Jul 21, 2021 @ 15:03

Guevarra reports significant gains in NPS disposition rate, conviction

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday announced the National Prosecution Service’s rate of disposition of cases, which he claimed has significantly increased since he took the helm at the Department of Justice.

According to Guevarra, the rate of disposition of cases by the NPS last year stood at an all time high of 91.19 percent up from 87.23 percent in 2016.

Also, he said that the backlog rate of the NPS has considerably decreased from 49.80 percent in 2016 to just 29.5 percent in 2020

“I am proud to announce that in the past five years, under the President’s leadership, the Department of Justice has achieved significant improvements across our performance indeces.”

“This was made possible by the hard work and unwavering dedication of our prosecutors in the discharge of their duty and by a host of programs and interventions designed and implemented by the DOJ leadership to assist our prosecutors in their task,” he said.

Also, Guevarra claimed that the current NPS conviction rate” has more than doubled, ” compare to 2016 where the rate stood at a measly 20.4 percent

” At the end of 2018, the year of my appointment as secretary of justice, our prosecutors had increased their conviction rate to 41.74 percent. In 2020, the DOJ’s conviction rate its highest at 49.46 percent, ” Guevarra said. #

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