The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) introduced their services to the Project Good Life Students, called Friends Rescued (FRs), of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) PAO is the principal law office of the government in extending free legal assistance to indigent persons.
It has become more accessible to the indigent Filipino masses who are in dire need of legal assistance and services.
Among the topics discussed were Judicial Services, Representation of Judicial and non-judicial cases, legal counseling, and assistance to persons undergoing police interrogation or persons under detention and inquest proceedings.
Shared their knowledge to the FRs were District Public Attorney Atty. Easter Norie Talip; Atty. Jerome Din – Public Attorney II, Pagadian City; Atty. Nilda Vicente – Public Attorney II; Atty. Elien Alumbre – Legal Assistant II; Atty. Janette Panuncialman – Escobido – Public Attorney. IIProject Good Life for Friends Rescued (FRs) is an inclusive wellbeing psychoeducation program initiated by 53IB in partnership with various organizations and national government agencies that aims to translate the result of initial strength-based research inquiry among former rebels of the 53rd Infantry Battalion to community extension service.
It is a need-based program for FRs to support Executive Order 70 signed by the President which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the country.