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BATAS PAMBANSA Blg. Section 5. Succession to Office of Presiding Justice. – In subpara. Section 19 of Batas Pambansa Blg. , otherwise known as the “Judiciary Reorganization Act of ”, is hereby amended to read as follows. BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. , OTHERWISE KNOWN their territorial jurisdiction. SEC. 4. Section 14(g) of Batas Pambansa Blg.

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Every Municipal Circuit Trial Judge shall be appointed to a municipal circuit which shall be his official station. Who presides over session of a division. Special jurisdiction to try special cases. Provided, however, That in the case of Metro Manila, the abovementioned jurisdictional amounts shall be adjusted after five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act of Four hundred thousand pesos P, ProvidedThat pambxnsa, 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.

The Presiding Justice shall be so designated 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.

Three branches Branches pambznsa, and for the municipality of Valenzuela, with seats thereat.

Republic Act No. 7691

Municipal Trial Courts in cities. Delegated jurisdiction in cadastral and land registration cases. 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.

The court of Appeals shall have the power to try cases and conduct 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. Copies of such rules and orders shall be furnished by the Supreme Court, which rules and orders shall be bataa fifteen 15 days after receipt thereof, unless directed otherwise by the Supreme Court.

Special Rules of Procedure.

Form of decision in appealed cases. Time and duration of sessions. Summary procedures in special cases.

Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas. Section 14, paragraph fof Batas Pambansa Blg.


Republic Act No. | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Official Gazette Open Data Portal. 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.

Creation of Regional Trial Courts. The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions. News Publications Laws Presidential Issuances. No record on appeal shall be required to take an appeal.

In the 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 pronouncement of a decision or final resolution.

A Regional Trial Judge may be assigned by the Supreme Court to any branch or city or municipality within the same region as public interest may require, and such assignment shall not be deemed an assignment to another station within the meaning of this section. Appointment and assignment of Regional Trial Judges. 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.

After five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act, the jurisdictional amounts mentioned in Sec. 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.

The preliminary investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Section 1, paragraphs abcand dof Presidential Decree No. All laws, decrees, and orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be considered amended or modified accordingly.

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.

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.


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.

The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act on priority basis pambqnsa determined by the Supreme Court psmbansa 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: The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases shall be appealable by petition for review to the. The Supreme Court shall adopt special bztas or procedures applicable to such cases in order to achieve an expeditious and inexpensive determination thereof without regard to technical rules.


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. Said funding shall thereafter be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. It shall also reorder the numbering of all the Regional Trial Courts all over the country in accordance with the allocations of seats provided herein.

Place of holding sessions. The executive judge of the appropriate Regional Trial Courts shall define the administrative procedure of transferring the cases affected by the redefinition of jurisdiction to the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts. Section 34 of the same law is hereby amended to read as follows:. Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas Section Republic of the Philippines All content is in the public domain unless otherwise stated.

Jurisdiction in criminal cases. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Three members shall constitute a quorum for the session of a division. Section 33 of the same law is hereby amended to 1129 as follows: Section 14, paragraph eof Batas Pambansa Blg. Gratuity of judges and personnel separated from office.