Tarzan wants MTC branch for Magalang, Mabalacat

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    ANGELES CITY – The towns of Mabalacat and Magalang should have a municipal trial court (MTC) to hasten the delivery of justice and other judicial concerns of the residents.

    This was stressed by First District Rep. Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin who filed last week House Bill 6583, “An act creating one additional branch of the MTC for the municipalities of Magalang and Mabalacat.”  

    “There is backlog of cases. We have to address that. Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Lazatin. “The two towns are growing fast and they have bigger needs in the judiciary system.”

    In the bill, Lazatin urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Supreme Court (SC) to coordinate with each other to immediately create the MTC branch. He disclosed that  there are six MTCs in Pampanga, four of which are in the City of San Fernando and the others in Guagua.    

    Mabalacat Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, for his part, lauded the effort of Lazatin “to bring government services closer to the people.”

    “Congressman Lazatin has full attention not just to the city but the two towns in his district,” said Morales. “This is a welcome development to the residents.”

    Morales said he would ask the town council to pass a resolution expressing support to the house bill of the veteran solon.

    Councilor Froy Galang said he had received complaints from residents on the slow pace of court hearings. He added that the bill of Lazatin could “enormously solve the problem of the judiciary service in Mabalacat.”

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