11 August 2011

The Department of Justice (DOJ) under its "One Prosecutor, One Laptop" policy will procure 1,000 laptops within the year to equip field prosecutors with the necessary tools to improve productivity and boost performance.

Secretary Leila M. De Lima said that "it is part of the DOJs Development Agenda to continue to build capacity and strengthen the institution. We will work closely with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and our development partners to ensure that the necessary investments will be made in the justice system".

The DOJ recently issued an email policy governing the use of official emails in the Department. It conducted a nationwide network assessment of its offices to begin connectivity to the internet under the governance clusters digitization program for transparency and quick delivery of public service. An advisory opinion was also recently issued on safeguarding the public from internet crimes.

In the medium term, the establishment of a National Justice Information System (NJIS) is planned with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to link the different databases in the justice sector agencies. "This will provide information flow and greater coordination that will have a direct impact on our stakeholders", added Assistant Secretary Geronimo L. Sy, DOJ ICT Committee chairperson.


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