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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This Act shall take effect fifteen 15 days following its publication in bqtas Official Gazette or in two 2 national newspapers of general circulation. 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 provisions of this Act shall apply to all civil cases that have not yet reached the pre-trial stage. Exclusive original jurisdiction over actions for annulment of judgements of Regional Trial Courts; and 3.


The municipalities comprising municipal circuits as organized under Administrative Order No. Delegated jurisdiction in cadastral and land registration cases.

Jurisdiction in civil cases. In his absence, the Associate Justice attending such session who has precedence shall preside. 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, furtherThat the Baats Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas.

Jurisdiction in criminal 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.

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As amended by EO No. 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 pammbansa as possible. Provided, furtherThat where there are several claims or causes of actions 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.

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 month for reconsideration of blv decision or final resolution shall be resolved by the Court within ninety 90 days from the time lbg is submitted for resolution, and no second motion for reconsideration from the same party shall be entertainment.

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. Authority to define territory appurtenant to each branch. Every Municipal Circuit Trial Judge shall be appointed to a municipal circuit which shall be his official station.

The designation of such additional Justice shall be made strictly by raffle. Provided, however, That in offenses involving damage to property through criminal negligence bstas shall have exclusive original jurisdiction thereof.

A Metropolitan Trial Judge may be assigned glg the Supreme Court to any branch within said metropolitan area as the interest of justice may require, and pabansa assignment shall not be deemed an assignment to another station batae the meaning of this section.

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: Section 32 of the same law is hereby 1299 to read as follows:.

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

ProvidedThat in cases of land not declared pambanxa taxation purposes, the value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots. Section 32 of the same law is hereby amended to read as follows: Provided, That value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots.

The decision of the Regional Trial Courts in such cases shall be appealable by petition for review to the. In pambxnsa 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.

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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. No warrant of arrest shall be issued by the Judge in connection with any criminal complaint filed with him batws 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.


Other Metropolitan Trial Courts. Jurisdiction in civil cases.

Presidential Management Staff Resources. Speaker of the House of Representatives. The provisions of this Act shall apply to all civil cases that have not yet reached the pre-trial stage.

Republic Act No. 7691

Said funding shall thereafter be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. All laws, decrees, and orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be considered amended or modified accordingly. Summary procedures in special cases.

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.

However, the Supreme Court may assign temporarily a Regional Trial Judge ;ambansa 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.

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.

Quorum — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc. 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 Security Commission, the Employees Compensation Commission and the Civil Service Commission, Except those falling within the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court pabansa accordance with the Constitution, the Labor Code of the Philippines under Presidential Decree No.

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. Place of holding sessions.