Inaugurated last May 2, 2019 was the Hall of Justice Annex, which can accommodate 52 court branches. In a statement, the Supreme Court said the building also has an “integrated data infrastructure for management of eCourts and rooms with video link equipment for family court hearings” as well as business center, day care center, library, office for the Philippine Judges Association, and a Department of Justice waiting area. The inauguration and blessing ceremony of the Quezon City Hall of Justice-Annex was led by Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin and Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista. Also present were QC Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Cecilyn E. Burgos-Villavert and Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez, among others.
Earlier, in 2014, the Quezon City Government completed the construction of the 6-storey Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma Hall which houses the offices of parole and probation, public attorneys, and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter.
The building projects were prompted by the Mayor’s dismay at the deterioration of the Hall of Justice within the City Hall compound, and the plight of judges and prosecutors who had to work amid spaces cramped by burgeoning files. The Quezon City Government went on to repair the old Hall of Justice, for safety and better space management considerations.
The Quezon City Government has an active cooperation with the judicial institutions in the country. It became the pilot area of the Supreme Court’s implementation of the ecourt system, the mobile courts, as well as a document tracking system designed to expedite the docketing and tracking of cases filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.