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2016 REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES

2017-03-02

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Philippine Consulate in Toronto is pleased to inform the Filipino Community in Canada of the 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases (A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC), which increased from Php100,000 to Php200,000, exclusive of interest and costs, the amount or value of the claim falling within the jurisdiction of small claims courts.

Section 5 of the Revised Rules, on applicability, states that the rules apply in all actions that are purely civil in nature, where the claim or relief prayed for by the plaintiff is solely for payment or reimbursement of sum of money.

This judicial development was made to protect and advance the Constitutional rights of persons to a speedy disposition of their cases, provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the disposition of small claims cases, and, introduce innovation and best practice for the benefit of the underprivileged.

The Supreme Court of the Philippines promulgated said revision which took effect on 01 February 2016.

Click here to access the full text of the 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases (A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC).

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