FURTHER AMENDED BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. , OTHERWISE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (I) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG Cruz, Province of Laguna, further amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg . , otherwise known as “The Judiciary Reorganization Act. to be stationed at the Cities of La Carlota and Bago, amending for the purpose section 14, paragraph (G) of Batas Pambansa Blg. , otherwise known as.

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Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Summary procedures in special cases. The cases pending in the old Courts shall be transferred to the appropriate Courts pamgansa pursuant to this Act, together with the pertinent functions, records, equipment, property and the necessary personnel.

Succession to Office of Presiding Justice. However, by agreement of all the parties, civil cases cognizable by municipal and metropolitan courts by the provisions of this Act may be transferred from the Regional Pambasa Courts to the latter. Any member who is reappointed to the Bahas after rendering service in any other position in the government shall retain the precedence to which he was entitled under his original appointment, and his service in the Court shall, for all intents and purposes, be considered as continuous and uninterrupted.

Such simplified procedures may provide that affidavits and counter-affidavits may be admitted pabansa lieu of oral testimony and that the periods for filing pleadings psmbansa be non-extendible. Exercise of powers and functions. Upon such declaration, the said courts shall be deemed automatically abolished and the incumbents thereof shall cease to hold office.

Said funding shall thereafter be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases shall be appealable by petition for review to the Court of Appeals which may give it blg.1229 course only when the petition shows prima facie that the lower court has committed an error of fact or law that will warrant a reversal or modification of the decision or judgment sought to be reviewed.

The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions. Provided howeverThat in habeas corpus cases, the period for appeal shall be forty-eight 48 hours from the notice of the judgment appealed from. Exclusive appellate jurisdiction over all final judgements, resolutions, orders or battas of Regional Trial Courts and quasi-judicial agencies, instrumentalities, boards or commission, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Commission, the Employees Compensation Commission and the Civil Service Batae, Except those falling within the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in accordance with the Constitution, the Labor Code of the Philippines under Presidential Decree No.

The designation of such additional Justice shall be made strictly by raffle. Section 14, paragraph cof Batas Pambansa Blg.

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Provided, That when, in such cases, the defendant raises the question of ownership in his pleadings and the question of possession cannot be resolved without deciding the issue btaas ownership, the bl.129 of ownership shall be resolved only to determine the issue of possession. Three branches Branches 75, and for the municipality of Valenzuela, with seats thereat. The provisions of this Act bbatas apply to all civil cases that have not yet reached the pre-trial stage.


The Court may sit en banc only for the purpose of exercising administrative, ceremonial, or other non-adjudicatory functions. In case of transfer or redistribution of the provinces, subprovinces, cities or municipalities comprising the regions established by law of purposes of the administrative field organization of the various departments and agencies of the government, the composition of the judicial regions herein constituted shall be deemed modified accordingly.

Section 14, paragraph fof Batas Pambansa Blg. News Publications Laws Presidential Issuances.

Creation of Regional Trial Courts. Provided, That where there are several claims or causes of action between the same pwmbansa different parties, pambanda in the same complaint, the amount of the demand shall be the totality of the claims in all the causes of action, irrespective of whether the causes of action arose out of the same or different transactions; 2 Exclusive original jurisdiction over cases of forcible entry and unlawful detainer: Provided, howeverThat the Supreme Court may, as the interests of justice may require, further reorganize the said courts taking into account workload, geographical location, and such other factors as will contribute to a rational allocation thereof, pursuant to the provisions of Presidential Decree No.


Every Metropolitan Trial Judge shall be apmbansa to a metropolitan area which shall be his batae station and his appointment shall state branch of the court and the seat thereof to which he shall be originally assigned. A month for reconsideration of its decision or final resolution shall be resolved by the Court within ninety 90 days from the time it is submitted for resolution, and no second motion for reconsideration glg.129 the same party shall be entertainment. The preliminary investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Section 1, paragraphs abcand dof Presidential Decree No.

The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act on priority basis as determined by the Supreme Court is hereby authorized to be included in the appropriations of the Supreme Court in the annual General Appropriations Act of the year following its enactment into law and thereafter: Section 14, paragraph hof Batas Pambansa Blg. The power herein granted shall be exercised with a view to making the courts readily accessible to the people of the different parts of the region and making the attendance of litigants and witnesses as inexpensive as possible.

After five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act, the jurisdictional amounts mentioned in Sec. Provided, further, That, for reasons of efficiency, economy and accessibility, the Supreme Court is hereby authorized to transfer a sala from one station, as determined herein, to another within the same Judicial Region; Provided, finally, That the Supreme Court shall not effect the transfer of a sala oftener than once every three 3 years.


No warrant of arrest shall be issued by the Judge in connection with any criminal complaint filed with him for preliminary investigation, unless after an examination in writing and under oath or affirmation of the complainant and his witnesses, he finds that a probable cause exists. Municipal Trial Courts in cities. Provided, That where there are several claims or causes of action between the same or different parties, embodied in the same complaint, the amount of the demand pambansq be the totality of the claims in all the causes of action, irrespective of whether the causes of action arose out of the same or different transactions.

Copies of such rules and orders shall be furnished by the Supreme Court, which rules and orders shall be effective fifteen 15 days after receipt thereof, unless directed otherwise by the Supreme Court.

The unanimous vote of the three members of pambanda division shall be necessary for the pronouncement of a decision of final resolution, which shall be reached in consultation before the writing of the opinion by any members of the division.

Special jurisdiction in certain cases. Section 14, paragraph aof Batas Pambansa Blg. The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases shall be appealable by petition for review to the.

In lieu thereof, the entire record shall be transmitted with all the pages prominently numbered consecutively, together with an index of the contents thereof. Quorum — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc. In his absence, the Associate Justice attending such session who has precedence shall preside. Other Metropolitan Trial Courts. Whenever demanded by public interest, the Supreme Court, upon its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Presiding Justice, may authorize a division of the Court to hold sessions outside Manila, periodically, or for such periods and at such pambansq as the Supreme Court may determine, for the purpose of hearing and deciding cases.


Philippines Worldwide The Business Page. Jurisdiction in criminal cases. Fifty-five branches Branches 1 to 55 for the City of Manila, wit seats thereat.

Provided, That such member of the judiciary or employee shall have the option to retire under the Judiciary Retirement Law or general retirement law, if he has met or satisfied the requirements therefor.