ORDER NO. 134-92
FOR SINGLE SALA STATIONS.
Circular No. 7 dated
September 23, 1974 establishes a pairing system for multiple sala
to expedite resolution of urgent matters requiring immediate action
the presiding judge of one branch is temporarily absent and/or unable
act without an acting judge having been particularly designated.
no pairing system has been laid down for single sala stations.
a pairing system for single sala stations is hereby established as
presiding judge of a single sala station is temporarily absent and no
judge has yet been designated, the clerk of court or branch clerk, upon
request of any party, shall refer any urgent matter requiring immediate
action to the nearest presiding judge of the appropriate Regional Trial
Court or Municipal Trial Court with jurisdiction to act on the matter.
Such presiding judge is authorized to hear and resolve any urgent
including applications for restraining orders, injunctions and other
requiring immediate attention prior to the return of the regular judge
or the assignment of an acting judge, without prejudice to any
action that may be taken by the judge to whom the particular case is
assigned. If the nearest trial court is a multi-sala station, the
shall be referred to the Executive Judge, or in his absence, the
judge authorized to act for the Executive Judge.
Order shall take effect upon its publication in a newspaper of general
court, before making such referral to the nearest presiding judge of
same level, shall certify that the presiding judge is temporarily
and no judge has been designated to act for the branch. The RTC
Judge with jurisdiction over the temporarily absent MTC judge, or the
Administrator in the case of temporarily absent RTC judges, shall
be notified of said referral.
shall act on all matters pertaining to the station of the temporarily
judge in the latter’s court, utilizing the personnel and facilities of
said court. His attendance in the court of temporarily absent judge
be deemed to be on official business. However, if his travel to the
of the absent judge would cause delay in the trial or disposition of
of his own court, he may act on all matters pertaining to the other
in his own station.
two or more single sala courts more or less equidistant from the court
of the absent judge, referral shall be made to the Presiding Judge most
senior in station, or if the judges are of equal seniority, then to the
Presiding Judge with the least number of pending cases.cralaw