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SC okays tele-hearings in courts, Davao City as pilot area

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Its all systems go for the so-called “tele-hearings.”

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez disclosed that the Supreme Court has released a resolution allowing videoconferencing for remote testimonies and appearances of detained high-risk detainees like suspected terrorists.

This was to allow them to stand trial in courts from their detention facilities without going to courtrooms, Marquez continued.

He also bared that tele-conferencing would be be pilot-tested in Davao City Jail, where arrested members of terrorist groups Maute, Abu Sayaff and New People’s Army are currently detained.

“The needed equipment are now currently in place,” he said.

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