Promise 3: Implementation of the Prosecution Service Act
We will fully implement the recently passed Prosecution Service Act in order to strengthen the national prosecution service, attract qualified lawyers, and institutionalize a more effective witness protection program while improving training and equipment.
May 8, 2012: The Philippine government vowed to take a closer look at the Justice Department's Witness Protection Program (WPP) following the murder of a key witness in a much-publicized carjack-slay case. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said steps were taken to ensure the security of other witnesses under the program. (Continue reading)
April 30, 2012: The Department of Justice (DOJ) has terminated the collection of legal fees in the wake of the 100% increase in the basic salary of state prosecutors as mandated by the Salary Standardization Law, and in order to give the poor "better access to justice." (Continue reading)