1. To investigate administrative complaints against Municipal and City Judges, and other court personnel within his administrative area; and to submit his findings and recommendations to the Supreme Court.
2. To supervise directly the work and activities of the Clerk of Court and his staff.
3. To exercise general supervision of all personnel in all branches (salas) within the administrative area; provided that such supervision in matters not herein expressly provided shall not interfere with the internal control of, and management by, each judge over his own branch (sala).
4. To re-assign temporarily the personnel of one branch (sala) to another branch (sala) or to the Office of the Clerk of Court, in case of vacancy in the position of Presiding Judge of a branch (sala), or when the interest of the service requires. In the latter case, the assignment shall be made in consultation with the Presiding Judge of the branch (sala) concerned; and, in cases of disagreement, the assignment by the Executive Judge shall be effective immediately, unless revoked by the Supreme Court.
5. To personally authorize disbursements for maintenance and repair of court equipment and for travel expenses of sheriffs and process servers out of funds in the custody of the Clerk of Court received by him as cash advances from the Supreme Court, in an amount not exceeding One Thousand Five Hundred (P1,500.00) Pesos for each branch (sala) per quarter, provided that said amount may be increased or reduced for any one branch (sala) as long as the total disbursements for all branches (salas) do not exceed the aggregate amount herein authorized; and, provided further that additional amounts in excess of such aggregate, when necessary, may be applied for from the Supreme Court.
6. To enforce compliance by the court personnel of the duties imposed upon them in virtue of their position as well as additional duties as may be given to or required of them by the Presiding Judge or the Executive Judge.
7. To recommend to the Supreme Court the imposition upon erring employees of such disciplinary sanctions as may be necessary and proper; and, pending the administrative investigation or its review by the Supreme Court, to place the respondent under preventive suspension in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, furnishing the Supreme Court a copy of the order of suspension and the grounds therefor without unnecessary delay.
8. To disseminate and implement all administrative orders and circulars issued by the Supreme Court to all courts within his area of administrative supervision.
9. To coordinate the development and implementation of court operational improvement programs.
10. To visit and inspect municipal and provincial jails and their prisoners as required by Section 1730 of the Revised Administrative Code and by applicable rules and regulations.
11. To act on applications of, and to issue commissions to, notaries public within his administrative area and to compel observance of their duties as provided by law.
12. To designate, with immediate notice to the Supreme Court, the municipal judge to try cases in other municipalities within his area of administrative supervision, in case of absence or incapacity of the municipal judge concerned, which designation shall be effective immediately, unless revoked by the Supreme Court.
13. To assign, with the prior approval of the Chief Justice, Municipal and City Judges to hear and determine cadastral cases as provided by law.
14. To apprise the Supreme Court of vacancies and requirements for additional court personnel within his area of administrative supervision, and to submit his recommendations with respect to vacancies in the Office of the Clerk of Court, and the recommendations of the Presiding Judge with respect to the latter's staff.
15. To supervise the raffling and assignment of all cases, in accordance with Circular No. 7, dated September 23, 1974, and where in his opinion the matter is of such urgency that immediate action should be taken, to act on all injunctions, restraining orders and other interlocutory matters prior to the assignment of cases to a specific judge, without prejudice to any subsequent action that may be taken by the Judge to whom any particular case is assigned. A particular matter is deemed urgent if, unless it is immediately acted upon, the main cause of action or principal relief sought may become moot and academic. Paragraph IV of Circular No. 7, is accordingly hereby amended.
16. To insure the adequate court facilities are provided for, in coordination with the proper local government officials.
17. To improve judicial services and facilitate the administration of justice, in coordination with court related government agencies and the Chapters of the Integrated Bar within his area of administrative supervision.
18. To submit an annual report to the Supreme Court.