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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Even the Rules of Court reflects this principle.

Dela Pea[10] the CA stated that for grave abuse of discretion to exist, the complained act must constitute a capricious and whimsical exercise of judgment katraungang it is equivalent to lack of jurisdiction, or when the power is exercised in an arbitrary or despotic manner by reason of passion or personal hostility, and it must be so patent and gross as kaharungang amount to an evasion of positive duty enjoined or to act at all in contemplation of law. The party taking the appeal shall be referred to in the petition as either “Complainant-Appellant” or “Respondent-Appellant.

On motion for reconsideration by the petitioner, the CA denied the same in its Resolution [11] dated July 3, Perez[24] succinctly summarizes the general rules relative to criminal prosecution: The Llaw may reverse, affirm or modify the appealed resolution.

After careful evaluation and consideration of the evidence on record, we find merit in the instant petition. We find no merit in the above arguments. Presidential Decree talks an unofficial “time-honored tradition of amicably settling disputes among family and barangay katarunganh at the barangay level without judicial resources”.

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There has long been a traditional, local system of resolving disputes. Section 3 of the above Rules states that an appeal to the DOJ must be taken within fifteen 15 days from receipt of the resolution or of the denial of the motion for reconsideration. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Retrieved 16 December Petitioner Agbayani reiterated that her version of the incident was corroborated by several witnesses officemates of Agbayani and Genabewhile that of Genabe was not.


Besides “hybrid courts”, other authors have described the system as a “Non-State Justice System”. Findings of the Secretary of Justice are not subject to review unless made with grave abuse of discretion. As we said in Santos v. Section 5 of the NPS Rules on Appeal also provides that the petition for review must be accompanied by a legible duplicate original or certified true copy of the resolution appealed from, together with legible true copies of the complaint, affidavits or sworn statements and other evidence submitted by the parties during the preliminary investigation or reinvestigation.

Cosico, with Associate Justices Hakim S. The Supreme Court held that the authority of the Secretary of Justice to review and order the withdrawal of an Information in 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.

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. The lupon of each barangay shall have authority to bring together the parties actually residing in the same city or municipality for amicable settlement of all disputes except: The petition is bereft of merit.

As the Court pointed out in Torres, Jr. The answer to both posers should be in the affirmative. Where the complaint a did not state that it is katarungahg of excepted cases, or b it did not allege prior availment of said conciliation process, or c did not have a certification that no conciliation had been reached by the parties, the case should be dismissed. Oral defamation under Article of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, is penalized as follows: As alleged by the [petitioner] in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of her complaint-affidavit, respondent uttered the remarks subject pambaranhay of the instant case in the heat of anger.

Moreover, a computer verification requested by the petitioner showed that the prosecutor assigned to the case had received a copy of the katarnugang comment.

Surely, this power of the Secretary of Justice to review includes the discretion katarunganb accept additional evidence from the oaw prosecutor or from herein respondent Genabe, evidence which nonetheless appears to have already been submitted to the investigating prosecutor but inadvertently omitted by her when she filed her petition.


They are not to be applied with severity and rigidity when such application would clearly defeat the very rationale for their conception and existence. That the procedure or any of the requirements herein provided has not been complied with.


While it may be presumed that the motion to defer arraignment accompanying the petition should also be filed within the appeal period, respondent Genabe can not actually be faulted if the resolution thereof was made after the lapse of the period to appeal.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We rule that his determination that the defamation was uttered while the respondent was in extreme excitement or in a state of passion and obfuscation, rendering her offense of lesser gravity than if it had been made with cold and calculating deliberation, is beyond the ambit of our review. Retrieved 16 November This show of liberality is, to us, within the competence of the DOJ Secretary to make.

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As for Document Nos. While the foregoing doctrine is handed down in civil cases, it is submitted that the same should apply to criminal cases covered by, but filed without complying with, the provisions of P. I certify that the conclusions in the above Decision had been reached in consultation before the case was assigned to the writer of katarungahg opinion of the Courts Division.

Subject Matter for Amicable Settlement; Exception thereto. CAPhil. This decree pambraangay replaced by the Local Government Code of That the petition was filed beyond the period prescribed in Section 3 hereof.