The Filipinos are unaware that there is an alternative to the Single-Judge system that has failed to enforce the country's laws . The teaching of jury system to university students, who will pass on the knowledge they have gained in all of the 17 Regions of the country, will help empower the Filipinos in enforcing equal justice to all _ whether rich or poor Filipinos.
The ignorance of the Filipinos about an alternative to the present Single-Judge has made them accept their current condition and lose interest in change. Many believe that the present judicial practice is the same all over the world, just as I did before I immigrated to UK where jury system is practised. Powerful judges coupled with an ignorant people led to corruption resulting in poverty and criminality.
Educating the youth from 18 to 30 years old about the jury system will open their minds to an alternative solution to the problem of non-enforcement of Philippine laws due to corrupt practices in the judiciary. Their signatures (7 Million of them) on a petition to enact a National Jury Law are prerequisite to holding a referendum on the petition. Success on the signature gathering and the referendum means the enactment of the jury law that will empower the people in running their government.
The project will raise the awareness of the people about their rights and responsibilities in a society where justice is efficient, effective and swift. The implementation of the law will: empower the 60 Million Filipinos in the administration of our system of justice; enforce our country's laws correctly and instil respect for the law to all levels of society; elevate our leaders' concern for justice and fairness; and encourage our judiciary to be untainted and independent.