Supreme Court of the Philippines Information Wallsheets
- Stages of Civil Actions in Philippine Courts [316kb, 7 pages]
- Stages of Criminal Actions in Philippine Courts [612kb, 9 pages]
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(Note: I designed these PDFs way back in 2003 and have not been able to revise them. Please check the Supreme Court website for any change in the legal procedures.)
- Legal Procedures 01: Jurisdiction of trial courts MTC, RTC (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 02: Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 03: Katarungang Pambarangay (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 04: Cases not subject to Katarungang Pambarangay (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 05: Preliminary investigation (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 06: Arrest and bail (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 07: Search and seizure (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 08: Rights of the accused (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 10: Pleadings and motions before arraignment (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 11: Arraignment and pre-trial (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 12: Trial procedure in criminal cases (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 13: Motions during trial of a criminal case (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 14: Criminal cases subject to Summary Procedure (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 15: Summary Procedure in criminal cases (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 17: Promulgation of judgment in criminal cases (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 18: Remedies after conviction (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 19: Duration of penalties (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 20: Extinction and prescription of the crime; civil liability (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 22: Filing of complaint and answer in civil cases (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 23: Default or failure to answer (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 24: Motion to Dismiss (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 25: Kinds of pleadings and motions in civil cases (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 26: After the last pleading or motion (download PDF)
- Legal Procedures 28: Pre-trial conference in civil cases (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 30: Trial procedure in civil cases (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 31: Civil cases under Summary Procedure (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 32: Summary Procedure in civil cases (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 33: Legal Procedures 33: Modes of discovery (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 34: Provisional remedies, injunction, TRO (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 35: Promulgation of judgment in civil cases (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 36: Motions and petitions for losing party (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 37: Execution of judgment in civil cases (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 38: Appeal from MTC to RTC (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 39: Appeal from RTC to Court of Appeals (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 40: Appeal to the Supreme Court (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 41: Special Civil Actions (PDF)
- Legal Procedures 42: Special Proceeding (PDF)
The use of graphics or cartoons to illustrate these PDF materials follows the theory of Jerry Lucas, renowned memory expert and one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time. He said that people tend to remember words, things or ideas better and faster when they are associated with funny, fantastic or outlandish images. Lucas wrote a book on how to memorize the Bible. The use of these graphics also lessens the intimidation felt by people (non-lawyers and non-law students) when studying legal topics.
Most of the PDFs are printed one topic per letter-sized paper. You can cut the PDFs along the dashed lines and then compile them into a hard bound or ring bound album. Or you can place related pages side by side on 8.5 by 13 sized paper (landscape orientation) and then compile them into an album.
Issue no. 001 June 17, 2008 Can a husband and wife in a notarized document declare that they are free to marry other persons and that they will not file charges against each other?
Issue no. 002 June 31, 2008 Adultery, concubinage, psychological violence, and marital infidelity
Issue no. 003 July 16, 2008 If a husband and wife have not seen each other for more than seven years, is their marriage automatically void?
Issue no. 004 July 31, 2008 Financial support for abandoned woman and her children
Issue no. 005 August 15, 2008 What surname should illegitimate children use? Problems and issues with RA 9255 and its implementing guidelines
Issue no. 006 August 30, 2008 The right of a divorced Filipino spouse to remarry under Article 26 of the Family Code
Issue no. 007 September 15, 2008 SEC registration of local Baptist churches; corporation sole and religious society or aggregate
Issue no. 008 September 30, 2008 Visitation rights over illegitimate children
Issue no. 009 October 15, 2008 Due process in the termination of employment; employee must be given five days to answer charges against him
Issue no. 010 November 15, 2008 Property rights of foreigners married to Filipino citizens; Can foreign citizens own lands or houses in the Philippines?
Issue no. 011 December 15, 2008 Primer on Republic Act No. 9439 Hospital Detention Law
Issue no. 012 January 15, 2009 Procedures in domestic and inter-country adoption; simulation of birth is illegal
Issue no. 013 February 15, 2009 Can a mother be deprived of custody of her child? What determines the fitness of a parent in custody battles over children?
Issue no. 014 March 15, 2009 Miss, Ms. or Mrs? Philippine law on surnames for married women
Issue no. 015 April 30, 2009 How to compute the legitime (share in the inheritance) of illegitimate children
Issue no. 016 May 31, 2009 Philippine law on household helpers
Issue no. 017 June 30, 2009 RA 9485 Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007
Issue no. 018 July 31, 2009 Void marriages
Issue no. 019 August 31, 2009 Voidable marriages
Issue no. 020 September 30, 2009 If a woman gets pregnant by a man not her husband, will the child be legitimate or illegitimate?
Issue no. 021 October 31, 2009 Can nephews and nieces inherit from grandparents, unmarried uncles or aunts?