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Yap leads flag retreat in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN de Oro City–Assistant Secretary Sergio “Yoyoc” E. Yap II represented Secretary of Justice Vitaliano E. Aguirre II Justice in heading the flag retreat ceremony to conclude the 120th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ at the Regional Prosecution Office in Region 10.

The event was attended by the officials and staff of the National Prosecution Service (NPS) Region 10 and ARMM, as well as the officials of Department’s attached agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Public Attorneys Office (PAO), Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP), Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and Land Registration Authority (LRA).

After the flag retreat ceremony, Asec. Yap conducted the formal turnover of 25 computer sets for the use of NPS Region 10 and 10 computer sets for NPS ARMM. The said computer sets were received by OIC-RSP Merlynn Uy of NPS Region 10 and RSP Ramy Guiling of NPS ARMM.

He also announced that the Department of Justice is already ready to allocate funds amounting to P30 MILLION to P42 MILLION for the construction of a new DOJ building for the ARMM. The said building will be a complex to house the offices of the Regional Prosecutors, City Prosecutor, Provincial Prosecutor, NBI, PAO and BPP of ARMM.

He also promised to strive hard for the allocation of budget for a new DOJ Building for Region 10 to house the City Prosecutors of Cagayan de Oro and Provincial Prosecutors of Misamis Oriental.

On October 2, 2017, Assistant Secretary Sergio “Yoyoc” Yap II together with Undersecretary Erickson H. Balmes graced the opening of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for Mindanao Prosecutors.

Asec. Yap highly stressed that the Secretary of Justice Vitaliano E. Aguirre II continues to support the MCLE Program to enhance the knowledge and expertise of the prosecutors of our country. During the event, Usec. Balmes announced the efforts of the Secretary to establish the DOJ Academy, which will either be placed at Clark or Tagaytay.

Later that day, Asec. Yap visited the new Hall of Justice of Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental. He was able to have a meeting with MTC Executive Judge Cesar Merlas together with Judge Laina Lanticse-Saba and Judge Anabel Carmen Salcedo Casiño-Baluran. He was also able to have a meeting with RTC Executive Judge Dennis Alcantar and discussed the issues concerning the appointment of more prosecutors for the City and Province.

With the theme, “Grace and Justice: 120 Years of Service to the Filipino People,” the DOJ maintains to uphold its mandate to serve as the government’s prosecution arm and to administer the government’s criminal justice system by investigating crimes, prosecuting offenders, and overseeing the correctional system.

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