Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR)

Mandate:
To promote, develop and expand the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the private and public sectors; and, to assist government to monitor, study and evaluate the use by the public and the private sector of ADR, and recommend to Congress needful statutory changes to develop, strengthen and improve ADR practices in accordance with world standards.

Enabling Law:
Republic Act No. 9285 - AN ACT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE THE USE OF AN ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYSTEM IN THE PHILIPPINES AND TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; otherwise known as the “Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 2004”

Implementing Rules and Regulations:
Department Circular No. 98, series of 2009

Location:
DOJ Main Building, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila, Philippines

Description:
The Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) is an attached agency of the Department of Justice.

General Information:

Vitaliano N. Aguirre
Secretary of Justice


Bernadette C. Ongoco, OIC, Executive Director

Chulo B. Palencia Jr., OIC, Deputy Executive Director

Marlyn L. Angeles, OIC, Director – Accreditation and Certification Division

Nancy G. Lozano, OIC, Director – Planning Division

Analiza C. Ite-Manito, OIC, Director – Compliance and Monitoring Division

Leilani R. Fajardo-Aspiras, OIC, Director – Administrative and Finance Division

Maricel C. Pintucan, OIC, Deputy Director – Public Information and Promotion Division

Ulyses A Aguila, OIC - Director, Training Division

Rodan G. Parrocha, OIC - Deputy Director, Training Division

Charle L. Guhit, OIC - Deputy Director, Training Division

Jerome I. Coronel, OIC-Deputy Director, Training Division

 

Declaration of Policy:

It is hereby declared the policy of the State to actively promote party autonomy in the resolution of disputes or the freedom of the parties to make their own arrangements to resolve their disputes. Towards this end, the State shall encourage and actively promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an important means to achieve speedy and impartial justice and declog court dockets. As such, the State shall provide means for the use of ADR as an efficient tool and an alternative procedure for the resolution of appropriate cases. Likewise, the State shall enlist active private sector participation in the settlement of disputes through ADR. This Act shall be without prejudice to the adoption by the Supreme Court of any ADR system, such as mediation, conciliation, arbitration, or any combination thereof as a means of achieving speedy and efficient means of resolving cases pending before all courts in the Philippines which shall be governed by such rules as the Supreme Court may approve from time to time.

Website: http://oadr.doj.gov.ph

Email address: oadr_doj@yahoo.com

Telephone number: (02) 5238481 local 302

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