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Zamora says judiciary should go hi-tech

By: - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ
/ 08:49 PM July 27, 2012

Former San Juan Congressman Ronaldo Zamora. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former San Juan Congressman Ronaldo Zamora would push for the computerization of the Supreme Court if ever he would be appointed chief justice.

“Shouldn’t we be giving our judges iPad tablets etc. instead of a bunch of papers,” Zamora said.

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He said he is surprised that the Supreme Court is not as computerized as the law offices.

Instead of thumbdrives, Zamora said there has to be a technological survey and provide the courts with terabyte which is needed for large data storage.

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“’Yong thumbdrives madaling mawala,” he said.

Zamora, a former executive secretary during the administration of former president Joseph Estrada, was the 17th candidate to be interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council.

Getting more funds for the judiciary would be among his priorities if chosen as the next chief justice, he said.

“Money doesn’t solve everything but it helps,” Zamora said, explaining that enough funds are needed to address the internal problems of the courts like clogged dockets and low salary of judges, justices and court personnel.

TOPICS: Computer, JBC, Judiciary, Supreme Court, technology
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