By Fred Amora
The Bohol Standard
The government now creates a 'new breed' of values-oriented, iron-willed judges and prosecutors!
Where temptations of all sorts crawl, the government is now developing a new breed of values-oriented, iron-willed judges and prosecutors.
Judges from Region 7 had a three-day gab, Aug. 27-29, 2008 on the concern regarding extra-judicial killings and disappearances held at the Metro Center Hotel this city.
The activity was also attended by lawyers from the Public Attorney's Office, Commission on Human Rights, Department of Justice Prosecutors, police, the military and representatives from the group Karapatan.
Simultaneously, newly-appointed assistant prosecutors and those who are only two years in the government prosecution service were also treated with a five-day orientation-seminar (Monday-Friday, Aug 25-29, 2008), by a team from the Department of Justice, as part of a countrywide program aimed to equip them in such challenging job in an equally tempting times.
About 32 participants from the four provinces of Central Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Oriental Negros and Siquijor) ushered by Regional State Prosecutor Francisco Gubalane attended the DOJ activity held at the Bohol Plaza Resort, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol.
RSP Gubalane said prosecution job is hard, particularly when a case finds no witnesses.
"We engage in a frontal fight and the risk is high," Gubalane said.
Prosecutors also score the attitude of the community not to get involved to stand as witness to a crime.
"People tend to forget that the community is part in the delivery of justice, aside from law enforcement, prosecution and the judiciary. Most people, as long as the commission of a crime does not affect them, do not want to get involved," they said.