New Rules of Court to Take Effect on May 1
May 05, 2020
The amendments to the Revised Rules on Evidence (Administrative Matter No. 19-08-15-SC) and Rules of Civil Procedure (Administrative Matter No. 19-10-20-SC) (collectively, the “Amended Rules”) will take effect on May 1, 2020. The Philippine Supreme Court approved these amendments to help minimize delays in court litigation and to expedite the resolution of cases.
The Amended Rules reflect developments in law, codify Supreme Court rulings and international conventions, and incorporate technological advancements. They also introduce significant changes that will affect how cases are initiated, tried, and resolved.
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