(Front row, from left) Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, together with Valenzuela Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) Executive Judge Teresita Asuncion M. Lacandula-Rodriguez and Valenzuela Mayor Rexlon “Rex” T. Gatchalian (front row, center and right), leads the ribbon-cutting of the new Bulwagang Pangkatarungan – Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) Building of Valenzuela City on February 18, 2019 in Malinta, Valenzuela City. Also in the photo are (second row, from left) Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez and Valenzuela government officials City Councilor Antonio R. Espiritu, 1st District Rep. Weslie T. Gatchalian, and City Councilor Ricardo Ricarr C. Enriquez.
The MeTC Hall of Justice (HOJ) will house five branches of MeTCs, the Fiscal’s Office, the Office of Parole and Probation, the Mediation Office, and the Public Attorney’s Office.
The inauguration of the new MeTC HOJ coincides with the 21st Anniversary of the Valenzuela City Charter Day.
(Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Catabay; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)