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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BULLETINS

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

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

JA NUARY

1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

- The Revised Rules of Court are promulgated in 1964

- The Amended Rules of Criminal Procedure take effect in 1985

- The Judicial Affidavit Rule takes effect in 2013

- In 1853, the Court’s 15th Associate Justice and its 3rd Chief Justice, Hon. Manuel G. Araullo, was born.

2 – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno has authorized the suspension of work in all courts nationwide

- Japanese forces occupy the City of Manila in 1942

3 - The Japanese Military Administration in the Philippines is established in 1942

5 - Hon. Fred Ruiz Castro is appointed as 12th Chief Justice in 1976

12 - Hon. Abdulwahid A. Bidin is the first Muslim appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in 1987

13 - U.S. House of Representatives passes the Hare-Hawes Cutting Independence Act in 1933; four days later, the U.S. Senate passes the Act

- The Supreme Court is honored as "Filipino of the Year" by the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2002

17 - President Ferdinand E. Marcos lifts Martial Law in 1981

- People Power II commences at EDSA with the withdrawal of popular support from President Joseph E. Estrada in 2001

20 - The First Philippine Commission (Schurman Commission) is created in 1899

- The Japanese Congress grants "independence" to the Philippines in 1942

- President Joseph E. Estrada steps down from Malacañang in 2001

- Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr. swears in Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as President in 2001

21 - The Malolos Constitution is proclaimed and the First Philippine Republic is established in 1899

22 - Proc. No. 229 is issued, declaring February 19, 2000 and every year thereafter as Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos Day

23 - The First Philippine Republic at Malolos, Bulacan, with General Emilio F. Aguinaldo as President, is inaugurated in 1899

24 - A royal order confirms the royal decree of May 29, 1885 separating judicial and executive powers in 1887

26 - Hon. Jose Y. Yulo is appointed as 6th Chief Justice in 1942

30 - The Audiencia Territorial de Manila with Cayetano L. Arellano as President replaces the Real Audiencia in 1899

- The first national elections since the proclamation of Martial Law are held in 1980

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Judicial EXCELLENCE AWARDS

INTERNAL RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT

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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

International Conference on the training of the judiciary

oRAL ARGUMENTS

BAR 2017

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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