SUBJECT: DISPOSITION OF "INHERITED CASES" FORWARDED TO THE JUDICIARY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OFFICE (JPDIO)
To facilitate the early disposition of a total of 266 inherited cases which were transmitted to the JPDIO, now defunct pursuant to Administrative Circular # 4-97 dated April 1, 1997, the following guidelines shall be adopted:
A judge to whom an inherited case was raffled/assigned, shall have 6 months from receipt of the records of the case, within which to decide the case. However, when an inherited case involves a detention prisoner, the judge to whom said case was raffled/assigned shall decide the same not later than 3 months from receipt of the records.
The decision together with the records of the case shall be transmitted to the branch where the case was filed, for promulgation thereof.
A manifestation of compliance together with a copy of the decision duly signed by the judge concerned shall be submitted to the office of the Court Administrator upon the expiration of the 3 months / 6 months period, as the case may be.
For strict compliance.
January 28, 1998
(Sgd.) ANDRES R. NARVASA
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