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. Section 19 of Batas Pambansa Blg. , otherwise known as the “Judiciary Reorganization Act of ”, is hereby amended to read as follows.

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After five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act, the jurisdictional amounts mentioned in Sec. Provided, however, That in offenses involving damage to property through criminal negligence, they shall have exclusive original jurisdiction thereof. The preliminary investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Section 1, paragraphs abcand dof Presidential Decree No.

ProvidedThat in cases of land not declared for taxation purposes, the value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots. Special jurisdiction in certain cases. Official Gazette Open Data Portal. Section 34 of the same law is hereby amended to read as follows: Such simplified procedures may provide that affidavits and counter-affidavits may be admitted in lieu of oral testimony and that the periods for filing pleadings shall be non-extendible.

In his absence, the Associate Justice attending such session who has precedence shall preside. Special Rules of Procedure.

Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas. The unanimous vote of the three members of a 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.

Speaker of the House of Representatives. This Act shall take effect fifteen 15 days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in two 2 national newspapers of general circulation. Three branches Branches 75, and for the municipality of Valenzuela, with seats thereat. The Supreme Court shall adopt special rules or procedures applicable to such cases in order to achieve an expeditious and inexpensive determination thereof without regard to technical rules.

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Section 32 of the same law 19 hereby amended to read as follows:. Their decisions in these cases shall be appealable in the same manner as decisions of the Regional Trial Courts. The provisions of this Act shall apply to all civil cases that have not yet reached the pre-trial stage.


The municipalities comprising municipal circuits as organized under Administrative Order No.

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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 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.

As amended by EO No. The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions. Provided, howeverThat all motions, except those requiring immediate action, shall be heard in the afternoon of every Friday, unless it falls on a holiday, in which case, the hearing shall be held on the afternoon of the next succeeding business day: The designation of such additional Justice shall be made strictly by raffle.

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.

Exercise of powers and functions.

ProvidedThat when, in such cases, the defendant raises the questions of ownership in his pleadings and the question of possession cannot be resolved without deciding the issue of ownership, the issue of ownership shall be resolved only to determine the issue of possession; and.

Quorum — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc.

The Court may sit en banc only for the purpose of exercising administrative, ceremonial, or other non-adjudicatory functions. This bill which is a consolidation of House Bill No.

A month for reconsideration of its decision or final blv shall be resolved by the Court within ninety 90 days from the time it is submitted for resolution, and no second motion for bxtas from the same party shall be entertainment. The applicable appropriations shall likewise be transferred to the appropriate courts constituted pursuant to this Act, to be augmented as may be necessary from the funds for organizational changes as provided in Batas Pambansa Blg.


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Jurisdiction in civil cases. Fifty-five branches Branches 1 to 55 for the City of Manila, wit seats thereat.

Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works gatas the people behind it. 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.


Special jurisdiction to try special cases. 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 Trial Courts to the latter. Such judgment shall be appealable to the Regional Trial Courts in accordance with the procedure now prescribed by law for appeals to the Court of First Instance, by the provisions of this Act, and by such rules as the Supreme Court may hereafter prescribe.

The executive judge of the appropriate Regional Trial Court shall define the administrative procedure of transferring the cases affected by the redefinition of jurisdiction to the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Court, and Municipal Circuit Trial Court.

Provided, That value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots. Municipal Circuit Trial Court. All laws, decrees, and orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be considered amended or modified accordingly. Exclusive appellate jurisdiction over all final oambansa, resolutions, orders or awards 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 Commission, 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 Vlg.

Jurisdiction in civil cases. Time and duration of sessions. The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases bwtas be appealable by petition for review to the.