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AN ACT CREATING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ANGELES, PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA, 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. Six (6) additional Regional Trial Court branches for Angeles City, Pampanga, with seats thereat, are hereby created in the Third 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 Court’s 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(c) 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Act of 1980?, as amended, as well as other provisions that may be inconsistent herewith, are hereby deemed repealed, modified and/or further amended.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. 3056 and House Bill No. 6853 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on September 17, 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 24 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III President of the Philippines
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