The IBP has requested the Supreme Court to allow the “remote signing” of the Roll of Attorneys for new lawyers with travel restrictions to Manila.
The DICT has called on lawyers and key staff of the IBP to avail of digital signatures for the electronic signing of pleadings, ensure the integrity of legal documents, and protect lawyers during when practicing their profession online.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the tradition-bound Philippine judiciary into a new direction, bringing an unprecedented change by pushing the Supreme Court (SC) to introduce hearings through videoconferencing.
Aside from providing tablets, Smart LTE Pocket WiFis, SIMs and load, Smart also boosted its LTE network in the area to enable the BJMP and the Quezon City courts to conduct more hearings in order to cater to the needs of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).
The National Privacy Commission stressed that even in times of calamity or a state of a public health emergency, privacy rights “remain in effect and upholding them equate to protecting lives.”