Agra vows not to leave behind any pending case on June 30

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm 

MANILA, May 27 – Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra on Thursday vowed not to leave behind any pending case when he leaves the DOJ on June 30, 2010.

Agra said that when he assumed office at the DOJ in March, this year, there was a "backlog" of 1,147 cases and motions for reconsideration filed in his office.

At present, Agra said, there are now only 300 to 400 cases left.

Agra stressed that he will not leave behind any pending case, whether controversial or not.

He assured that he will not sacrifice accuracy in the sense that all the cases pass through the stiff scrutiny of his "big team of lawyers" who is helping him.

Among those which have not been decided upon are the charges involving the Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI), the Paranaque shootout and the Legacy Group of Companies (LGC).

Likewise, Agra said that he is ready to turn over the "baton" to the next Solicitor General and DOJ Secretary on June 30, 2010.

Agra said that the number 1 recommendation for the next DOJ Secretary is the "long term plan" and to continue the programs and reforms started by the Arroyo administration. (PNA)

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