Waiting for Justice

The good thing about an internet-ready cellphone, one gets to have a diversion while waiting for something.

Like now, I’m stuck here in court since 1:30 while waiting for the judge to arrive (added: it’s now 3:00 p.m., and we were just told that hearings are cancelled). We waited this morning, as we were told that the judge is coming, but the hearing was eventually cancelled. The judge has an appointment at the SC. Of course, it’s not the fault of the judge. There are so many reasons for delay, which is the reason why it’s difficult to give a definite timetable.

If it’s any consolation, we’re paid while waiting, although that’s certainly not a welcome news for the client. It’s more unfair to any accused who is under detention.

Justice grinds slowly, something which the SC tried, and is still trying, to address. I hope it works this time.


  1. I hope to see the day that court decisions are rendered online. This way we do not waste our time waiting so long. But I guess, this is wishful thinking, as most courts, particularly in the province, do not have even a computer much more court personnel familiar with the simple rudiments of word processing. My take.

  2. Fritz, maybe it’s not wishful thinking. Gradual computerization is al ready happening. you may have noticed that CA, CTA and Sandiganbayan decisions are now online. Courts can access the sc database Online. I believe that’S progress.

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