July 21, 2024

The City Prosecutor’s Office reported a 100 percent disposition rate of new complaints, motions for reconsideration or cases for re-investigation, and inquest proceedings for the second quarter of the year.

Based on its quarterly report, the CPO was able to dispose 375 new complaints received during the quarter where estafa was the most prevalent cases with 84 followed by violation of the Bouncing Check Law with 53; theft, 28; cyber crime and violation of child protection laws, 21 each; rape, 16; violence against women and children, eight; homicide, violation of internal revenue code, and robbery, five each, illegal recruitment, two; and murder, one. 

There were also 120 other criminal offenses and complaints that were decided upon by the assigned prosecutors during the second quarter of the year.

On inquest cases, the office also disposed 68 new complaints that were received during the quarter that were subjected to inquest proceedings.

The cases that topped the list of those subjected to inquest proceedings were violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law with 20 followed by other criminal offenses with 18; theft, 10; violation of child protection laws, four; robbery, three; violence against women and children, two; and rape and cyber crime, one each.

For motions for reconsideration or cases for re-investigation, the city prosecutor’s office also decided all the 34 new motions that were received during the second quarter.

Topping the list of cases that were subjected to motion for reconsideration or cases for re-investigation were other offenses with 15 followed by estafa, seven; violation of RA 9165, two; and one each for violation of child protection laws, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons, cyber crime, murder, homicide, kidnapping, theft, carnapping and graft and corruption. – PIO release