Entitled: AN ACT CREATING THREE ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR [ SECOND REGULAR SESSION, 15TH CONGRESS ] [ 2011 ] 11/16/2011 Introduced by Senator FRANCIS "CHIZ" G. ESCUDERO; 11/21/2011 Read on First Reading and Referred to the Committee(s) on JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS and FINANCE; [ 2012 ] 4/25/2012 Conducted JOINT COMMITTEE MEETINGS/HEARINGS; [ THIRD REGULAR SESSION, 15TH CONGRESS ] 9/11/2012 Returned and submitted jointly by the Committee(s) on JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS and FINANCE per Committee Report No. 367, recommending its approval with amendment; 9/12/2012 Committee Report Calendared for Ordinary Business; 9/12/2012 Sponsor: Senator FRANCIS "CHIZ" G. ESCUDERO; 10/9/2012 Transferred from the Calendar for Ordinary Business to the Calendar for Special Order; 10/9/2012 Sponsorship speech of Senator FRANCIS "CHIZ" G. ESCUDERO; 10/9/2012 Period of interpellation closed; 10/9/2012 Period of committee amendments; 10/9/2012 Period of committee amendments closed; 10/9/2012 Period of individual amendments closed; 10/9/2012 Approved on Second Reading with Amendments; 10/10/2012 Printed Copies were distributed to the Senators; 10/15/2012 Approved on Third Reading; 10/15/2012 In favor: (13) JOKER P. ARROYO, FRANKLIN M. DRILON, JINGGOY P. EJERCITO-ESTRADA, JUAN PONCE ENRILE, FRANCIS "CHIZ" G. ESCUDERO, TEOFISTO "TG" GUINGONA III, GREGORIO B. HONASAN II, PANFILO M. LACSON, MANUEL "LITO" M. LAPID, FERDINAND "BONGBONG" R. MARCOS, SERGIO R. OSMENA III, FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN and VICENTE C. SOTTO III; 10/15/2012 Against: N o n e; 10/15/2012 Abstention: N o n e; 10/18/2012 Sent to the House of Representatives requesting for concurrence; [ 2013 ] 2/14/2013 House of Representatives adopted SBN-3040 as an amendment to HBN-6865 on February 6, 2013;(O.B. dated 6/6/2013) 3/18/2013 Enrolled copies of the consolidated version of SBN-3040 and HBN-6865, sent to the House of Representatives for the signature of the Speaker and the Secretary General; 4/15/2013 Enrolled copies of the consolidated version of SBN-3040 and HBN-6865, received by the Senate, already signed by the Speaker and the Secretary General of the House of Representatives; 4/18/2013 Enrolled copies of the consolidated version of SBN-3040 and HBN-6865, sent to the Office of the President of the Philippines, through PLLO, for the signature and approval of His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III; 5/15/2013 Approved and signed into law, in consolidation with HBN-6865, by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III and became; 5/15/2013 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10547.
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AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980″, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Three (3) additional Regional Trial Court branches for Puerto Princesa, Palawan, with seats thereat, are hereby created in the Fourth Judicial Region.
SEC. 2. The Supreme Court shall assign the respective branch numbers for the newly created branches.
SEC. 3. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in coordination with the Secretary of the Department of Justice, shall immediately include in the Courts program the implementation of this Act. The funding therefor shall likewise be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. The funds necessary for the operation of the Courts herein created shall be appropriated and released only upon the actual organization of the Courts and the appointment of its personnel.
SEC. 4. Section 14(e) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as “The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980?, as amended, as well as other provisions that may be inconsistent herewith, are hereby deemed repealed, modified and/or further amended.
|(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR. Speaker of the House of Representatives||(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE President of the Senate|
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3040 and House Bill No. 6865 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 15, 2012 and February 6, 2013, respectively.
|(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP Secretary General House of Representatives||(Sgd.) EDWIN B. BELLEN Acting Senate Secretary|
Approved: MAY 15 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III President of the Philippines
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