EU Courtesy Call on Chief Justice Bersamin

January 29, 2019

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin (center) and His Excellency European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen (sixth from left) pose for posterity following the EU’s courtesy call on the Chief Justice on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Dignitaries Lounge, New SC Building, Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila. With them are (from left) Deputy Court Administrator Raul B. Villanueva, Judicial Reform Program Administrator Laura C.H. del Rosario, Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez, EU Trainee Selena Dell’angelo, EU Project Director Louis Dey, Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Team Leader Christian Eldon, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Program Manager Alberto Perez Prieto, UNOPS Communications Officer Criselle Capistrano-Cudiamat, GOJUST Key Experts Hector Soliman and Ingrid Gorre, and Finance and Program Officer Ma. Katrina Abella. Chief Justice Bersamin and the EU delegation discussed the GOJUST during the courtesy call. A joint initiative of the SC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Interior and Local Government, together with the EU, the GOJUST aims to help hasten the justice sector coordination and efficient delivery of criminal justice. It also hopes to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the country’s justice system. (Caption by Jay B. Rempillo, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)