Wala nang face to face! E-inquest launched amid Luzon-wide quarantine
Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento has ordered prosecutors nationwide to conduct of e-inquests of arrested persons.
With this, Malcontento said this will remove the need for prosecutors to personal face arrested persons and endanger themselves of possibly getting the deadly 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We started Friday (March 27),” he said on Monday (March 30).
“We ordered it to be applicable for jurisdictions which are internet capable,” he added.
Malcontento added that prosecutors uses “any platform as long as it can comply with the basic requirements of procedures.”
Law enforcers have to bring persons who have been arrested without warrant before a prosecutor who, in turn, determines if charges should be filed in court.