Davao City Justice Zone Launch

March 14, 2019

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin (center) leads launching this morning of the Davao City Justice Zone at the Benigno S. Aquino Hall of Justice in Ecoland, Matina, Davao City, Davao del Sur. Joining him are (from left) European Union to the Philippines Ambassador Franz Jessen, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Gueverra, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Aňo, and Davao City Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Emmanuel C. Carpio. While it is the third Justice Zone to be launched after Quezon City and Cebu City, the Davao City Justice Zone is actually the first to be unveiled during the chief magistracy of Chief Justice Bersamin. One of the projects of the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) which is supported by the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme under financial grant by the European Union (EU), the Justice Zone project adheres to its objective of a swift and fair administration of the criminal justice system. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)