Calamba City recently launched its Justice Zone, making it the seventh Justice Zone established in the country and the first in the CALABARZON region following the joint resolution 01-2021 recently signed by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).
A Justice Zone serves as an area where the local justice sector agencies develop and implement common solutions to address common problems through an agreed structure and two-way communication with the JSCC.
Calamba City was recommended to be a Justice Zone by the Regional Development Council of the National Economic Development Authority after extensive consultations with the justice sector agencies in Region 4A.
According to Executive Judge Glenda Mendoza-Ramos of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Calamba City, the launch of the Calamba City Justice Zone will help enhance the justice system to better serve the local constituency.
“By institutionalizing the collaboration of these institutions, better cooperation is to be expected,” Ramos said. “Quarterly meetings will help us promptly address the issues concerning the implementation of justice such as the decongestion of court dockets and jails, and the implementation of law and rules.”
Part of Calamba City’s strategic framework is to improve its agency and court management system, utilize Information Communication Technology infrastructure in the judicial process and to decongest the city’s jails and detention facilities.
Meantime, the Calamba City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology established its own rehabilitation programs and actively implemented the Good Conduct Time Allowance law.
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