Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the Case Carrying Capacity of Lower Court Judges on October 30, 2013 at Hotel Gracelane, McArthur Highway, San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
OCA Circular No. 134-13

October 24, 2013


TO : The Concerned Judges

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the Case Carrying Capacity of Lower Court Judges on October 30, 2013 at Hotel Gracelane, McArthur Highway, San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

The Supreme Court, with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), thru the Asia Foundation, is conducting a study of the case carrying capacity of Lower Court judges. This study will enable the Supreme Court to assess the needs of courts and judges based on judicial workloads and case complexities by establishing a reasonable caseload for them. The establishment of the reasonable caseload will provide a rational basis for the determination of: (1) how many courts and judge positions are needed in order to ensure efficiency and timeliness of court operations and outputs; (2) where courts are needed; (3) how many cases judges should be expected to handle annually; and (4) establish timeliness for different types of cases.

In connection therewith, the following judges are hereby authorized to attend the said focus group discussion on OFFICIAL TIME/OFFICIAL BUSINESS, chargeable to local funds, if authorized and available, provided their court calendars are properly managed and the parties notified in advance of any cancelled hearing:

1. Hon. Efren B. Tienzo (APJ) RTC, Branch 80, Malolos City
2. Hon. Lucina A. Dayaon RTC, Branch 54, Macabebe,
3. Hon. Mirasol Ong Dychingco RTC, Branch 20, Malolos City
4. Hon. Josefina D. Farrales RTC, Branch 69, Iba, Zambales
5. Hon. Basilio R. Gabo, Jr. RTC, Branch 11, Malolos City
6. Hon. Felizardo S. Montero, Jr. RTC, Branch 29, Cabanatuan City
7. Hon. Raymond C. Viray RTC, Branch 75, Olongapo City
8. Hon. Isidra A. Maniego (APJ) MTCC, Branch 2, San Fernando City,
MCTC, Masantol-Macabebe,
9. Hon. Romeo A. Quilantang (APJ) MTCC, Branch 1, Meycauayan City
10. Hon. John Voltaire C. Venturina MTCC, Gapan City
11. Hon. Leo Cecilio D. Bautista (APJ) MTCC, Branch 2, Cabanatuan City
12. Hon. Emmanuel Telesforo F. Afable MTC, San Antonio, Zambales
13. Hon. Amelita C. Corpuz (APJ) MTC, Branch 1, Guagua, Pampanga
14. Hon. Esther R. Chua MTC, Bulacan, Bulacan
15. Hon. Amelita C. Corpuz MTC, Lubao, Pampanga
16. Hon. Eda D. Era MTC, Branch 2, Guagua, Pampanga
17. Hon. Vicente S. Fernandez, Jr. MTC, San Felipe, Zambales
18. Hon. Vinci G. Gozum MTC, Floridablanca, Pampanga
19. Hon. Fernando Y. Guerrero, Jr. MTC, Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija
20. Hon. Adeliza H. Magno-Gingoyon MTCC, Bacoor City, Cavite
21. Hon. Elizabeth S. Nicolas MTC, Dona R. Trinidad, Bulacan
22. Hon. Leticia L. Nicolas MTC, Limay, Bataan
23. Hon. Teodulo B. Ronquillo MTC, San Miguel, Bulacan
24. Hon. Marinel Orencia Santos MTC, Guimba, Nueva Ecija
25. Hon. Rolando S. Tungol MTC, Abucay, Bataan
26. Hon. Erick A. Sadural (APJ) MCTC, Quezon-Licab, Nueva Ecija
27. Hon. Carmelito O. Ballesteros MCTC, Cabiao-San Isidro, Nueva
28. Hon. Rene E. Reyes MCTC, Sto. Tomas-Minalin,
29. Hon. Stella Marie G. Asuncion MCTC, Sta. Ignacia-Mayantoc-San
Clemente-San Jose, Tarlac
30. Hon. Antonio M. Pangan MCTC, Capas-Bamban-Concepcion,
31. Hon. Janet T. Yap-Evangelista MCTC, Victoria-La Paz, Tarlac
32. Hon. Jacqueline Reyes Suing MCTC, Botolan-Cabangan, Zambales
33. Hon. Ildefonso F. Recitis MCTC, San Marcelino-Castillejos,

The Asia Foundation will provide meals and accommodation during the event and properly documented transportation expenses will be reimbursed.

For strict compliance. TaDSCA

Issued this 24th day of October 2013.

Court Administrator