Palace backs reforms in judicial system

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Malacañang on Saturday said it welcomes any move that improves or reforms the country’s justice system.

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Recently, a European Union representative said the Philippines must strengthen its justice system to sustain its economic growth.

The Supreme Court (SC) recently launched a “Justice Zone” in Quezon City aimed at shortening by 50 percent the legal proceedings in the city.

“The President has always held out judicial reform as one of the pillars of his platform. And, of course, we welcome any development that would strengthen the justice system and, in fact, one of the major actions of the President has always been to support judicial reforms,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview.

She added that the executive branch and the SC may disagree on policies or issues but it doesn’t mean that the Palace no longer supports initiatives to strengthen the judicial system.

PNA

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