WELCOME. Office of the Regional State Prosecutor Region 1. CONSOLIDATED INVENTORY OF PENDING CASES. For the period covering calendar year 2006. Under Normal Preliminary Investigation. Violence Against Women (RA 9262) : 38 cases
For the period covering calendar year 2006
1. Department Proper
2. Office of the Government Corporate Counsel
3. National Bureau of Investigation
4. Public Attorney’s Office
5. Board of Pardons and Parole
6. Parole and Probations Administration
7. Bureau of Corrections
8. Land registration Authority
9. Bureau of Immigration
10. Commission on the Settlement of Land
1. Office of the Secretary and Undersecretaries
2.Technical and Administrative Service
3. Financial Management Service
4. Legal Staff
5. Office of the Chief State Prosecutor
(National Prosecution Service)
5.1. Office of the Regional State Prosecutor
5.1.1. City and Provincial Prosecution Offices
Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Program (R.A. 6981)
Victims Compensation Program
(Board of Claims / RA 7309)
Child Protection Program
DOJ Action Center
Witnesses for fear of reprisal and economic dislocation usually refuse to appear and testify in the investigation/prosecution of criminal complaints/cases. Because of such refusal, criminal complaint/cases have been dismissed for insufficiency and/or lack of evidence. For a more effective administration of criminal justice, there was a necessity to pass a law protecting witnesses and granting them certain rights and benefits to ensure their appearance in investigative bodies/courts.
1. Any person who has witnessed or has knowledge of or information on the commission of a crime and has testified or is testifying or about to testify before any judicial or quasi-judicial body, or before any investigating authority, may be admitted into the Program, with provisions provided by law.
2. In case of legislative investigations in aid of legislation, a Witness, with his express consent, upon the recommendation of the proper authority.
3. Any person who has participated in the commission of a crime and desire to be witness for the State (with conditions)
4. An accused discharged from an information or criminal complaint by the court in order that he may be a State Witness pursuant to the provisions of Sections 9 and 10 of Rule 119 of the 1985 Rules on Criminal Procedures as amended, and who is qualified under the Act.
1. Housing facility
2. Livelihood / Relocation Program
3. Financial assistance
4. Traveling expenses and subsistence allowance
5. Free medical treatment, hospitalization and medicines
One of the more vexing problems in the area of justice and human rights is the implementation of the constitutional provision against the deprivation of life, liberty and property without due process of law. Persons have been accused and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit, only to be subsequently acquitted. Government and society have become notably indifferent to victims of crimes and criminals. A judicial way of filing a claim for compensation may be too long. Congress opted for an administrative procedure of filing the claims by creating the Board of Claims.
1. A person who was unjustly accused, convicted, and imprisoned and subsequently released by virtue of a judgment of acquittal;
2. A person who was unjustly detained and released without being charged;
3. A person who is a Victim of arbitrary detention by the authorities as defined in the Revised Penal Code under a final judgment of the courts; or
4. A person who is a victim of a violent crime which includes rape and offenses committed with malice which resulted in death or serious physical and/or psychological injuries, permanent incapacity or disability, insanity, abortion, serious trauma, or committed with torture, cruelty or barbarity.
2. Establishment of the Child Protection Database on sexual abuse and commercial exploitation of children.
3. Conducted trainings/seminar workshop of police, prosecutors, immigration officials and NBI on handling cases of sexual abuse and commercial exploitation of children.
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