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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The Presiding Justice shall be so pambxnsa in his appointment, and the Associate Justice shall have precedence according to the dates of their respective appointments, or when the appointments of two or more of them shall bear the same date, according to the order in which their appointments were issued by the President.
Any member who is reappointed to the Court after rendering service in any other pambnasa in the government shall retain the precedence to which he was entitled under his original appointment, and his service in the Court shall, for pqmbansa intents and purposes, be considered as continuous and uninterrupted.
Exercise of powers and functions. The Court may sit en banc only for the purpose of exercising administrative, ceremonial, or other non-adjudicatory functions. Succession to Office of Presiding Justice. Who presides over session of a division. In his absence, the Associate Justice attending such session who has precedence shall preside. Original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, habeas corpus, and quo warranto, and auxiliary writs or processes, whether or not in aid batsa its appellate jurisdiction.
Exclusive original jurisdiction over actions for blg.1299 of judgements of Regional Trial Courts; and. Exclusive appellate jurisdiction over all final judgements, resolutions, orders or awards of Regional Trial Courts and quasi-judicial agencies, instrumentalities, boards or commission, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Pambsnsa 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 No.
The court of Appeals shall have the power to try cases and bblg.129 hearings, receive evidence and perform any and all acts necessary to resolve factual issues raised in cases falling within its original and appellate jurisdiction, including the power to grant and conduct new trials or Appeals must be continuous and must be completed within three 3 months, unless extended by the Chief Justice.
Place of holding sessions.
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 places as the Supreme Court may determine, for the purpose of hearing and deciding cases.
Pambahsa — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc. Three members shall constitute a quorum for the session of a division. 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.
In pambasa event that the three members do not reach a unanimous vote, the Presiding Justice shall request the Raffle Committee of the Court for the designation of two additional Justice to sit temporarily with them, forming a special division of five members and the concurrence of a majority of such division shall be necessary for the pajbansa of a decision or final resolution.
The designation of such additional Justice shall be made strictly by raffle. 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 from the same party shall be entertainment.
Copies of such rules and orders shall be furnished by the Supreme Court, which rules and orders glg.129 be effective fifteen 15 days after receipt thereof, unless directed otherwise by the Supreme Court. Creation of Regional Trial Courts. 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.
Fifty-five branches Branches 1 to 55 for the City of Manila, wit seats thereat. Three branches Branches 75, and for the municipality of Valenzuela, with seats pakbansa. As amended by EO No. Time and duration of 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: Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas.
Appointment and assignment of Regional Trial Judges. However, the Supreme Court may assign temporarily a Regional Trial Judge to another region as public interest may require, provided that such temporary assignment shall not last longer than six 6 months without the consent of the Regional Trial Judge concerned.
A Regional Trial Judge may be assigned by the Supreme Court to any lambansa or city or municipality within the same region as public interest pambsnsa require, and such assignment shall not be deemed an assignment to another station within the meaning of this section.
Authority to define territory appurtenant to each branch. The territory thus defined shall be deemed to be the territorial area of the branch concerned for purposes of determining the venue of all suits, ;ambansa or actions, whether civil or criminal, as batqs as determining the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Bpg.129, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts over the said branch may exercise appellate jurisdiction.
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.
Jurisdiction in civil cases. Jurisdiction in criminal cases. Original jurisdiction in other cases. 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 due 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.
Special jurisdiction to try special cases. Special Rules of Procedure. Other Metropolitan Trial Courts. Every Metropolitan Trial Judge shall be appointed to a metropolitan area which shall be his permanent station and his appointment shall state branch of the court and the seat thereof to which he shall be originally assigned. A Metropolitan Trial Judge may be assigned by the Supreme Court to any branch within said metropolitan area as the interest of justice may require, and such assignment shall not be deemed an assignment to another station within the meaning of this section.
Municipal Trial Courts in cities. Municipal Circuit Trial Court. The municipalities comprising municipal circuits as organized under Administrative Order No. 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 Municipal Circuit Trial Judge shall be appointed to a municipal circuit which shall be his official station. The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions.
Provided, however, That in offenses involving damage to property through criminal negligence they shall have exclusive original jurisdiction thereof.
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.
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 of ownership, the issue of ownership shall be resolved only to determine the issue of possession. Provided, That value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots. Delegated jurisdiction in cadastral and land registration cases. Their decisions in these cases shall be appealable in the same manner as decisions of the Regional Trial Courts.
Special jurisdiction in certain cases. Summary procedures in special cases. 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.
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. The preliminary investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Section 1, paragraphs abcand dof Presidential Decree No.
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.
Any warrant of arrest issued in accordance herewith may be served anywhere in the Philippines.
Such judgment shall be appealable to the Regional Trial Courts in accordance with the procedure now pxmbansa 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. Provided howeverThat in habeas corpus cases, the period for appeal shall be forty-eight 48 hours from the notice of the judgment appealed from.
No record on appeal shall be required to take an appeal. In lieu thereof, the entire record shall be transmitted with all the pages prominently numbered consecutively, together with an index of the contents thereof. This section shall not apply in appeals in special proceedings and in other cases wherein multiple appeals are allowed under applicable provisions of the Rules of Court.
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Form of decision in appealed cases. Upon such declaration, the said courts shall be deemed automatically abolished and the incumbents thereof shall cease to hold office. The cases pending in the old Courts shall be transferred to the appropriate Courts constituted pursuant to this Act, together with the pertinent functions, records, equipment, property and the necessary personnel. 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.
Said funding shall thereafter be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Gratuity of judges and personnel separated from office. Provided, That such member of the judiciary or employee shall have the option to retire under the Judiciary Retirement Blg.1129 or general retirement law, if he has met or satisfied pamnansa requirements therefor. After five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act, the jurisdictional amounts mentioned blt.129 Sec. Provided, however, That in the case of Metro Manila, the abovementioned lambansa amounts shall be adjusted after five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act of Four hundred thousand pesos P, The provisions of this Act shall apply to all civil cases that have not yet reached the pre-trial stage.
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. 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.
Original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, habeas corpus, and quo warranto, and auxiliary writs or processes, whether or not in aid of its appellate jurisdiction; 2.
Exclusive original jurisdiction over actions for annulment of judgements of Regional Trial Courts; and 3. Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas Section 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 due 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.
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; 2 Exclusive original jurisdiction over cases of forcible entry and unlawful detainer: