Jose Armando R. Melo, the former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) who presided over the first computerized elections in the country, has died at the age of 88.
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The Supreme Court, in an order dated Sept. 24 and signed by court administrator Jose Midas Marquez, has allowed all first and second-level courts to conduct videoconferencing hearings for both criminal and civil cases.
The Supreme Court has released the “2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents” through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in area under quarantine because of Covid-19.
With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic still not within the horizon, it is now highly probable that virtual classes – including the Mandatory Continuing
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.
Saying that hearings through videoconferencing will continue despite the lifting of the lockdown, the Supreme Court has authorized more courts nationwide to conduct the pilot-testing of its videoconferencing initiative.
The Office of the Court Administrator noted the initial success of videoconferencing hearings in authorized courts nationwide where more than 7,000 videoconferencing hearings were done in a month and more than 22,000 PDLs were released during the lockdown.
The Supreme Court (SC) issued on Monday, May 18, a circular authorizing more courts across the country to conduct hearings through videoconferencing to address pending cases which have accumulated due to the Covid-19 lockdown.