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COURT NEWS FLASH

EJOW Rolls Out in Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental

November 14, 2014

The Supreme Court Enhanced Justice on Wheels (EJOW) mobile court recently rolled out in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental which resulted in the release of 57 inmates. The EJOW is among the Court’s judicial reform projects aimed at expediting the delivery of justice and decongesting its dockets as well as prisons.

The EJOW’s first stop was in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental on October 23, 2014 where a total of 121 cases were heard. Of these cases, 64 were dismissed; 33 cases decided, 11 subjected to plea bargaining; eight were reset; and five were referred for mediation. Thirty prisoners were released in CDO.

Of the 14 cases that had been previously set for mediation, eight were successfully mediated while the rest have been reset. A total of 160 detainees were given medical treatment.

Thirty detainees have availed of the free legal aid, while 180 participated in the dialogue, as well as information and dissemination campaign for barangay officials.

The following day, the EJOW bus rolled out in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon resulting in the release of 27 prisoners.

A total of 34 cases were heard – 19 were dismissed, 10 were reset, while five were decided. Of the seven cases referred to mediation, six were successfully mediated.

Around 108 detainees received free medical and dental treatment, while 28 have availed of the free legal aid.

The number of participants in the dialogue, as well as the information and dissemination campaign for barangay officials totaled to 185.

The number of court employees who joined the team building activities totaled to 430. Deputy Court Administrator Jenny Lind R. Aldecoa-Delorino spearheaded both EJOW activities. ###