TO: ALL JUDGES
OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI'A DISTRICT COURTS. METROPOLITAN
COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL
AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS
OF NATIONAL PRISONERS TO THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS IN MUNTINLUPA CITY.
Reports have been
received by this Office that notwithstanding the issuance of Circular
No. 4-92-A dated 20 April 1992, some judges still do not issue mittimuses
for the transfer of national prisoners to the New Bilibid Prison of the
Bureau of Corrections in Muntinlupa City. Transfer of national
could not be effected without the necessary court mittimus or
order to national prisons.cralaw
For this purpose,
prisoners at or confined in provincial, city and municipal jails and
by lower courts to prison terms exceeding three (3) years, whether or
they have appealed, are considered national prisoners.
In view thereof,
and in order to decongest provincial, city and municipal jails, all
judges concerned are hereby directed to issue the corresponding mittimuses
or committment orders of national prisoners immediately after their
so that they may be remitted or transferred to the New Bilibid Prison
the Bureau of Corrections in Muntinlupa City.cralaw
23 March 2000.
Presidential Decree No. 29, prisoners sentenced to not more than one
year are classified as municipal prisoners; those sentenced to one (1)
year and one (1) day to not more than three (3) years are classified as
city/provincial prisoners; and those sentenced to more than three (3)
and one (1) day and above are classified as national prisoners.