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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BULLETINS

Re: request for copies of the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth

A.M. No. 09-8-6-SC

Summary Report of Filed SALN of the Members of the Supreme Court

RULE ON PRECAUTIONARY HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER

A.M. No. 18-07-05-SC

Dissenting Opinion
J. Leonen

rule on cybercrime warrants

A.M. No. 17-11-03-SC

2018 Special Bar exam for Shar'ah courts

A.m. No. 02-8-13-SC

A.M. no. 15-04-06-SC

Financial Liquidation and Suspension of Payments Rules of Procedure for Insolvent Debtors (215)

B.M. no. 850

Re: Rules on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Active Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

A.M. no. 12-11-2-sc

Guidelines for Decongesting Holding Jails by Enforcing the Rights of Accused Persons to Bail and to Speedy Trial

E-FILING AND EFFICIENT USE OF PAPER

Proposed Rules on E-Filing & Proposed Rule for the Efficient Use of Paper
A.M. No. 10-3-7-SC / A.M. No. 11-9-4-SC

Featured Rule

The 2010 Rules of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal
A.M. No. 10-4-29-SC

FINANCIAL REHABILITATION RULES OF PROCEDURE (2013)
A.M. No. 12-12-11-SC

JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT RULE
A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC

This Month in History

February

1 - The Court of Appeals is established in 1936 by Commonwealth Act No. 3

2 - CONSTITUTION DAY

- The 1987 Constitution is ratified by the Filipino electorate with an overwhelming “yes” vote in February 1987

- Proc. No. 211 declares February 2 of every year as "Constitution Day" in 1998

3 - The Spanish law of civil procedure is extended to the Philippines in 1888

4 - The Philippine-American War begins with the shooting by an American sentry of a Filipino soldier at the San Juan Del Monte Bridge in 1899

- President Ferdinand E. Marcos signs PD 1083 (Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines) in 1977

5 – CHINESE NEW YEAR

6 - The U.S. Congress ratifies in 1899 the Treaty of Paris of December 10, 1898 by which Spain cedes the Philippines to the United States for the sum of $20 million

- The Customs Service is constituted and the Court of Customs Appeals is established in 1902

7 - Presidential "snap" elections between Ferdinand E. Marcos and Corazon C. Aquino are held in 1986

8 - The 1935 Constitution is adopted by the Constitutional Convention

14 - Philippine representation to the Spanish Cortes is granted in 1810

15 - Ferdinand E. Marcos is proclaimed President of the Philippines by the Batasang Pambansa in 1986

17 -  In 1891, the Court’s 38th Associate Justice and its 8th Chief Justice, Hon. Ricardo M. Paras, was born.

Chief Justice Ricardo M. Paras, Jr. retires in 1961

19 - CHIEF JUSTICE JOSE ABAD SANTOS DAY

- In 1886, the Court’s 28th Associate Justice and its 5th Chief Justice, Hon. Jose B. Abad Santos, was born.

- In 1992, the Court’s 85th Associate Justice and its 14th Chief Justice, Hon. Felix V. Makasiar, passed away.

22 - The People Power Revolution starts at EDSA in 1986

23 - The jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals is expanded in 1995 (RA 7902)

25 - EDSA PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

- Proclamation No. 555 s. 2018 declares February 25, 2019 as a special non-working day

- In 1852, the Court’s 6th Associate Justice and its 2nd Chief Justice, Hon. Victorino M. Mapa, was born.

- President Corazon C. Aquino takes her oath of office before Supreme Court Justice Claudio S. Teehankee, Sr. in 1986

26 - The law establishing the Philippine Judicial Academy (RA 8857) is passed in 1998

27 - The Commonwealth government is fully restored in 1945

TRANSPARENCY SEAL

UNITED AGAINST CORRUPTION

INTERNAL RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT

Civil and criminal procedure forms

E-FILING

Judicial Cases Administrative complaints against personnel of the SC and its decentralized units. Administrative complaints matters involving the CA, SB, CTA and lower courts, its justices, judges and personnel Administrative matters involving the SC and its decentralized units. Complaints against lawyers and other bar matters

oRAL ARGUMENTS

BAR 2018

GENDER CORNER

PILOT TESTING, RULES 22 AND 24

RULES of civil procedure

The Art, Process and Practice of Oral Argument Before the SC

enhanced justice on wheels

Manila Bay Clean Up Update

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