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Brace for court case backlog amid pandemic — Chief Justice / Rey E. Requejo.

By: Requejo, Rey E [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Makati City : Manila Standard. 2021Subject(s): COVID-19 | Alternative dispute resolutions | Philippine Judges Association | Gesmundo, AlexanderOnline resources: View the Article Scope and content: Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said he is expecting a backlog of cases in various regional trial courts due to lockdowns imposed by the government to control the spread of COVID-19. In his speech during the convention of the Philippine Judges Association, Gesmundo stressed that the physical closure of courts and the reduction in the number of court staff would certainly affect the resolution of cases in the lower courts. “The restrictions imposed upon us, however, require us to be more creative and more adept in managing our courts. This early, we should already predict and prepare for an inevitable backlog of cases due to the lockdowns and mandated court operations with reduced workforces,” Gesmundo said.
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Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said he is expecting a backlog of cases in various regional trial courts due to lockdowns imposed by the government to control the spread of COVID-19.

In his speech during the convention of the Philippine Judges Association, Gesmundo stressed that the physical closure of courts and the reduction in the number of court staff would certainly affect the resolution of cases in the lower courts.

“The restrictions imposed upon us, however, require us to be more creative and more adept in managing our courts. This early, we should already predict and prepare for an inevitable backlog of cases due to the lockdowns and mandated court operations with reduced workforces,” Gesmundo said.

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