Newsman’s case under dispute resolution-A A +A
Friday, March 1, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Jimmy Laking case against the entire legislative body here is now under Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR).
Lawyer Miller Quintin, of the legislative body, said after a failure of mediation proceedings between the two parties the next move is the JDR.
Under the JDR, both parties are supposed to face the judge in court and for one last time, try to resolve the matter, if this move fails, the court case will continue.
The JDR process, which requires a judge to become a mediator, aims to declog the courts of pending cases aiming to peacefully settle cases if possible through mediation proceedings, if the process cannot make the two warring parties agree, the courts will have no choice but proceed with the legal process.
Mediation proceedings between the two camps have failed ushering in the JDR process, signaling an end to mediation talks between the two parties and legal action in the courts will commence anew.
The ban of Laking has been lifted via a resolution by Sangguniang Kabataan Foudnation (SKF) president and Councilor Brenden Kim Quintos.
Quintos aimed to bring peace in the City Council as well as the warring camps of Laking and the local legislative body.
Quintin said the resolution of Quintos will still be presented in courts if formal proceedings continue after the JDR process.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 02, 2013.