The Supreme Court has recently promulgated A.M. 12-8-8-SC otherwise known as the Judicial Affidavit Rule mandating the submission of judicial affidavits before the trial courts, in lieu of direct testimonies of witnesses. PDF version of said rule may be downloaded by clicking the link below.
The following is the list of the promoted/appointed Region I prosecutors:
Gerardo M. Tagura – Assistant Provincial Prosecutor, OPP-Abra (Promotion)
Lilian D. Oliva – Assistant Provincial Prosecutor, OPP-Benguet (Promotion)
Winston T. Suaking – Associate Provincial Prosecutor, OPP-Benguet
Robert L. Garcia – Assistant Provincial Prosecutor, OPP-Ilocos Norte (Promotion)
Charles Javier L. Calapini – Associate Provincial Prosecutor, OPP-Ilocos Norte
Gloria C. Agunos – City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City (Promotion)
Elmer M. Sagsago – Deputy City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City (Promotion)
Margarita M. D.G. Manalo – Assistant City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City (Promotion)
Ramsey Wynn S. Sudaypan – Assistant City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City (Promotion)
Ruth P. Bernabe – Assistant City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City (Promotion)
Ma. Lourdes Esperanza D. Soriano – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City
Nimia T. C. Peralta – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Baguio City
Cecile S. Tomboc – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Dagupan City
Heidi M. T. Taminaya – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Dagupan City
Menard Genaro S. Almazan – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Dagupan City
Claro E. Carpizo – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Dagupan City
Flourey Lei T. Canadido – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Dagupan City
Richard B. Balucio – Associate City Prosecutor, OCP-Laoag City
Irene A. C. Corpuz – Deputy City Prosecutor, OCP-San Fernando City (Promotion)
Baguio Country Club, Baguio City – Despite being pounded by heavy monsoon rains, 250 prosecutors from Regions I, II, and III completed the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) held at the Baguio Country Club Training Center, Baguio City from August 6-9, 2012. The MCLE was conducted by the UP Law Center in cooperation with the Department of Justice.
Yet, due to the unavailability of the lecturers from the UP Law Center on August 8 and 9 because of the floods in Metro Manila, local law professors including Deputy City Prosecutor Elmer Sagsago, were tapped to fill in their absence. The participants, nonetheless, enjoyed the Baguio City rainy season with sumptuous meals and ‘fog treats’ at the Baguio Country Club.
San Fernando City, La Union – After more than six (6) months of being the officer-in-charge of the National Bureau of Investigation, Regional Prosecutor Rojas had been chosen by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino to head the premier law enforcement agency of the country.
Prior to his appointment as NBI Director, RP Rojas was with the National Prosecution Service for twenty one (21) years, having been appointed as Prosecutor in March 1, 1991. He rose from the ranks to become the top prosecutor of Region I in September of 2002. During his stint as the Regional State Prosecutor (RSP), RP Rojas steered DOJ Region I as the top performer in the National Prosecution Service for ten (10) consecutive years. His legacy included the institutionalization of the quarterly Regional Staff Meeting (RSM) which constantly reviewed the performance of the Provincial and City Prosecution Offices in Region I.
Over a hundred prosecutors and support staff look up to RP Rojas with great respect and pride. With exceptional leadership skills, excellent wit and sense of humor, (not to mention good looks and a big heart) RP Rojas is not only a great loss in Region I, but of the entire National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice.
MT. DATA HOTEL, BAUKO, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Mt. Province, hosted this year’s second Regional Staff Meeting at Mt. Data Hotel, Bauko, Mt. Province on June 15, 2012.
Prosecutors and staff from all over Region I were greeted by cool climate of Mt. Province and the warm reception of Provincial Prosecutor Moises Ayochok, prosectors of Mt. Province and their support staff. The event was graced by the indefatigable Regional Prosecutor Nonnatus Ceasar Rojas who travelled all the way from the NBI head office. Despite heavy workload at the NBI as its officer-in-charge, RP Rojas continues to monitor the region’s quarterly performance and output.
Meanwhile, newly elected director for PLP, Pros. Ferdinand Parayno, announced that the PLP will be processing PTCFOR for prosecutors for a fee of P500. According to Parayno, duly filled-up application forms, (which can be downloaded through this site) a copy of applicant’s appointment, and the old ptcfor ID are the requirements for the PTCFOR.
To cap the RSM and to the delight of those present, RP Rojas announced that the regional office will be distributing HP laptops to prosecutors of Region I.
MANILA, Philippines – On April 12, 2012, Secretary Leila M. De Lima issued Department Circular No. 025, directing all assessment clerks and collection officers of the National Prosecution Service to cease and desist from assessing and collecting legal fees from the public. DC 025 effectively revoked Department Circular No. 42, which implemented RA 9279. RA 9279 authorized the collection of legal fees purposely to augment the salaries of prosecutors. But with the advent of RA 10071, the collection of legal fees had been abrogated.
CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur – The Office of the City Prosecutor of Candon hosted this year’s Regional Staff Meeting(RSM) on March 8, 2012. As usual, more than a hundred delegates attended the RSM, who saw also the opportunity to greet, congratulate, and have their pictures taken with RP Nonnatus Rojas, Despite his designation as Officer-In-Charge of the National Bureau of Investigation, Regional Prosecutor Nonnatus R. Rojas attended the event and was notably one of the earliest attendees. A day earlier, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of La Union also launched the first RP Rojas Shootfest, attended by shooters from Region I. The Shootfest was held at Wallace Shooting Range in the province of La Union.