True to its advocacy and promise to promote justice, the 12TH Sangguniang Panlungsod passed Resolution 123-14 in its regular session earlier today.
The resolution calls for President Benigno Aquino III for the appointment of six (6) Associate City Prosecutors of the City of Tagbilaran. These positions have been vacant for some time leaving the Office of the City Prosecutor with only four (4) Prosecutors including City Prosecutor Romeo M. Chatto. With the apparent lack of prosecutors, the four prosecutors are left with no choice but to juggle with the mountains of cases piled in their office. Understandably, this leads to failure of the City Prosecution service to immediately act on cases filed by the public in the various City Courts and the Regional Trial Courts (RTC).
There are already applicants for the said six (6) positions and that all their pertinent papers have been duly submitted and endorsed by DOJ Sec. of Leila M. De Lima, for the review, approval and appointment of Pres. Aquino. The appointment of the six associate prosecutors will be fundamental in the de-clogging of the cases that has already piled up in the courts and will hasten the serving of justice.