A RANKING official of the Department of Agrarian Reform said the agency’s legal case monitoring system (LCMS) has been in place 2011.
“The LCMS, which is the first of its kind and complexity in the country, is a major milestone for DAR’s legal sector,” Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Office Anthony Paruñgao said.
Paruñgao said he created the system with development outsourced to Ideyatech Inc., the same software company tapped by the Office of the Solicitor General, Court of Tax Appeals, Quezon City Hall of Justice and Small Claims Court.
“With this system, we have fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we measure our accomplishments, and even the way we prepare our budgets,” he said in a statement.
The LCMS uses a barcode, and is a web-based internal system for recording and monitoring various kinds of agrarian cases at the department’s provincial, regional, and central offices, including those lodged at the adjudicators’ offices and cases where department lawyers represent and defend clients before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.
The department had also generated summaries and detailed reports that can be accessed by authorized DAR officials, Parungao said.
“The system has a built-in word processor where drafts can be written and reviewed by legal officers without the need to print each and every draft prior to finalization,” he said.