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This web page contains the full text of
1997 Rules of Civil Procedure
 

THE 1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Rules 1 to 71
[Took effect on July 1, 1997, in accordance with the resolution in Bar Matter No. 803 adopted by the Supreme Court in Baguio City on April 8, 1997]
 
 
 
RULE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
CIVIL ACTIONS

ORDINARY CIVIL ACTIONS

RULE 2 - CAUSE OF ACTION
RULE 3 - PARTIES TO CIVIL ACTIONS
RULE 4 - VENUE OF ACTIONS
RULE 5 - UNIFORM PROCEDURE IN TRIAL COURTS
 
 
 
PROCEDURE IN REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS

RULE 6 - KINDS OF PLEADINGS
RULE 7 - PARTS OF A PLEADING
RULE 8 - MANNER OF MAKING ALLEGATIONS IN PLEADINGS
RULE 9 - EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PLEAD
RULE 10 - AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLEADINGS
RULE 11 - WHEN TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS
RULE 12 - BILL OF PARTICULARS 
RULE 13 - FILING AND SERVICE OF PLEADINGS, JUDGMENTS AND OTHER PAPERS
RULE 14 - SUMMONS
RULE 15 - MOTIONS
RULE 16 - MOTION TO DISMISS
RULE 17 - DISMISSAL OF ACTIONS
RULE 18 - PRE-TRIAL
RULE 19 - INTERVENTION
RULE 20 - CALENDAR OF CASES
RULE 21 - SUBPOENA
RULE 22 - COMPUTATION OF TIME
RULE 23 - DEPOSITIONS PENDING ACTION
RULE 24 - DEPOSITIONS BEFORE ACTION OR PENDING APPEAL 
RULE 25 - INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES
RULE 26 - ADMISSION BY ADVERSE PARTY
RULE 27 - PRODUCTION OR INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS OR THINGS
RULE 28 - PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXAMINATION OF PERSONS
RULE 29 - REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH MODES OF DISCOVERY
RULE 30 - TRIAL 
RULE 31 - CONSOLIDATION OR SEVERANCE
RULE 32 - TRIAL BY COMMISSIONER
RULE 33 - DEMURRER TO EVIDENCE
RULE 34 - JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS
RULE 35 - SUMMARY JUDGMENTS
RULE 36 - JUDGMENTS, FINAL ORDERS AND ENTRY THEREOF
RULE 37 - NEW TRIAL OR RECONSIDERATION 
RULE 38 - RELIEF FROM JUDGMENTS,ORDERS, OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS
RULE 39 - EXECUTION, SATISFACTION AND EFFECT OF JUDGMENTS




APPEALS

RULE 40 - APPEAL FROM MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS TO THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
RULE 41 - APPEAL FROM THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS
RULE 42 - PETITION FOR REVIEW FROM THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS TO THE CA
RULE 43 - APPEALS FROM THE COURT OF TAX APPEALS AND QUASI-JUDICIAL AGENCY




PROCEDURE IN THE COURT OF APPEALS

RULE 44 - ORDINARY APPEALED CASES
RULE 45 - APPEAL BY CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT
RULE 46 - ORIGINAL CASES
RULE 47 - ANNULMENT OF JUDGMENTS OR FINAL ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS
RULE 48 - PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE
RULE 49 - ORAL ARGUMENT
RULE 50 - DISMISSAL OF APPEAL
RULE 51 - JUDGMENT
RULE 52 - MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
RULE 53 - NEW TRIAL
RULE 54 - INTERNAL BUSINESS
RULE 55 - PUBLICATION OF JUDGMENTS AND FINAL RESOLUTION



 
PROCEDURE IN THE SUPREME COURT

RULE 56-A ORIGINAL CASES
RULE 56-B APPEALED CASES
 
 
 
PROVISIONAL REMEDIES

RULE 57 - PRELIMINARY ATTACHMENT
RULE 58 - PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
RULE 59 - RECEIVERSHIP
RULE 60 - REPLEVIN
RULE 61 - SUPPORT PENDENTE LITE
 
 
 
SPECIAL CIVIL ACTIONS

RULE 62 - INTERPLEADER
RULE 63 - DECLARATORY RELIEF AND SIMILAR REMEDIES
RULE 64 - REVIEW OF JUDGMENTS AND FINAL ORDERS 
RULE 65 - CERTIORARI, PROHIBITION AND MANDAMUS
RULE 66 - QUO WARRANTO
RULE 67 - EXPROPRIATION
RULE 68 - FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE
RULE 69 - PARTITION
RULE 70 - FORCIBLE ENTRY AND UNLAWFUL DETAINER
RULE 71 - CONTEMPT
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