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This web page features the full text of
A. M. NO. 99-20-09-SC
[JANUARY 25, 2000].


 
 

A. M. NO. 99-20-09-SC 
JANUARY 25, 2000
 

RESOLUTION CLARIFYING GUIDELINES ON THE APPLICATION FOR 
AND ENFORCEABILITY OF SEARCH WARRANTS


In the interest of an effective administration of justice and pursuant to the powers vested in the Supreme Court by the Constitution, the following are authorized to act on all applications for search warrants involving heinous crimes, illegal gambling, dangerous drugs and illegal possession of firearms: chan robles virtual law library

The Executive Judge and Vice Executive Judges of Regional Trial Courts, Manila and Quezon City, filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOC-TF) and the Reaction Against Crime Task Force (REACT-TF) with the Regional Trial Courts of Manila and Quezon City. chan robles virtual law library

The applications shall be personally endorsed by the Heads of the said agencies, for the search of places to be particularly described therein, and the seizure of property or things as prescribed in the Rules of Court, and to issue the warrants, if justified, which may be served in places outside the territorial jurisdiction of said courts.cralaw

The authorized judges shall keep a special docket book listing the details of the applications and the result of the searches and seizures made pursuant to the warrants issued. chan robles virtual law library

This Resolution is effective immediately and shall continue until further orders from this Court and shall be an exception to the provisions of Circular No. 13 dated 1 October 1985 and Circular No. 19 dated 4 August 1987.cralaw

This Resolution supersedes Administrative Order No. 20-97, issued on 12 February 1997, and Administrative Order No. 46-97, issued on 19 March 1997. chan robles virtual law library

The Court Administrator shall implement this Resolution.cralaw

Enacted this 25th day of January 2000.

 

Davide, Jr., C.J., Bellosillo, Melo, Puno, Vitug, Kapunan, Mendoza, Panganiban, Quisumbing, Purisima, Pardo, Buena, Gonzaga-Reyes, Ynares-Santiago, and De Leon, Jr., JJ., concur.

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