Parañaque Regional Trial Court (RTC) judges recently conducted a legal clinic for local law enforcers and force multipliers including village watchmen in efforts to equip them with sufficient knowledge in implementing the law, particularly proper charging of suspects before the courts.
Initiated by Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, the clinic aimed to address frequent complaints of violations of human rights and unlawful arrests against the law enforcers.
Olivarez had asked Parañaque RTC Executive Judge Jaime Guray to hold the seminar that covered various topics.
Guray acknowledged the necessity of holding such clinic “not only to equip the participant law enforcers with sufficient knowledge on how to deal with criminals but more important to make them more humane in dealing with law offenders.”
Shortly after the conclusion of the legal clinic, Olivarez expressed his gratitude to the judges and the participants and also hoped that the initiative would translate to a more efficient dispensation of justice in the city.
“One of the main objectives of my administration aside from uplifting the lives and livelihood of our people is to see to it that the law and justice system are properly implemented and observed,” he said in Filipino.
The executive judge said one of the main reasons why there was a very low rate of conviction in courts especially among drug suspects is the improper means by which cases are filed by policemen in court.