seng during Martial Law. And yet Lim Seng was not a kidnapper-killer like those who abducted and killed a Chinese-Filipino lady finance manager of a beverage company. There could have been many other similar crimes but unreported either because the victims relatives were illiterate or did not care to report to the authorities. Firing squad may be a deterrent.

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The objectives of a non-government organization which calls itself Bangon are laudable. Being the keynote speaker during its launching, Vice President Teofisto Guingona is logically its leader. His advocacy of such proposal on what the government could do to promote national interest and achieve good governance certainly carries weight. …

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