(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Friday, 10 November 2023

Judiciary gets P58-B budget for more efficient, reliable system

As the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. continues to strive for the efficient and reliable administration of justice, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) allocated P57.79 billion to the Judiciary branch in the proposed 2024 national budget.

DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman underscored that the Judiciary was provided a significantly higher fund compared to its P54.91 billion from the Fiscal Year 2023 General Appropriations Act.

“The recommended level for the Judiciary represents 1.0020 percent of the total government expenditure program to fast-track the much-needed reforms in the administration of justice as envisioned by the Judiciary, Executive, and Legislative Advisory and Consultative Council (JELACC),” the budget secretary highlighted.  

Anchored on the theme, "Agenda for Prosperity: Securing a Future-Proof and Sustainable Economy," the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 national budget amounts to P5.768 trillion.

Out of the said amount, P27.65 billion was dedicated to the adjudication program undertaken by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Lower Courts (SCPLC), Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals (CA), and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

The Judiciary will also continue to implement the Justice System Infrastructure Program (JUSIP), which will be supported with the P4.19 billion allocation in capital outlays for the construction, repairs, and rehabilitation of halls of justice nationwide.

Furthermore, P1.442 billion has been provided for ICT requirements such as cybersecurity solutions, renewal of security applications of the SC, improvement of connectivity and data servers, and development of e-Filing and e-Service modules under the justice sector convergence program.

To pursue the conduct of succeeding bar examinations in a computerized format and sustain the momentum of the shift towards a technology-driven Judiciary, the allocation for the conduct of the bar examinations was increased to P720.956 million from its P510 million fund in FY 2023. Meanwhile, the Special Shari'ah bar examinations were dedicated to P100 million in the FY 2024 NEP. (DBM/PIA-Caraga)