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Bersamin wants Rules of Court revised


Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin has expressed his plans to revise during his 11-month tenure the Rules of Court in order to speed up the resolution of various cases.

“A priority initiative will be revision of the Rules of Court,” he disclosed during the JUSTICE Project event in Manila.

“This is the main body of our Procedural Law and this is entrusted only to the Supreme Court to modify or revise or amend, improve or to diminish,” he explained.

Bersamin pointed out “the attempt to revise will be to make our judicial processes adaptive to technology, and this will in turn ensure the speedy disposition of cases and the access to justice for the poor.”

The Chief Justice bared “we have often discussed in the Supreme Court the need for revision, massive revision.”

Established in 1940, Bersamin noted the Rules of Court was first revised in 1964.

After which, he said “there were sporadic revisions in 1997, the major part of the Rules was revised—the Civil Procedure.”