May 01, 2002
AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 5, RULE 110 OF THE
REVISED RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Acting on the
dated 2 February 2002 of Court Administrator Prosbitero J. Velasco, Jr.
submitting for this Court's consideration and approval the proposed
to Sec. 5, Rule 110 of the Revised
Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Court Resolved to APPROVE the
to Sec. 5, Rule 110 so as to read as follows:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
5. Who must prosecute criminal action. - All criminal actions
commenced by complaint or by information shall be prosecuted under the
direction and control of a public prosecutor. In case of heavy work
of the public prosecutor or in the event of lack of public prosecutors,
the private prosecutor may be authorized in writing by the Chief of the
Prosecution Office or the Regional State Prosecutor to prosecute the
subject to the approval of the court. Once so authorized to prosecute
criminal action, the private prosecutor shall continue to prosecute the
case up to end of the trial even in the absence of a public prosecutor,
unless the authority is revoked or otherwise withdrawn.
x x x ."
110 shall take effect on the first day of May 2002 following its
in two newspapers of general circulation on or before 30 April 2002.
April 10, 2002.