Chief Justice Gesmundo to PWJA: Expertly Utilize Technology

June 2, 2021

“It is not just a matter of adapting to technology. It is a matter of expertly utilizing for its effective and efficient administration of justice despite the pandemic,” underscores Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo in his message today during the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA)’s 26th Annual, and first virtual, Convention-Seminar.

Referring to female judges as “Themis of the Greek mythology ― the goddess of justice, law, and good counsel,” the Chief Justice says they are the “progenitors of this new age where communications…is carried through the airwaves and beamed by the worldwide web of internet in sophisticated state of the art digital system” in today’s technological jungle of virtual realities. He says: “This is the scientific resilience in the conduct of our judicial world and we are in command of it.”

Chief Justice Gesmundo also thanked Senior Associate Justice Estela

M. Perlas-Bernabe, the President of the PWJA, for her hard work in securing the vaccines for the Judiciary, and in upgrading the category as vaccine recipients of the judiciary workers. Upon the initiative of Justice Bernabe, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 has granted the Court’s request for inclusion in the priority population group A4 (category A4) of the Philippine Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines. This year’s PWJA theme is “A Call for PWJA: Resiliency Amidst Pandemic.” (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)