CIRCULAR NO. 22-93 April 23, 1993

TO: THE COURT OF APPEALS, SANDIGANBAYAN, COURT OF TAX APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, SHARI'A DISTRICT COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS

SUBJECT: SECTION 18-A, AMENDMENT TO RULE 141

For the information and guidance of all concerned , quoted hereunder is the resolution of the Court En Banc in Adm. Matter No. 93-2-036-SC. Re: Proposed amendment to Rule 141 (Legal Fees), dated February 16, 1993, to wit:

A.M. NO. 93-2-036-SC. Re: Proposed amendment to Rule 141 (Legal Fees). In view of the provision of Rep. Act 7309 establishing the Board of Claims for individuals who may have suffered unlawful imprisonment or violations, the Court Resolved to APPROVE the Proposed Amendment to Rule 141 by adding Sec. 18-A as follows:

Sec. 18-A. In addition to the fees imposed in the preceding sections, a victim-compensation fee of five (P5.00) pesos pursuant to Rep. Act No. 7309 shall be assessed and collected for the filing of every complaint or petition initiating an ordinary civil action, or special proceedings in the trial courts including civil actions impliedly instituted with criminal actions under Rule 111, Revised Rules on Criminal Procedure where a filing fee is likewise collected. All sums collected shall be remitted to the Department of Justice every quarter by the Clerk of Court concerned.

The collection of this fee shall begin fifteen (15) days after the publication of the proposed amendment as published in a newspaper of general circulation.

The proposed amendment was published in the Manila Bulletin on March 24, 1993.

April 23, 1993.

(Sgd.) ERNANI CRUZ PAÑO

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