Balanga City Justice Zone Launch

March 18, 2022

Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo (second from left), Justice  Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra (third from left), and Interior Secretary  Eduardo M. Año (extreme left), the principals of the Justice Sector  Coordinating Council (JSCC), lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the  launch of the Balanga City Justice Zone at the “The Bunker,” the Bataan  Government Center and Business Hub, in Capitol Compound, Balanga  City, Bataan. With them are (from right) Balanga City Regional Trial Court  Executive Judge Marion Jacqueline P. Poblete, Bataan Governor Albert S.  Garcia, and Balanga City Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia, 

The Balanga City Justice Zone is the first Justice Zone to be  unveiled during the term of Chief Justice Gesmundo and the eighth in the  country. It is also the second to be launched during a pandemic, following  that in Calamba City. The six other Justice Zones are those in Quezon  City, Cebu City, Davao City, Angeles City, Bacolod City, and Naga City.  The JSCC serves as a joint forum for dialogue on issues of common  interest and a mechanism for effective coordination and sharing of  information in support of the planning and the implementation of joint  initiatives among justice sector institutions. It is composed of the Supreme  Court, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Interior and  Local Government. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)