CIRCULAR NO. 5-90
COURT OF APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI’A DISTRICT COURTS,
TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS,
MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURTS
EXPEDITIOUS DISPOSITION OF CASES INVOLVING TOURISTS.
and guidance of all concerned, reproduced hereinbelow is General Order
No. 39 of the President of the Philippines Ferdinand E. Marcos dated
19, 1973, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
is hereby enjoined.
ORDER NO. 12 DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1972, BY GIVING MILITARY TRIBUNALS
JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST TOURISTS AND TRANSIENTS.
12 dated September 30, 1972, as amended, is further amended by adding
the offended party is a tourist or a transient.'
have concurrent jurisdiction with the military tribunals over the said
crimes, provided that civil courts shall dispose of such cases within
hours after the filing thereof by the arresting officers. The court or
tribunal that first assumes jurisdiction shall exercise jurisdiction to
the exclusion of all others.
of Manila, this 19th day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen
hundred and seventy three.
of the Philippines