City legal office accomplishments bared

BAGUIO CITY – Despite being the smallest department at City Hall in terms of personnel, the city legal office (CLO) continues to effectively fulfill its functions and mandate in serving the public.

In Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall before officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, OIC city legal officer Melchor Rabanes said his office has assisted 1,637 clients, rendered 34 legal opinions, drafted and reviewed 946 contracts and agreements from December 2017 to May 31 this year.

The CLO also sent 111 outgoing communications and filed 78 pleadings /communications with various regional, municipal courts including the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and other government agencies during the same period.

Rabanes said they have issued 58 resolutions, 17 notices of demolition and 25 demolition orders regarding squatting cases in the city. His office also released 106 vehicle plates as part of the city’s on-going anti-smoke belching program.

He reported a total of 461 cases in the various courts including at the Office of the Ombudsman and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) minus eight disposed cases (with entry of judgment) for a total of 453 pending cases as of May 30 this year.

By: Gaby Keith

Banner photo by: Armando Bolislis

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