If you want to settle disputes, don’t go to any of the shows like those of the Tulfo brothers.
This is the advise made by Executive Director Irene Alogoc, head of the Department of Justice-Office of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (DOJ-OADR), during an online press conference on Wednesday (Nov. 25).
“I think we would not recommend such television programs,” she said.
Algoc said “our number one consideration, if you go to ADR, is confidentiality of it all.”
“If you make it publicly there’s some kind, some sort of damage already on the parties, some will prejudge you already,” she explained.
“That is why it is actually contrary to the goal of the OADR which is to preserve relationships,” Alogoc said.
With this, Alogoc urged the public to always seek ADR mechanisms made available by the government.
“Personally we really believe that we can settle these cases out of court , that is why we have the layers of the ADR within our government,” she said.