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Jurisdiction in civil cases. Said funding shall thereafter be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

Legislature | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines | Page 39

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.

The preliminary investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Section 1, paragraphs abcand dof Presidential Decree No.

Provided, howeverThat in the case of Metro Manila, the abovementioned jurisdictional amounts shall be adjusted after five 5 years from the effectivity of this Act to Four hundred thousand pesos P, All laws, decrees, and orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall be considered amended or modified accordingly.

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 of its appellate jurisdiction; 2.

The designation of such additional Justice shall be made strictly by raffle. The Supreme Court shall determine the city or municipality where the Municipal Circuit Trial Court shall hold sessions.

Special jurisdiction to try special cases. 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. 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 1229 places as the Supreme Court may determine, for the purpose of hearing and deciding cases.


Presidential Management Staff Resources. Provided, furtherThat the Supreme Court may, for good reasons, fix a different motion day in specified areas. 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, proceedings or actions, whether civil or criminal, as well as determining the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts over the said branch may exercise appellate jurisdiction.

Special Rules of Procedure. Original jurisdiction in other cases. ProvidedThat in cases of land not declared for taxation purposes, the value of such property shall be determined pambnasa the assessed value of the adjacent lots.

Provided, however, That in offenses involving damage to property through criminal negligence, they shall have exclusive original jurisdiction thereof.

Original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, habeas corpus, and quo warranto, and auxiliary writs or processes, whether or not in aid pambanas its appellate jurisdiction.

Provided, That value of such property shall be determined by the assessed value of the adjacent lots.

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.

Their decisions in these cases shall be appealable in the same manner as decisions of the Regional Trial Courts.

Republic Act No. 7691

Section 33 of the same law is hereby amended to read as follows:. Five 5 years thereafter, such jurisdictional amounts shall be adjusted further to Three hundred thousand pesos P, The court of Appeals shall have the power to try cases and pambansw 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.

In lieu thereof, the entire record shall be transmitted with all the pages prominently numbered consecutively, together with an index of the contents thereof. Provided howeverThat in habeas corpus cases, the period for appeal shall be forty-eight 48 hours from the notice of the judgment appealed from. Quorum — A majority of the actual members of the Court shall constitute a quorum for its session en banc. Section 32 of the same law is hereby amended to read as follows: 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.


Authority to define territory appurtenant to each branch. The Court may sit en banc only for psmbansa purpose of exercising administrative, ceremonial, or other non-adjudicatory functions. 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 bpg over cases of forcible entry and unlawful detainer: The executive judge of the appropriate Regional Trial Court shall define the administrative procedure of transferring the 1129 affected by the redefinition of jurisdiction to the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Court, and Municipal Circuit Trial Court.

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

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

Special jurisdiction in certain cases.