Justice Singh Acknowledges Development Partners’ Contribution to SPJI
October 17, 2023
Associate Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh expresses the Court’s gratitude to its development partners instrumental in the implementation of the projects under Strategic Plan for Judicial Innovations 2022-2027 (SPJI) during the Meeting with Development Partners and Stakeholders, which commemorates the first anniversary of the SPJI, held at the Rigodon Hall, Manila Hotel, on October 16, 2023. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)
“I have said it last year and I will say it again, our development partners have journeyed with us to the most forsaken corners of our country to fight environmental degradation, to counter terrorism, to put a stop to human trafficking, to set free persons deprived of liberty from our congested jails and corrections facilities, to protect our children, to uplift women and every other gender identity to the status of true equality, and last but, most importantly, to emphasize the role of ethical responsibility as a key to public trust and accountability. For all these, we are eternally grateful.”
Thus, highlighted Associate Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh in her Welcome Remarks during the Meeting with Development Partners and Stakeholders commemorating the first anniversary of the Strategic Plan for Judicial Innovations 2022-2027 (SPJI), held at the Rigodon Hall, Manila Hotel, on October 16, 2023.
The development partners present were from various foreign missions, international organizations, and development agencies; representatives from the Delegations of the European Union in the Philippines, the Australian Embassy, and the Kingdom of Norway to the Philippines; United Nations Philippines; Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Embassy; United Nations Office for Project Services; United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Philippines; The Asia Foundation; Innovations for Poverty Action; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; International Commission of Jurists; Governance (Human Security & Justice), European Union; GOJUST; ASEAN-ACT; International Development Law Organization; Save the Children Philippines; Judicial Reform Initiative; International Committee of the Red Cross; International Justice Mission; Spanish Cooperation in the Philippines; and United Nations Programme Development.
Also present to show their support towards the Philippine Judiciary’s reform projects were Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Philippines, Her Excellency Laure Beaufils; Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, Her Excellency Hae Kyong Yu; Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Philippines, His Excellency Christian Halaas Lyster; Court of Appeals Acting Presiding Justice Fernanda Lampas Peralta and Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang; Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Brigido Dulay; Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary for Operations Lord A. Villanueva; DOJ Assistant Secretary Randolph A. Pascasio; Department of Budget and Management Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo; Supreme Court officials; and representatives of various court associations from all over the country. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)