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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Exclusive original jurisdiction over actions for annulment of judgements of Regional Trial Courts; and. Delegated jurisdiction in cadastral and land registration cases. 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 vatas 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 baas of a decision or final resolution.

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.

Provided, That, to effectively implement this Act, the Supreme Court is hereby vested with the power to prioritize or to determine which sala or salas shall be established for a given year: Original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, habeas corpus, and quo warranto, and auxiliary writs or processes, whether or not in aid bog.129 its blh.129 jurisdiction.

Section 14, paragraph fof Batas Pambansa Blg. 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. 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.

Every Municipal Circuit Trial Judge shall be appointed to a municipal circuit which shall be his official station.

Special jurisdiction to try special cases. The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases shall be appealable by petition for review to the. 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. 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.


Section 14, paragraph eof Batas Pambansa Blg. 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.

Special jurisdiction in certain cases.

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Other Metropolitan 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. 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 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. The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions.

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Jurisdiction in civil cases. Who presides over session of a division. 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.

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 Pambbansa Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Court, and Municipal Circuit Trial Court.

Exercise of powers and functions. Section 14, paragraph dof Batas Pambansa Blg. Any member who is reappointed to the Court 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 pambanda uninterrupted.

Municipal Trial Courts in blh.129.


Three members shall constitute a quorum for the session of a division. Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas Section Jurisdiction in criminal 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. News Publications Laws Presidential Issuances. No record on appeal shall be required to take an appeal. Three branches Branches 75, and for the municipality of Valenzuela, with seats thereat.


Section 14, paragraph cof Batas Pambansa Blg. 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, Special Rules of Procedure.

Any warrant of arrest issued in accordance herewith may be served anywhere in the Philippines. Quorum — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc. Appointment and assignment of Regional Trial Judges.

Philippines Worldwide The Business Page. Time and duration of sessions. Succession to Office of Presiding Justice. 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. Upon such declaration, the said courts shall be deemed automatically abolished and the incumbents thereof shall cease to hold office.

The Court may sit en banc only for the purpose of exercising administrative, ceremonial, or other non-adjudicatory functions.

A Regional Trial Judge may be assigned by the Supreme Court to any branch or city or municipality within blg.1229 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.

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 batad judgment sought to be reviewed. Their decisions in these cases shall be appealable in the same manner as decisions of the Regional Trial Courts.

Provided, That value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots. Section 14, paragraph aof Batas Pambansa Blg. 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.