Calapan City Mayor Panaligan has met with the representatives from the Supreme Court to discuss the proposed Hall of Justice at the City Hall Complex.
Panaligan met with the officials from Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator to tackle the finalization of the architectural and engineering design of the said Hall of Justice.
The team from the Supreme Court was accompanied by Judge Cyrus Goco, Judge Cefalene Goco and Atty. Abraham Abas and Atty. Pepito Mortel representing the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
“A draft of the plan was presented to Mayor Panaligan who recommended some revisions,” the Mayor’s office said.
According to the mayor’s office the proposed Hall of Justice will house 3 Regional Trial Court branches, 1 Family Court branch, 1 City Trial Court, the Offices of the City and Provincial Prosecutors, Public Attorneys Office, Probation Administration Office, and a Mediation Room.
It will also have holding rooms for children and minor parties, holding room for detention prisoners, Integrated Bar of the Philippines chapter office, a law library, lawyer’s lounge, conference rooms and other facilities.
The said Hall of Justice will be funded solely by the Supreme Court.
“The construction of the Hall of Justice will fulfill the vision of City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan to house the offices of the executive, legislative and judicial branches at the City Hall Complex that he planned and set in execution in 1999 during his earlier terms as City Mayor,” his office said.