[G.R. No. 161706. July 19, 2005]
PEOPLE vs. REBUCAN
Quoted hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of this
Court dated JUL 19 2005.
G.R. No. 161706 (People of the Philippines vs. Rosendo Rebucan
The Court Resolved to NOTE the Reply (Brief) dated 21 June
2005 filed by the Public Attorney's Office for the appellant in compliance with
the resolution of 8 March 2005.
Conformably with the decision promulgated on 7 July 2004 in G.R.
Nos. 147678-87, entitled The People of the Philippines vs. Efren
Mateo y Garcia, modifying the pertinent provisions of the Revised Rules on
Criminal Procedure, more particularly Section 3 and Section 10 of Rule 122, Section
13 of Rule 124, Section 3 of Rule 125 and any other rule insofar as they
provide for direct appeals from the Regional Trial Courts to the Supreme Court
in cases where the penalty imposed is death, reclusion perpetua or life
imprisonment, as well as the resolution of the Supreme Court en banc,
dated 19 September 1995, in "Internal Rules of the Supreme Court" in cases
similarly involving the death penalty, pursuant to the Court's power to
promulgate rules of procedure an all courts under Article VIII, Section 5 of
the Constitution, and allowing an intermediate review by the Court of Appeals
before such cases are elevated to this Court, the Court further Resolved to TRANSFER
this case to the Court of Appeals, for appropriate action and disposition.
LET all the pertinent records of this case be TRANSFERRED
to the Court of Appeals.
Very truly yours,
(Sgd.) MA. LUISA D. VILLARAMA
Acting Clerk of Court