- Amendment to B.P. Blg. 129 (Additional MTCC and RTC Branches in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu)
- Republic Act No. 10578
May 24, 2013
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10578
AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND SEVEN (7) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF LAPU-LAPU, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
SECTION 1. Two (2) additional Municipal Trial Court in Cities branches and seven (7) additional Regional Trial Court branches for Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu in the Seventh Judicial Region, with seats thereat, are hereby created.
SECTION 2. The Supreme Court shall assign the respective branch numbers for the newly created branches.
SECTION 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 Courts herein created shall be appropriated and released only upon the actual organization of the Courts and the appointment of its personnel.
SECTION 4. Sections 14 (h) and 29 of TaDCEc
SECTION 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: May 24, 2013.