Prosecution offices cited for resolving drug cases

THE NATIONAL Prosecution Service under the Department of Justice gave recognition to different field offices for successfully prosecuting drug cases in Davao Region.

Davao City Prosecution Office topped the list, followed by Panabo City and Davao Oriental.

Regional Prosecutor Janet Grace B. Dalisay-Fabrero said the basis of the awards was the number of life imprisonment drug cases resulted to successful prosecution in 2016.

The awarding was conducted during the Focus Group Discussion on the Identification of Best Practices in the Prosecution of Cases on Drugs and Drug-Related Cases held last May 24 in Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Fabrero said the commendation aimed to “encourage prosecutors to be diligent and dedicated as they face the tough and tedious trial of the prosecution of drug cases drug cases.”

Based on the data of the Regional State Prosecution Office (RPSO-XI) between 2014 and 2016, the number of cases resolved was at 603 with only 167 convicted. Of these cases, 402 were either dismissed or those accused acquitted, 33 were archived.

The report said there were 6,208 cases filed in court. During the first four months of this year, there were 154 cases resolved and 44 convicted.

Posted in Latest News