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WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IN THE KATARUNGAN PAMBARANGAY LAW? 1. While the dispute is under mediation conciliation or arbitration, the prescriptive. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT NO INDIVIDUAL CAN GO DIRECTLY TO COURT OR ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION OF HIS/HER . Pambarangay Law? As a general rule, all disputes may be the subject of barangay conciliation before the Katarungang Pambarangay, except for the following.

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Moreover, a computer verification requested by the petitioner showed that the prosecutor assigned to the case had received a copy of the petitioners comment. This was also the tenor of the sworn statements of the witnesses for complainant. We reiterate what we have stated i n Yao v.

For, the irresistible thrust of the assailed CA decision is that the DOJ Secretary is peremptorily barred from taking a second hard look at his decision and, in appropriate cases, reverse or modify the same unless and until a motion for reconsideration is timely interposed and pursued. That pambaranfay is no showing of any reversible error. This decree was replaced by the Local Government Code of Effect of failure to comply with the requirements.

Views Read Edit View history. Bonifacio Sanz Maceda, the Presiding Judge of Branchwhom she claimed had committed against her grievous acts that outrage moral and social conduct.

It is well-noted that the Supreme Court held that where the case is covered by P. Agbayani asserted that these thirty-six 36 documents were surreptitiously and illegally attached to the records of the case, an act constituting extrinsic fraud and grave misconduct. A recipe for success? That the procedure or any of the requirements herein provided has not been complied with. They are not to be applied with severity and rigidity when such application would clearly defeat the very rationale for their conception and existence.

Upon receipt of the complaint, the chairman to the committee, most often the barangay captain, shall the next working day inform the parties of a meeting for mediation. The system exists to help decongest the regular courts and works mostly as “alternative, community-based mechanism for dispute resolution of conflicts,” [1] also described as a “compulsory mediation process at the village level.

Abdulwahid and Mariflor Punzalan Castillo, concurring; rollopp. We shall first tackle Agbayani’s arguments on the first two issues raised in the instant petition.

The Judiciary Act ofas amended. Maintaining her stance, Agbayani raised the following, to wit: This matter was readily brought to the attention of Undersecretary Pineda by petitioner Agbayani in her motion for reconsideration, who however must surely have found such contention without merit, and thus denied the motion.

Or, he may proceed with the investigation if the complaint in his view is sufficient and in proper form. And since the crime committed by respondent Genabe consisted of her exact utterances, the DOJ erred in downgrading the same to slight oral defamation, completely disregarding the finding by the Investigating Prosecutor of probable cause for the greater offense of grave oral defamation.

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Section 5 of the NPS Rules on Appeal also provides that the petition for review must be accompanied by a legible duplicate original or certified true copy of the resolution appealed from, together with legible true copies of the complaint, affidavits or sworn statements and other evidence submitted by the parties during the preliminary investigation or reinvestigation. The complaint-affidavit, however, failed to show that the instant case was previously referred to the barangay for conciliation in compliance with Sections andparagraph dof the Local Government Code, which provides: In fact, at least seven 7 of these documents were copies of her own submissions to the investigating panbarangay.

Oral defamation under Article of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, is penalized as follows: As to the charge of extrinsic fraud, which consists of the alleged suppression of Agbayani’s Comment and the unauthorized insertion of documents in the records of the case with the DOJ, we agree with the CA that pambaangay is a serious charge, especially pambatangay made against the Undersecretary of Justice; and in order for it to prosper, it must be supported by clear and convincing evidence.

But while prosecutors lsw given sufficient latitude of discretion in the determination of probable cause, their findings are still subject to review by the Secretary of Justice.

The lupon of each barangay shall have authority to bring together the parties actually residing in the same city or municipality for amicable settlement of all disputes, except: Subject Matter for Amicable Settlement; Exception thereto. After careful evaluation and consideration of the evidence on record, we find merit in the instant petition. Pineda Pineda found that: This show of liberality is, to us, within the competence of the DOJ Secretary to make.


Court of Appeals [33] that: Cosico, with Associate Justices Hakim S. Agbayanis c omment was completely disregarded and suppressed in the records of the DOJ. Surely, this power la the Secretary of Justice to review includes the discretion to accept additional evidence from the investigating prosecutor or from herein respondent Genabe, evidence which nonetheless appears to have already been submitted to the investigating prosecutor but inadvertently omitted by her when she filed katarungxng petition.