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RYADRUNE ul 2 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 2 22 2B 24 2s 26 27 29 30 at 32, 33 34 a5 36 37 38, 390 40 41 42 43 4a 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 32 53 Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE 2900 Laoag City OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2019-03~ Sponsored by Kristian R, Ablan A RESOLUTION REQUESTING REPRESENTATIVES ROQUE R. ABLAN, Jr. AND FERDINAND R. MARCOS, Jr. TO.JOINTLY SPONSOR A HOUSE BILL AMENDING AND UPDATING CHAPTER XXI OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO, 856 ON THE DISPOSAL OF DEAD PERSONS, IN THE INTEREST OF STRENGHTENING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WHEREAS, the criminal justice system 's made up of five pillars, namely, law enforcement, prosecution, the ccurts, the correctional system and the community; WHEREAS, the government has taken several steps to try to restore public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system by reforming the Philippine National Police, increasing the pay of prosecutors and state solicitors, and croating additional divisions in the Court of Appeals, among others; WHEREAS, offen glossed over in the overhau! of the criminal justice system, in between enforcement and prosecution, is the sub-pillar on investigation, where the successful prosecution of casas is most dependent on; WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 856 (PD 856), also known as the Sanitation Code of the Philippines, specifically Section 96, Chapter XXI thereof, deals with the disposal of dead persons, including the autopsy of a body whose cause of death was due to violence or crime; WHEREAS, PD 856 is so ouldated that it cripples the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, such that the law makes no distinction betwoon hospital and forensic autopsies; a general practitioner is allowed to perform an autopsy even if he is not trained for it, and the law is silent when it comes to the autopsy of an unidentified body; WHEREAS, Section 95, Chapter XXI of PD 856 must be amended by Congress immediately in order to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses and thereafter solidify the five pillars that make up the ciiminal justice system; NOW, THEREFORE, be it Resolved, as it is horoby Resolved, to request Representatives Roque R. Ablan, Jr. and Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to jointly sponsor a House Bill amending and updating Chapter XXI of Presidential Decree No. 856 on the disposal of dead persons, in the interest of strengthening the Criminal Justice System; RESOLVED FURTHER, to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the House Committee on Justice and Representatives Roque R. Ablan, Jr. and Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., for their information and appropriate action.