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ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR NO. 28-91.
ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR NO. 28-91
   
TO:  CLERKS OF COURT OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, SHARI’A DISTRICT COURTS AND SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURTS

The attention of the Court has been called to the collection of legal fees by Clerks of Court for preparing or notarizing complaints or affidavits in criminal cases. The assessment is supposedly based on Rule 141 of the Rules of Court. Such assessment of fees is not authorized as complaint in criminal cases are required to be under oath [Rule 110 Sec. 2, Rules of Court].cralaw

Henceforth, all Clerks of Court of the Regional Trial Courts, Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts in Cities, Municipal Trial Courts, Municipal Circuit Trial Courts Shari’a District Courts and Shari’a Circuit Courts shall refrain from collecting any legal fees for preparing or notarizing the complaints or affidavits in criminal cases filed with the said courts.cralaw

These fees should only be collected in civil cases in instance when the court official acts as a Notary Public Ex-Oficio.cralaw

December 13, 1991.

     

[Sgd.] ANDRES R. NARVASA
Chief Justice
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