Notice For Filipinos Residing in Japan
THE 2016 REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES
This is to inform Filipinos residing in Japan of the 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases, which took effect on 01 February 2016.
The Revised Rules allow indigent litigants to file their money claims from a ceiling of PhP 100,000.00 to a new ceiling of Php 200,000.00, without the assistance of lawyers.
Section 5 of the Revised Rules, on applicability, states that the rules apply in all actions that are purely civil in nature, where the claim or relief prayed for by the plaintiff is solely for payment or reimbursement of sum of money.
The Revised Rules were promulgated to protect and advance the constitutional rights of persons to a speedy disposition of their cases, provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the disposition of small claims cases, and introduce innovations and best practice for the benefit of the underprivileged.
Please check the Supreme Court’s webpage for The 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases (http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/smallclaims/SMALL%20CLAIMS%20PAMPHLET.pdf) for more information.