Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Jr. said the new Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch that will be set up in Paracelis will bring justice closer to the people.
The Mountain Province politiko made the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11381 which creates an additional RTC branch in the town.
The late Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Sr. authored the House version of the law.
Paracelis is 225 kilometers away from Bontoc.
Before the law was signed, titigants had to endure 10 hours of travel just to attend court hearings.
“Our constituents from this eastern part of the province will no longer struggle from the difficulty of travel including spending for travel expenses as the RTC branch is already right at their doorstep,” Dalog said.