JUDGES AND COURT PERSONNEL OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI'A
COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL
TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS
STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE INTERIM RULES IMPLEMENTING
JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1981 [BP BLG. 129].
have reached this Office about the non-compliance by some courts of the
prescribed session hours under the Interim Rules implementing the
Reorganization Act of 1981 [B.P. Blg. 129].
Let this be a reminder
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Hours. - Regional Trial Courts, Metropolitan Trial Courts,
Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts shall hold daily
from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 2:00 to
weekends and holidays. - All Executive Judges, whether in a single
sala courts or multiple sala stations shall assign, by rotation,
Trial Judges, Municipal Trial Judges and Municipal Circuit Judges
their respective territorial areas to be on duty on Saturdays from 8:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. assisted by a skeletal force, also on rotation,
to act on petitions for bail and other urgent matters.
Sundays and non-working holidays, any Judge may act on bailable
conformably with the provisions of Section 7, Rule 112 of the Rules of
whether in a single sala or multiple sala, shall remain on duty on
- Except those motions requiring immediate action, all
be scheduled for hearing on Friday afternoons, or if Friday is a
day, in the afternoon of the next business day."
observe the above directives shall be dealt with administratively.
December 5, 1996.