In order to gain public trust, good governance is essential to have a fair and effective justice system.

Educating the participants on the relationship of the organized and established institutions of the Philippine Government will in a way contribute in pursuit of public order.

With the end view of capacitating the Philippine National Police (PNP),  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), other law enforcement agencies, interested parties, and the employees of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the Regional Office has conceptualized a training program entitled “Case Managers Training” or the CMT which is designed to relate case management to court and other disciplinary bodies of the PNP, provide an extensive understanding, and empower the participants on the importance and value of effective case management.

The Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) of the program are four (4) lawyers from the National Police Commission Regional Office 1, one (1) lawyer from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and one (1) lawyer from the Department of Justice.



The training aims to widen the knowledge/understanding of the participants on the concept of the criminal justice system as these involve government entities and the general public.



The modules/topics include the following:

Module 1 – Five (5) Pillars of the Criminal Justice System of the Philippines

  • Definition;
  • Role of Criminal Justice System;
  • Components of the Criminal Justice System; and
  • Significance of Criminal Investigation.


Module 2 – Administrative Procedure and Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service


Module  3 – Criminal Procedure

  • Preliminary Investigation for probable cause before the Office of Public Prosecution; and
  • Criminal Prosecution/Defense before Lower Courts.


Module 4 – Case Handling

  • Case Management;
  • Monitoring System; and
  • Documentation Research.



 The CMT will be conducted on a blended learning environment – online modular method through the Online Learning Hub and video conferencing through Zoom application or Google Meet.  The program will span for six (6) weeks with a total of 240 cumulative training hours from the launching to the culminating or graduation rites.  The training will cover four (4) modules will also provide an avenue for discussion and interaction, practical application activities or review exercises.



The table below shows the timeline of said training:

Date Activity Subject Matter Expert Mode of Learning
14 October 2020 Launching of CMT via Video

Conferencing via Zoom application and Google meet, Facebook Live and Online Learning Hub

Week 1

(19-25 October 2020)


Five (5) Pillars of the Criminal Justice System of the Philippines Atty. Allan D. Ancheta

Chief, Technical Services Division



Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)
Week 2

(26 October – 1 November 2020)

Administrative Procedure and Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service Atty. Mary Hazel Gavina- Bela-o

Attorney V

Chief of the Legal Affairs Unit


Week 3

(2-8 November 2020)

Criminal Procedure

–       Preliminary Investigation for Probable Cause before the Office of Public Prosecution

Prosecutor Jeffrey J. Catungal

Department of Justice

Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)
Week 4

(9-15 November 2020)

Criminal Information

–       Criminal Prosecution/ Defense before Lower Courts

Atty. Babyruth F. Torre

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Blended (Modular and Live Webinar)
Week 5

(16-22 November 2020)

Case Handling

–       Case Management and Monitoring System


–       Documentation Research

Atty. Arnold Q. Miña

Chairman, Regional Appellate Board



Atty. Phillip Raymund Rivera

Attorney V

Chief of the Regional Investigation Unit

Week 6

22-23 November 2020

Completion of Training Requirements
27 November 2020 Graduation Rites


The topics will be online for a period of one (1) week –topic/s is/are uploaded online per week. After that period, the tool or system will automatically shut off and topics will not be made available. In this way, a participant should be keen to go through the modules and topics as they are uploaded in the system. Failure to go through means failure to complete the topics and course requirements particularly for the practical application or review exercises. However, if there will be technical glitches that may arise, remedial questions/exercises will be provided. Should a participant fail to comply with two (2) training requirements will be dropped from the course.  Only the participants complying with the requirements of the course will be issued certificate of completion.



An “Order of Merit” will be awarded to Top 3 participants who exhibited academic excellence. For group outputs, a “Best Performing Team Award” will be awarded to a team that demonstrated exemplary performance.



It is indispensable to recognize that the online mode of learning tantamount to a classroom-type of learning that certain behaviors is expected when communicating with both SMEs and co-participants.  Here are the guidelines for online behavior and interaction:

Educational Technology

Every participant shall create a Zoom account or Gmail account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.

The Zoom/Google Meet will be used during the course opening on 14 October 2020, and closing of the course on 27 November 2020.


A username and password will be provided to you by the administrator. Please be wary that your password is the only thing protecting you from messing about or may lead you to more serious harm. To be secure, please observe the following:

  • Don’t share your password with anyone;
  • Change your password if you think someone else might know it but you have to notify the administrator of any changes on usernames and passwords you made; and
  • Always log out when you are done using the system.


General Guidelines

When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:

  • Every SME’s material should be treated with respect since they are the subject matter experts. In cases where you will have some personal views regarding the modules or topics, just reserve them by yourself;
  • Avoid comparing the training to other similar trainings;
  • It is incumbent upon every participant to treat the SMEs and co-participants with professionalism and with respect in any form of communication;
  • Always address SMEs and co-participants with proper title, either Dr., Atty., Col., Professor, or if with hesitation, address them with Mr. or Ms.;
  • Use clear and concise language and shun away from slang terms or abbreviations; and
  • When accomplishing the course requirements, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants;
  • All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 point; c) avoid using caps lock feature as can have a negative interpretation;  d) be cautious when using humor or sarcasm as it may be taken seriously or sound offensive; and e) limit or possibly avoid the use of emoticons.



The class shall have two (2) sets: Class 1 and 2 with 107 participants in each class. Each class shall have class officers to be composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The officers are duty bound to ensure the compliances of all participants to the course requirements and other matters that need to be addressed.

Also, the NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1 personnel will abstain from being class officers and receiving “Order of Merit.”