Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Twelfth Congress
Third Regular Session


Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eight day of July, two thousand three.

Republic Act No. 9252             February 24, 2004

AN ACT AMENDING SECITN 29 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980"

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Section 29 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980 is hereby amended to read as follows:

"In every city which does not form part of a metropolitan area there shall be a municipal trial court with one branch except as hereunder provided:

Two branches for Laoag City;

Four branches for Baguio City;

Three branches for Dagupan;

Five branches for Olangapo City;

Three branches for Cabanatuan City;

Two branches for San Jose City;

Three branches for Angeles City;

Two branches for Cavite City;

Two branches for Batangas City;

Three branches for San Pablo City;

Two branches for Lucena City;

Three branches for Naga City;

Three branches for Iriga City;

Three branches for Legaspi City;

Two branches for Roxas City;

Four branches for Iloilo City;

Seven branches for Bacolod City;

Two branches for Dumagueta City;

Two branches for Tacloban City;

Eight branches for Mandaue City;

Two branches for Tagbilaran City;

Two branches for Surigao City;

Two branches for Butuan City;

Five branches for Cagayan De Oro City;

Seven branches for Davao City;

Three branches for General Santos City;

Two branches for Oroquieta City;

Three branches for Ozamis City;

Two branches for Dipolog City;

Four branches for Zamboanga City;

Two branches for Pagadian City; and

Two branches for Iligan City."

Section 2. The said additional Municipal Trial Court branch shall be known as "Municipal Trial Court of San Pablo Branch II, and Branch III", to be located in the City of San Pablo, Province of Laguna.

Section 3. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in coordination with the Secretary of the Department of Justice, shall immediately include in its program and issue such rules and regulations for the operationalization of the Municipal Trial Court of San Pablo City Branches II and III, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


Approved,

FRANKLIN DRILON
President of the Senate

JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of the Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on January 14, 2004 and December 15, 2003, respectively.

OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of Senate

ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General
House of Represenatives

Approved: February 24, 2004

GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines


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