PAO HIRES 225 NEW LAWYERS TO CATER TO MILLIONS OF INDIGENT CLIENTS

PAO HIRES 225 NEW LAWYERS TO CATER TO MILLIONS OF INDIGENT CLIENTS

July 7, 2022 @ 11:29 AM 1 month ago


PUBLIC Attorney’s Office chief Persida Rueda-Acosta said that PAO has hired 225 lawyers, most of them were part of those who had passed the bar recently, and also approved the promotion of some 57 public lawyers to permanent status as most of them have been in the service for at least five years.

While 19 others are already up for promotion and 36 others reappointed, some new 13 applicants were added to its workforce of more than 1, 000 nationwide.

There were also some 36 lawyers who’ve been rehired or reappointed by the agency, she said.

The new appointees, who took their oaths before the PAO chief, form part of the 2, 500 public lawyers assigned all over the country.

She said they’re hopeful that the Department of Budget and Management would approve the creation of additional 14 plantilla for public lawyers and six items for non-lawyers.

If more positions can be created, the PAO chief said they can assign one public lawyer per Office of the Solicitor General position to cater to appeals and certioraris before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and as labor lawyers at the National Labor Relations Commission.

Navotas assures residents of employment at megaproject

Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco has expressed gratitude to the members of the Sangguniang Panlunsod for passing an ordinance that will require businesses that will sprout at the proposed Navotas Coastal Development to hire 70 percent of their workforce from the local residents.

He said the city council has anticipated the construction of the mega-project, which involves an integrated expressway leading the under-construction international airport in Bulacan, Bulacan, of the San Miguel Corporation.

“I and Congressman Toby Tiangco are so gratified by the quick response of the city council when it approved the measure that would make mandatory for all businesses that will sprout in the area to employ residents to make up 70 percent of their workforce,” the mayor said.

The partnership will also pave the way for the construction of NCD at a parallel 73.3 hectare property in Barangay Tanza.

The local government will have a total of 7,167 housing units once the project is completed, they said.

“We are happy and excited that these plans will soon come into reality with your help,” according to the Tiangco brothers.