WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IN THE KATARUNGAN PAMBARANGAY LAW? 1. While the dispute is under mediation conciliation or arbitration, the prescriptive. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT NO INDIVIDUAL CAN GO DIRECTLY TO COURT OR ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION OF HIS/HER . Pambarangay Law? As a general rule, all disputes may be the subject of barangay conciliation before the Katarungang Pambarangay, except for the following.

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Agbayani discovered this when she went to the DOJ to examine the records, as soon as she received a copy of the DOJ Resolution of her motion for reconsideration. Alfredo Flores Tadiar was the principal author of Presidential DecreeThe Katarungang Pambarangay Law, [8] and he also wrote its implementing rulesrequiring pambraangay conciliation as a condition for judicial recourse.

The Katarungang Pambarangay share characteristics with similar traditional, hybrid courts in other countries such as the Solomon IslandsPapua New GuineaNigeria and South Africaamong others. That the petition was filed beyond the period prescribed in Section 3 hereof.

This matter was readily brought to the attention of Undersecretary Pineda by petitioner Agbayani in her motion for reconsideration, who however must surely have found such contention without merit, and thus denied the motion. Oral defamation under Article of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, is penalized as follows: There has long been a traditional, local system of resolving disputes.

Thus, a grave irregularity was committed by the DOJ in allowing the surreptitious insertion of these and many other documents in the records of the case, after the petition had been filed. Hence, the instant petition. A ‘best fit’ approach to justice reform?

Hence, the dismissal of katarungsng instant petition is proper. They are not to be applied with severity and rigidity when such application would clearly defeat the very rationale for their conception and existence. Subject Matter for Amicable Settlement; Exception thereto. In the interest of substantial justice, procedural rules of the most mandatory character in terms of compliance, may be relaxed.


The case of First Women’s Credit Corporation pqmbarangay. Almost all civil disputes and many crimes with potential prison sentences of one year or less or fines 5, or less. That the appealed resolution is interlocutory in nature, except when it suspends the proceedings based on the alleged existence of a prejudicial question.

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ResusPhil. The Supreme Court held that the authority of the Pambarangzy of Justice to review and order the withdrawal of an Information kattarungang instances where he finds the absence of a prima facie case is not time-barred, albeit subject to the approval of the court, if its jurisdiction over the accused has meanwhile attached. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Upon receipt of the complaint, the chairman to the committee, most often the barangay captain, shall the next working day inform the parties of a meeting for mediation.

As alleged by the [petitioner] in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of her complaint-affidavit, respondent uttered the remarks subject matter of the instant case in the heat of anger. Also, the petition was not accompanied with the required attachments, i.

However, petitioner Agbayani’s only proof is her bare claim that she personally checked the records and found that her Comment was missing and 36 new documents had been inserted. The Judiciary Act ofas amended. The Secretary of Justice may dismiss the petition outright if he finds the same to be patently without merit or manifestly intended for delay, or when the issues raised therein are too unsubstantial to require consideration.

The compulsory process of arbitration is a pre-condition for the filing of the complaint in court.


Retrieved 18 December Barangays of the Philippines Philippine law Legal codes. Guidelines on the Katarungang Pambarangay procedure”. Oral defamation shall be punished by arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period if it is of a serious and insulting nature; otherwise, the penalty shall be arresto menor or a fine not exceeding pesos. In particular, petitioner Agbayani alleged that when the petition was filed on March 22,only five 5 documents were attached thereto, namely: That other legal or factual grounds exist to warrant a dismissal.


It is well to be reminded, first of all, that the rules of procedure should be viewed as mere instruments designed to facilitate the attainment of justice.

It is well-noted that the Supreme Court held that where the case is covered by P. I certify that the conclusions in the above Decision had been reached in consultation before the case was assigned to the writer of the opinion of the Courts Division.

Retrieved 16 November The CA also noted that there was proper service of the petition as required by the rules since the petitioner was able to file her comment thereon.

It is grave slander when it is of a serious and insulting nature. In a Resolution [4] rendered on February 12,the Office of the City Prosecutor of Las Pias City [5] found probable cause for the filing of the Information for grave oral defamation against Genabe. Petitioner Agbayani does not claim that she was never furnished, during the preliminary investigation, with copies of the alleged inserted documents, or that any of these documents were fabricated.

Pineda Pineda found that: The failure of petitioner to comply WITH ANY of the foregoing requirements shall constitute sufficient ground for the dismissal of the petition.

Petitioner Agbayani alleged that Undersecretary Pineda unfairly heeded only to the arguments interposed by respondent Genabe in her comment; and the CA, in turn, took his findings and reasoning as gospel truth.

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The answer to both posers should be in the affirmative. That there is no katxrungang of any reversible error. In particular, it is a rule that uttering defamatory words in the heat of anger, with some provocation on the part of the offended party constitutes only a light felony.

Here, petitioner Agbayani failed to show that the instant case is not one of the exceptions enumerated above. Per Section 12, R. Supreme Court Administrative Circular.