By Cheryl Joy D. Dean
putting up of the COURT OF APPEALS ONE-STOP PROCESSING CENTER
(CA-OSPC) was broached in line with the CA’s objective of
streamlining and improving its services to the public by
consolidating basic public frontline functions such as filing,
receiving, verifying of cases and payment of docket fees, all in one
place. In addition, the CA-OSPC is expected to address security
concerns in the court as it will avoid unnecessary entry of vehicles;
regulate ingress and egress of people; and, prevent loitering of
people who have no official business in court. This center is
strategically located in front of the CA Centennial Building along
Ma. Orosa St. to make it accessible to the transacting public.
the brainchild of no one in particular, the CA-OSPC came into reality
through the ingenuity and invaluable efforts of Justice Normandie B.
Pizarro, who was designated as Project Coordinator. A core group was
also created to spearhead the project composed of heads of different
divisions of the court.
CA employees are apprehensive that their much-awaited benefits might
be affected should the CA push through with the CA-OSPC Project.
Fortunately, according to Justice Pizarro, sufficient funds are
already earmarked for the project and, hence, they need not worry
about receiving reduced fringe benefits or not receiving bonuses at
all. Moreover, while some employees have to make “adjustments”
for the project, such inconvenience is outweighed by the benefits
that will be reaped by the public in general. For after all, we
are all public servants.
ground-breaking ceremony of the CA-OSPC was held last September 3,
2007 while the inauguration/opening date is tentatively scheduled on
November 26, 2007, the expected date for the completion of the