The U.S. Government Turns Over Prosecutor Training Materials to the Philippine Department of Justice

Ambassador Sung Kim turns over the prosecutor’s manual and training materials to Secretary of Justice Vitaliano N. Aguirre II.

Leading the turnover ceremony, seated from left: International Law Development Program (IDLO) Program Coordinator Cathleen Cagaanan, Acting Prosecutor General Jorge G. Catalan, Jr., Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II, U. S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim, American Bar Association (ABA) Country Director Robert Lamont, and INL Director Brandon Hudspeth with officials from the U.S. Embassy, IDLO, and the ABA.

Manila, November 27, 2017 — U.S. ‎Ambassador Sung Kim presented more than two thousand copies of a revised prosecutor’s manual and other training materials to Secretary of Justice Vitaliano “Vit” Napenas Aguirre on November 27 in Manila. The materials are the product of a multiyear effort by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to enhance the capacity of Philippine prosecutors. The revised manuals and other training materials will be distributed to prosecutors nationwide.

 

This endeavor represents the shared U.S.-Philippine commitment to the rule of law and the foundation of a partnership designed to support the development of a comprehensive curriculum for the National Prosecution Service. This project builds on the national priorities of the Philippine government to better equip prosecutors with the skills needed to handle increasingly complex cases, such as cybercrime and transnational criminal cases.

Learn more about the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and its justice sector programs globally at www.state.gov/j/inl.