Free legal aid starting in 2021

Access to court should never be a rich man's privilege.

According to a 2015 study done by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Philippines, 21.6% of the population lives below the national poverty line. Moreover, there are people whose daily purchasing power is only $1.90 which is around 95 pesos a day.

It is impossible for these people to go to court even if their rights have been violated. Although the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) has been very successful in bring itself closer to the people, there is more work to be done. There are more people to help; more people need access to court. That they simply have no money should not be a reason to deny them this constitutional right.

If at least 1,000 people are willing to donate 50 pesos per month, this program will surely start as soon as possible and surely succeed. Nevertheless, with or without funds, this free legal aid program will continue.


Project Jurisprudence - Philippines (PJP) is planning to launch free legal services to the poor and the underprivileged starting January 1, 2021. Since PJP's principal office is in Isabela, said pro bono legal aid program will start in the Province of Isabela and we are hoping to expand this so we can reach more parts of the Philippines.

Rules and regulations relating to who is entitled to free legal representation from PJP are currently being formulated but what is sure is that this will be based on monthly income, property owned and other relevant considerations. These rules will be published on our Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as they are ready.

PJP's team has decided that family relations disputes and concerns by the people against erring government employees, officers and officials should be a priority.

To fund this program, PJP has set up a donation page. CLICK HERE TO HELP: This link will bring you to our donation page.

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