Peralta orders stationing of mobile courts in distant areas
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has ordered the immediate deployment of 10 mobile courts in distant areas to help decongest court dockets.
At the same time, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez announced that 33 of the 42 cases heard in Sultan Kudarat were dismissed, and while five detainees were released.
This as two mobile courts of the SC’s Enhanced Justice on Wheels program were sent to Sultan Kudarat last Thursday.
Marquez added that medical and dental missions including legal assistance were given inside jails as part of EJOW.
The first mobile court was deployed in Metro Manila in 2004.
The fully air-conditioned EJOW bus has two main sections — the front section which serves as the courtroom and the rear section which serves as the mediation room.
It is provided with a presiding judge, a clerk of court, a prosecutor, a public attorney, a court stenographer, a docket clerk, a process server, a driver, and a security guard.