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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1856


PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1856  - PROVIDING FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LAW COMPLEX AND FURTHER AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED THIRTY-EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE U.P. LAW CENTER CHARTER"
 



WHEREAS, the magnitude and pace of social changes in the coming decades call for the establishment of an integrated system of national and regional legal institutions, dedicated to teaching, research, training, information, and legal extension services to ensure a just society;  

WHEREAS, to respond to these challenges, and to the growing legal and other law-related needs to the Filipino people, the Republic, and the ASEAN communities there is need to reinforce the capabilities and expand the resources of the College of Law and the Law Center;

WHEREAS, to effect this reinforcement and expansion, a U.P. Law Complex is envisioned to consist of the U.P. College of Law, the U.P. Law Center and other components; and

WHEREAS, to achieve the above objectives, the Board of Regents has established in the University of the Philippines System a U.P. Law Complex.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, and pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1416, as amended, do hereby decree and order the following:

Section 1. Paragraph one of Sec. 4 of Republic Act Numbered Thirty-eight hundred seventy, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 4. In order to provide for the support of the U.P. Law Center and the University of the Philippines Law Complex, the additional amount of one percent (1%) of the filing fee imposed, but in no case lower than Twenty Pesos, in the case of the appellate courts and the additional amount of one percent (1%) of the filing fee imposed, but in no case lower than Ten Pesos in the case of all other courts, including all administrative or special courts, as well as agencies or tribunals exercising quasi-judicial functions and those enumerated in Letter of Instructions No. 1182, issued on December 16, 1981, shall be collected by their respective clerks of court, or equivalent functionary, for each action or special proceeding filed therewith and for which the fees prescribed in the Rules of Court or in any statute or regulation as due and payable. For this purpose, "special proceeding" shall include any petition or application, paper or document seeking official action to establish a status, a right, privilege or particular fact or command the performance of a duty. Such additional amounts shall be receipted for as part of a special fund to be known as the "Legal Research Fund," and shall, upon collection, be immediately remitted to the University of the Philippines and deposited in a separate account in any authorized government depository bank in the name of the National Treasurer as Ex-Officio Treasurer of the U.P. under this charter."  

Sec. 2. All laws, presidential issuances, rules or regulations, or parts thereof inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 26th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-two.


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