JUDGES OF THE COURT OF TAX APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, METROPOLITAN
TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS,
MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, SHARI’A DISTRICT COURTS AND SHARI’A
SERVICE OF WRITS AND COURT PROCESSES IN CONNECTION WITH CASES INVOLVING
FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS OR INSTRUMENTALITIES THEREOF.
this Court has been called by the Department of Foreign Affairs,
to persistent complaints from its foreign posts and the foreign
in Manila that court processes have been mailed or otherwise, delivered
to them without coursing the same through the Department.cralaw
As the practice complained
of is not in consonance with diplomatic practice, this Court had
issued Memorandum Circular No. 3 dated March 14, 1978, copy of which is
herewith attached as Annex "A", and Circular No. 22 dated September 2,
1987, copy of which is likewise herewith attached as Annex "B",
all judges that court processes and writs issued in connection with
involving foreign governments or agencies should be forwarded to the
of Foreign Affairs for proper transmission to the foreign embassies
by diplomatic note.
This Court hereby
reiterates the herein mentioned Memorandum Circular No. 3 and Circular
No. 22, and enjoins strict compliance therewith.