Promise 38: Improve conviction rates of prosecutors

Posted at 07/25/2010 12:38 AM | Updated as of 07/25/2014 1:06 AM

The Promise

Increase the conviction rate of the prosecutors from 20% to 40% by the end of the presidential term, through the support and professionalization of the national prosecution service, improvement of the evidence gathering techniques in collaboration with the PNP, and the extensive use of mediation during the preliminary investigation stage, to ferret out cases which may just settle in court during trial.
In progress

April 30, 2014 - The government launched an e-subpoena (electronic subpoena) system to avoid delays in the judicial process. The new system aims to improve trial procedures and secure higher conviction rates in criminal cases by expediting the transmittal of subpoenas from the court to police officers. (Continue reading)

February 2013: The Philippine National Police (PNP) adopted a comprehensive manual on how to handle investigations in cases of human trafficking, in an effort to improve conviction rates of traffickers. (Continue Reading

April 14, 2011: President Benigno Aquino III said on Thursday that crime conviction rate increased by 100% from the time he assumed the presidency. Aquino, in a speech at the 23rd National Convention of the Prosecutors' League of the Philippines (PLP) in General Santos City, said that through the efforts of the national prosecutors, the conviction rate has jumped from 14% in July 2010 to 25% in April 2011. (Continue Reading

April 14, 2011: Aquino said that through the efforts of national prosecutors, the conviction rate has jumped from 14 percent in July 2010 to 25 percent at present. (Continue Reading)