Republic Act No. 10565

Link to law: http://www.gov.ph/2013/05/22/republic-act-no-10565/
Published: 2013-05-24

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S. No. 3023

H. No. 6847

Republic of the Philippines

Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Fifteenth Congress

Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, or Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10565]

AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF DIGOS, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980″, AS AMENDED AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

SECTION 1. One (1) additional Regional Trial Court branch for Digos City, Davao del Sur, with seat thereat, is hereby created in the Eleventh Judicial Region.

SEC. 2. The Supreme Court shall assign the branch number for the newly created branch.

SEC. 3. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in coordination with the Secretary of the Department of Justice, shall immediately include in the Court’s program the implementation of this Act. The funding therefor shall likewise be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. The funds necessary for the operation of the Court herein created shall be appropriated and released only upon the actual organization of the Court and the appointment of its personnel.

SEC. 4. Section 14(l) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as “The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980”, as amended, as well as other provisions that may be inconsistent herewith, are hereby deemed repealed, modified and/or further amended.

SEC. 5. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after completion of its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House

of Representatives

(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate

This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3023 and House Bill No. 6847 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 15, 2012 and February 6, 2013, respectively.

(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General

House of Representatives

(Sgd.) EDWIN B. BELLEN
Acting Senate Secretary

Approved: MAY 22 2013

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines