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ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR NO. 5-90.
ADMINISTRATIVE CIRCULAR NO. 5-90
 
TO:  THE COURT OF APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI’A DISTRICT COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURTS  

SUBJECT:  EXPEDITIOUS DISPOSITION OF CASES INVOLVING TOURISTS.  

For the information and guidance of all concerned, reproduced hereinbelow is General Order No. 39 of the President of the Philippines Ferdinand E. Marcos dated September 19, 1973, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary  

    "GENERAL ORDER NO. 39  

    "AMENDING GENERAL ORDER NO. 12 DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1972, BY GIVING MILITARY TRIBUNALS CONCURRENT JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST TOURISTS AND TRANSIENTS.  

    "General Order No. 12 dated September 30, 1972, as amended, is further amended by adding the following provisions:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary  
     

      '23. Crimes where the offended party is a tourist or a transient.'
    "The civil courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the military tribunals over the said crimes, provided that civil courts shall dispose of such cases within 24 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.  

    "Done in the City of Manila, this 19th day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy three.  

         
    "[Sgd.] FERDINAND E. MARCOS
     President
     Republic of the Philippines
                 
        
    "By the President:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary  
       
    "[Sgd.] ROBERTO V. REYES  
    Acting Executive Secretary"
Strict compliance herewith is hereby enjoined.  

February 15, 1990.  
      

[Sgd.] MARCELO B. FERNAN
Chief Justice
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