Philippine courts and their jurisdictions
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Philippine courts and their jurisdictions

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Published by Central Lawbook Pub. Co. in [Quezon City, Philippines] .
Written in English



  • Philippines.


  • Courts -- Philippines.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Camilo D. Quiason.
SeriesPractising lawyers series
LC ClassificationsKPM3441 .Q53 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 487 p. ;
Number of Pages487
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2607127M
LC Control Number85167656

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  (2) All processes issued by the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts, in cases falling within their jurisdiction, may be served anywhere in the Philippines without the necessity of certification by the Judge of the Regional Trial Court. GENERAL PROVISIONS Section Appeals.   Decisions and final orders of Regional Trial Courts in the exercise of their original or appellate jurisdiction under Pres. Decree No. [], as amended, shall be appealable to the Sandiganbayan in the manner provided by Rule of the Rules of Court. (Sec. 5, Rep. Act No. []) Regional Trial Courts. A. The Philippine Judicial System 1. The Supreme Court 2. The Court of Appeals 3. Regional Trial Courts, Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts 4. Shari'a Courts 5. Other Special Courts 6. Family Courts 7. Heinous Crimes Courts B. The Rules of Civil Procedure 1. Jurisdiction 2. 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.

These are called the first level courts established in each city and municipality. Their jurisdiction is provided for by sect 35 of Batas Pambansa Blg Their jurisdiction has been expanded by special laws namely Republic Act Nos. , , , , and PROPOSED SYSTEM. Instead of one Supreme Court, a federal Philippines may have 3 high courts if the Con-Com's proposal comes to fruition. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.   > In the Philippines, our courts are “both courts of law and of equity” 1) COURT OF GENERAL JURISDICTION > Those competent to decide their own jurisdiction and to take cognizance of all kinds of cases except those expressly withheld from the plenary powers of the court. 2) COURT OF SPECIAL OR LIMITED JURISDICTION. Actions and special proceedings within the exclusive original jurisdiction of the former Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and of the Court of Agrarian Relations as now provided by law; and Other cases where the demand or the value of the property exceeds PhP , [in .

AN ACT EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA, BLG. , OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF " Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress . The Supreme Court The Court of Appeals Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals Regional Trial Courts Shari'a District Courts Shari'a Circuit Courts Municipal Trial Courts Metropolitan Trial Courts Municipal Circuit Trial Courts Municipal Trial Courts in Cities Constitutional Provisions on the Judiciary Rules of Court of the Philippines Supreme Court.   The Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over all cases emanating from the RTCs. However, if only questions of law are involved, the appeal must be made directly to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court exercises appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the Court of Appeals and the Court of Tax Appeals. A Philippine court, before which an action is brought in a matter which is the subject matter of an arbitration agreement, shall (a) if at least one party so requests not later than the pre-trial conference, or (b) upon the request of both parties thereafter, refer the parties to arbitration, unless it finds that the arbitration agreement is null and void, inoperative or incapable of being.