In the 50s, the Philippines were second only to Japan in terms of per-capita wealth in Asia. However, the current Single-Judge System allows corruption to go unpunished, leading to exploitation of Filipinos and the country's economic underdevelopment. We are working towards making our judicial system fairer and empowering every Filipino to act peacefully and positively for change. We aim to modernise our judicial system through the introduction of National Jury Law, as supported by the people.
Poverty continues to worsen due to corruption. Revelations of misappropriation of public funds have shocked the nation and shattered the peoples' respect for their leaders. Corruption is not always obvious but it has a serious impact of people's lives, especially those who are already dispossessed; funds have been diverted from the public purse, meaning that the intended recipients, the general public, lose out.
The enactment of a National Jury Law will: empower the Filipino people; encourage our leaders respect justice and fairness; enforce our country's laws and instil respect for them from all levels of our society; and create a Judiciary that is untainted and equal to those of our peers throughout the world.
It will minimise corruption in government and raise efficiency in a judicial system that have for decades undermined human rights in the Philippines and caused "widespread scepticism of due process". The people will develop a judicial mind and respect for the laws and the courts. Criminality and human rights abuses will diminish. The standing of the Philippines in the league of nations will be enhanced and economic development will follow. Poverty will be alleviated if not eliminated.