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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We find no merit in the above arguments.


That the accused had already been arraigned when the appeal was taken. Barangays of the Philippines Philippine law Legal codes.

The compulsory process of arbitration is a pre-condition for the filing of the complaint in court. That the procedure or any of the requirements herein provided has not been complied with. Court of Kataurngang, G. As the Court pointed out in Torres, Jr. Maintaining her stance, Agbayani raised the following, to wit: On motion for reconsideration by the petitioner, the CA denied the same in its Resolution [11] dated July 3, Almost all civil disputes and many crimes with potential prison sentences of one year or less or fines 5, or less.

Or, he may proceed with the investigation if the complaint in his view is sufficient and in proper form. Surely, this power of the Secretary of Justice to review includes the discretion to accept additional evidence from the investigating 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. A party-litigant is to be given the fullest opportunity to establish the merits of his complaint or defense rather than for him to lose life, liberty, honor or property on mere technicalities.

Anent the charge of non-compliance with the rules on appeal, Sections 5 and 6 of the aforesaid DOJ Circular provide: The gravity depends upon: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Alfredo Flores Tadiar was the principal author of Presidential DecreeThe Katarungang Pambarangay Law, [8] and he also wrote its implementing rulesrequiring prior conciliation as a condition for judicial recourse.



Apparently, the DOJ found probable cause only for slight oral defamation. Hence, the instant petition. Presidential Decree talks an unofficial “time-honored tradition of amicably settling disputes among family and barangay members at the barangay level without judicial resources”.

Views Read Edit View history. 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 as 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 to amount to an evasion of positive duty enjoined or to act at all in contemplation of law.

Also, the petition was not accompanied with the required attachments, i. Respondent Genabe actually mentioned on page 2 of her petition for review to the DOJ the name of the petitioner as the private complainant, as well as indicated the latters address on the last page thereof as RTC BranchLas Pias City.

Besides “hybrid courts”, other authors have described the system as a “Non-State Justice System”. All told, we find that the CA did not commit reversible error in upholding the Resolution dated May 17, of the DOJ as we, likewise, find the same to be in accordance with law and jurisprudence.

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. Psmbarangay page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Court of Appeals [33] that: A recipe for success?

Katarungang Pambarangayor the Barangay Justice System is a local justice system in the Philippines.

Retrieved 13 December In other words, if strict adherence to the letter of the law would result in absurdity and manifest injustice, or where the merit of a party’s cause is apparent and outweighs consideration of non-compliance with certain formal requirements, procedural rules should definitely be liberally construed.


Perez[24] succinctly summarizes the general rules relative to criminal prosecution: Per Section 12, R. Agbayani Agbayani assails the resolution of the Department of Justice DOJ which directed the withdrawal of her complaint kataarungang grave oral defamation filed against respondent Loida Marcelina J.

Katarungang Pambarangay

Respondent Genabe was of a highly volatile personality prone to throw fits sumpongswho thus shared a hostile working environment with her co-employees, particularly with her superiors, Agbayani and Hon. 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 petitioner filed a motion for reconsideration, which was denied in a Resolution [9] dated June 25, Where the complaint a did not state that it is one of excepted cases, or b it did not allege prior availment of said conciliation process, or pambarangxy did not have a certification that no conciliation had been reached by the parties, the case should be dismissed.

The party taking the appeal shall be referred to in the petition as either “Complainant-Appellant” or “Respondent-Appellant.

As to the charge of extrinsic fraud, which consists of the alleged suppression of Agbayani’s Comment and the unauthorized insertion of documents in the records of the case with the DOJ, we agree with the CA that this is a serious charge, especially if made against the Undersecretary of Justice; and in order for it to prosper, it must be supported by clear and convincing evidence. The decision whether to dismiss a complaint or not, is dependent upon the sound discretion of the prosecuting fiscal and, ultimately, that of the Secretary of Justice.

The Judiciary Act ofas amended.