Archive for March 7, 2009

Lousy gov’t lawyer; Joey de Venecia on Gen. Danny Lim

mortzIt has always been a common perception that a government lawyer is a lousy lawyer. Take this certain Atty. Reyes of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), who spoke recently to the local media in a forum on Human Trafficking at Urdaneta City.

He talked about a victim of illegal recruitment who resided in mountainous Benguet Province, who should have filed a criminal case in the Prosecutor’s Office of Benguet, and not in the place where the crime occurred, especially if it’s far from where she is residing.

But the poor complainant, who could not afford to hire a private lawyer, ignorantly filed the case in Vigan.

Thus, it had inconvenienced her more than the culprit.

Mahina ang fiscal sa Vigan. Dapat ni-recommend niya sa Benguet iyong kaso!” I interjected.

March 7, 2009 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

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