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Name (optional): _____________________________________________________

Would you want your name to be mentioned in the paper? (Yes/ No)
Would you be interested to be part of further studies or initiatives on Alternatives to
Pretrial Detention? (Yes/No)

Interview Questions (Government Offices/Agencies and Employees)

1. Are you aware of any existing alternative to pre-trial detention, whether in the Philippines or in
another jurisdiction? What do you think about them?
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(Note: Alternatives to Pre-Trial Detention are mechanisms to keep accused-defendants out of


detention or jail while undergoing trial. These include: house arrest, hospital arrest, pre-trial
release program, electronic monitoring, community service, etc).

2. Are there alternatives to pretrial detention currently implemented by your agency or office?
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3. If there is none, why is your agency not implementing programs that can be alternatives to
pretrial detention?
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4. If yes, what are these alternatives? Kindly list all available or existing programs.
4.1 What are the benefits of implementing this program?
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4.2 What are the challenges and barriers to implementation of each alternative?
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4.3 What are your experiences in implementing these
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5. Were there other alternatives to pretrial detention considered but discontinued or discarded?
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5.1 why were the programs discarded or discontinued? Kindly state the reasons.
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5.2 would you consider reviving or proposing these alternatives again?
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6. Aside from those already mentioned and even if they are not yet existing, do you know of any
other possible alternatives to pre-trial detention considering the Philippine legal system?
(e.g. release options, time limits for pretrial detention and limits on occupancy, plea
bargain). (For example, in Indonesia, cases must be disposed in two years, otherwise
accused are temporarily released).
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6.1 What agency/ies should be held primarily responsible for the implementation of such
alternatives?
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6. 2 What issues and challenges do you see in the implementation of the current or
proposed alternatives?
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Bail
7. What do you know currently about the bail system? Do you think it is working? Do you think
it can be improved?
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8. What problems can you see in the current bail system?
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9. What can be done to improve the bail system?
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10. Are you aware of non-financial bail system programs in the Philippines or abroad?
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11. Is it possible to implement a local and nationwide non-financial bail system?
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12. If yes, would it be possible if your agency implements such program? If no, what are the
limitations to such an arrangement?
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Release on Recognizance

13. What do you currently know about the release on recognizance (ROR) system?
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14. Is it functional?
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15. Which parts of the ROR system needs improvements?
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16. Does your agency endorse or implement this system?
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