Ushering in the year 2015, the Department of Justice welcomes the promotional and original appointment of one hundred eighty one (181) prosecutors by President Benigno S. Aquino III. On Friday, February 27, the omnibus appointment papers of the said prosecutors were received by the Department of Justice, to be transmitted to each of the appointees. Once again, the President appointed prosecutors in almost all offices of the National Prosecution Service (i.e., National Capital Region, Regions I to XIII and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao).
These original and promotional appointments would allow the prosecution offices concerned to work more competently and efficiently, as more prosecutors would share the heavy workload that are currently pending before the various DOJ Offices and Judicial Courts in the country.
"We are delighted by the release of this latest batch of prosecutors who are badly needed in our delivery of prosecutorial and related services all over the country. On behalf of the National Prosecution Service, we thank the President for finding time to strengthen the Prosecution Service despite the many pressing concerns besetting the country. The DOJ still eagerly awaits the release of the other appointments that are still with the Office of the President. Immediate release of the pending appointments makes the DOJ's goal of having a zero backlog policy of its cases more achievable, and ultimately improve the administration of the criminal justice system in our country.", Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima said.