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DELINATION OF COURT JURISDICTION

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A. CRIMINAL CASES

1 Alarms and Scandal X arresto menor or a fine not
exceeding P200 pesos
2 Arbitrary Detention X reclusion temporal, if the detention
shall have exceeded six months.
X arresto mayor in its maximum period
to prision correccional in its
minimum period, if the detention
has not exceeded three days; prision
mayor, if the detention has
continued for more than fifteen days
but not more than six months;
3 Arson X reclusion temporal in its maximum
period to reclusion perpetua;
prision mayor:

X prision correccional in its maximum
period to prision mayor in its
medium period:
(a) If a building used as dwelling
located in an uninhabited place is set
on fire and the damage caused
exceeds 1,000 pesos;
(b) If the value or the damage
caused in the case mentioned in
paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision
2 of this article does not exceed 200
pesos.
arresto mayor and a fine ranging
from fifty to one hundred per
centum if the damage caused shall
be imposed, when the property
burned consists of grain fields,
pasture lands, forests, or plantations
when the value of such property
does not exceed 200 pesos.


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of years imprisonment)
4 Child Abuse X reclusion temporal in its medium
period to reclusion perpetua

5 Child Pornography X reclusion temporal in its medium
period to reclusion perpetua

6 Concubinage / Adultery X prision correccional in its minimum
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7 Cybercrime X The Regional Trial Court shall have
jurisdiction over any violation of the
provisions of this Act. including any
violation committed by a Filipino
national regardless of the place of
commission

8 Direct Assault X prision correccional in its medium
and maximum periods and a fine not
exceeding P1,000 pesos, when the
assault is committed with a weapon
or when the offender is a public
officer or employee, or when the
offender lays hands upon a person in
authority. If none of these
circumstances be present, the
penalty of prision correccional in its
minimum period and a fine not
exceeding P500 pesos shall be
imposed.
9 Election offenses X imprisonment of not less than one
year but not more than six years and
shall not be subject to probation
10 Estafa x if the amount of the fraud is over x prision correccional in its maximum


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12,000 pesos but does not exceed
22,000 pesos, and if such amount
exceeds the latter sum, the penalty
provided in this paragraph shall be
imposed in its maximum period,
adding one year for each additional
10,000 pesos; but the total penalty
which may be imposed shall not
exceed twenty years. In such cases,
and in connection with the
accessory penalties which may be
imposed under the provisions of
this Code, the penalty shall be
termed prision mayor or reclusion
temporal, as the case may be.
period to prision mayor in its
minimum period, if the amount of
the fraud is over 12,000 pesos but
does not exceed 22,000 pesos,
prision correccional in its minimum
and medium periods, if the amount
of the fraud is over 6,000 pesos but
does not exceed 12,000 pesos;
arresto mayor in its maximum period
to prision correccional in its
minimum period if such amount is
over 200 pesos but does not exceed
6,000 pesos; and arresto mayor in its
maximum period, if such amount
does not exceed 200 pesos,
11 Forcible Abduction X reclusion temporal.
12 Frustrated Homicide X penalty next lower in degree than
that prescribed by law for the
consummated felony shall be
imposed upon the principal in a
frustrated felony.

13 Frustrated Murder X penalty next lower in degree than
that prescribed by law for the
consummated felony shall be
imposed upon the principal in a
frustrated felony.

14 Grave Coercion X arresto mayor and a fine not
exceeding 500 pesos shall be
imposed upon any person who,
without authority of law, shall, by
means of violence, prevent another
from doing something not prohibited
by law, or compel him to do


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something against his will, whether it
be right or wrong.
15 Grave Threats X penalty next lower in degree than
that prescribed by law for the crime
be threatened to commit, if the
offender shall have made the threat
demanding money or imposing any
other condition, even though not
unlawful, and said offender shall
have attained his purpose. If the
offender shall not have attained his
purpose, the penalty lower by two
degrees shall be imposed.
X arresto mayor and a fine not
exceeding 500 pesos, if the threat
shall not have been made subject to
a condition.
16 Homicide X reclusion temporal.
17 Illegal Assembly X prision correccional in its maximum
period to prision mayor in its
medium period

18 Illegal Gambling (PD 1602) X prision mayor in its medium degree
or a fine ranging from Five Hundred
Pesos to Two Thousand Pesos for
certain provisions of the law
X prision correccional in its medium
degree or a fine of ranging from One
Thousand Pesos to Six Thousand
Pesos for certain provisions of the
law
19 Illegal Possession of Firearms X Prision mayor, reclusion temproral,
reclusion perpetua for certain
provisions of the law

20 Libel X prision correccional in its minimum
and medium periods or a fine
ranging from 200 to 6,000 pesos, or
both, in addition to the civil action
which may be brought by the
offended party.

21 Money Laundering X imprisonment ranging from seven


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(7) to fourteen (14) years and a fine
of not less than Three million
Philippine pesos (Php 3,000,000.00)
but not more than twice the value
of the monetary instrument or
property involved in the offense,
shall be imposed upon a person
convicted under Section 4(a) of this
Act.; imprisonment from four (4) to
seven (7) years and a fine of not
less than One million five hundred
thousand Philippine pesos
(Php1,500,000.00) but not more
than Three million Philippine pesos
(Php3,000,000.00), shall be
imposed upon a person convicted
under Section 4(b) of this Act.;
imprisonment from six (6) months
to four (4) years or a fine of not less
than One hundred thousand
Philippine pesos (Php100,000.00)
but not more than Five hundred
thousand Philippine pesos
(Php500,000.00), or both, shall be
imposed on a person convicted
under Section 4(c) of this Act.
22 Murder X reclusion temporal in its maximum
period to death

23 Physical Injuries X For Serious Physical injuries -
prision mayor, if in consequence of
the physical injuries inflicted, the
injured person shall become insane,
imbecile, impotent, or blind;
X For Serious Physical injuries - prision
correccional in its medium and
maximum periods, if in consequence
of the physical injuries inflicted, the
person injured shall have lost the use


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of speech or the power to hear or to
smell, or shall have lost an eye, a
hand, a foot, an arm, or a leg or shall
have lost the use of any such
member, or shall have become
incapacitated for the work in which
he was therefor habitually engaged; .
Also for less serious physical injuries,
Slight physical injuries and
maltreatment - arresto mayor and
arresto menor
24 Qualified Theft X penalties next higher by two
degrees than those respectively
specified in the next preceding
article, if committed by a domestic
servant, or with grave abuse of
confidence, or if the property
stolen is motor vehicle, mail matter
or large cattle or consists of
coconuts taken from the premises
of the plantation or fish taken from
a fishpond or fishery, or if property
is taken on the occasion of fire,
earthquake, typhoon, volcanic
erruption, or any other calamity,
vehicular accident or civil
disturbance.

25 Rape X reclusion perpetua.
26 Rebellion and Insurrection X reclusion perpetua.
27 Robbery X reclusion perpetua to death, when
by reason or on occasion of the
robbery, the crime of homicide
shall have been committed.



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28 Simple theft X prision correccional in its medium
and maximum periods, if the value of
the thing stolen is more than 6,000
pesos but does not exceed 12,000
pesos; prision correccional in its
minimum and medium periods, if the
value of the property stolen is more
than 200 pesos but does not exceed
6,000 pesos; Arresto mayor in its
medium period to prision
correccional in its minimum period, if
the value of the property stolen is
over 50 pesos but does not exceed
200 pesos; Arresto menor
29 Terrorism X reclusion perpetua.
30 Unjust Vexation X arresto menor or a fine not
exceeding 200 pesos
31 Violation of Anti-Drugs Law X Life imprisonment, 12 years and 1
day to 20 years,6 years and 1 day to
12 years and a fine not exceeding
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32 Violation of BP 22 (Bouncing Checks) X Imprisonment of not less than thirty
days but not more than one (1) year
or by a fine of not less than but not
more than double the amount of the
check which fine shall in no case
exceed Two Hundred Thousand
Pesos, or both such fine and
imprisonment at the discretion of
the court.
33 Violation of Environmental Law X Where penalty does not exceed six
years as provided in forestry laws,
X Where penalty exceeds six years as
provided in forestry laws, fishery


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fishery laws, mining laws, NIPAS
laws, wildlife laws, cave laws and
pollution laws
laws, mining laws, NIPAS laws,
wildlife laws, cave laws and pollution
laws
34 Violation of IPR Law X Infringement OF PATENT:
imprisonment for the period of not
less than six (6) months but not
more than three (3) years and/or a
fine of not less than One hundred
thousand pesos (P100,000) but not
more than Three hundred thousand
pesos (P300,000), at the discretion
of the court. The criminal action
herein provided shall prescribed in
three (3) years from date of the
commission of the crime.
Infringement of TRADEMARKS:
imprisonment from two (2) years to
five (5) years and a fine ranging
from Fifty thousand pesos
(P50,000) to Two hundred
thousand pesos (P200,000), shall be
imposed on any person who is
found guilty of committing any of
the acts mentioned in Section 155,
Section 168 and Subsection 169.1;
Infringement of copyrights:
(a) Imprisonment of one (1)
year to three (3) years plus a fine
ranging from Fifty thousand pesos
(P50,000) to One hundred fifty
thousand pesos (P150,000) for the
first offense.
(b) Imprisonment of three (3)



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years and one (1) day to six (6)
years plus a fine ranging from One
hundred fifty thousand pesos
(P150,000) to Five hundred
thousand pesos (P500,000) for the
second offense.
(c) Imprisonment of six (6)
years and one (1) day to nine (9)
years plus a fine ranging from Five
hundred thousand pesos
(P500,000) to One million five
hundred thousand pesos
(P1,500,000) for the third and
subsequent offenses.
35 Violation of ordinances X Not to exceed one year
36 Violation of RA 1309 (Graft and
Corruption)
X imprisonment for not less than one
year nor more than ten years,
perpetual disqualification from
public office, and confiscation or
forfeiture in favor of the
Government of any prohibited
interest and unexplained wealth
manifestly out of proportion to his
salary and other lawful income.

37 Violation of RA 9262 (VAWC) X Family Court regardless of penalty
38 Violation of Social Security Law X prision correccional in its medium
and maximum periods and a fine of
not more than P5,000 pesos
39 Violation of Trafficking in Persons x imprisonment of twenty (20) years
and a fine of not less than One
million pesos (P1,000,000.00) but
not more than Two million pesos



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COURT WITH JURISDICTION
RTC
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of years imprisonment)
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of years imprisonment)
(P2,000,000.00); imprisonment of
fifteen (15) years and a fine of not
less than Five hundred thousand
pesos (P500,000.00) but not more
than One million pesos
(P1,000,000.00); imprisonment of
fifteen (15) years and a fine of not
less than Five hundred thousand
pesos (P500,000.00) but not more
than One million pesos
(P1,000,000.00);

B. CIVIL CASES

1 Adoption or revocation X
2 Agrarian Reform X
3 Annulment and declaration of nullity of
marriage
X
4 Breach of contract X Where demand exceeds P300,000
or P400,000 in Metro Manila
X Does not exceed P300,000 or
P400,000 in Metro Manila
5 Cadastral and Land Registration X
6 Cancellation of encumbrances X
7 Civil actions under Intellectual Property
Code
X
8 Civil liability under the Child and Youth
Welfare Code
X
9 Collection of damages X Where demand exceeds P300,000 x Does not exceed P300,000
10 Constitution of family home X
11 Corporate rehabilitation X
12 Ejectment X
13 Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer X
14 Foreclosure of real estate mortgage X
15 Guardianship and custody X


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16 Insolvency X
17 Issuance of protection order X
18 Partition X Assessed value of property exceeds
P20,000 or in Metro Manila
exceeds P50,000
X Assessed value of property does not
exceeds P20,000 or in Metro Manila
does not exceed P50,000
19 Probate proceedings (testate and
intestate)
X Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
X Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila
20 Quieting of title X Assessed value of property exceeds
P20,000 or in Metro Manila
exceeds P50,000
X Assessed value of property does not
exceeds P20,000 or in Metro Manila
does not exceed P50,000
21 Reckless imprudence X
22 Replevin X
23 Sales
24 Settlement of Estates X Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
X Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila
25 Small Claims X Amount not to exceed P100,000
26 Specific performance X Where demand exceeds P300,000 Where demand does not
exceedsP300,000
27 Support X
28 Voluntary or involuntary commitment of
children, termination or restoration of
parental authority
X
C. SPECIAL CASES
1 Actions by and against executors and
administrators
x
2 Adoption of children x
3 Correction of entry in birth x
4 Dissolution of corporation x
5 Diversion programs of children in conflict
with the law
x


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6 Escheat x
7 Expropriation x
8 Guardianship x
9 Habeas corpus x
10 Hospitalization of insane persons x
11 Payment of debts of estates x Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila
12 Selling and encumbering property of ward X Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
X Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila
13 Summary settlement of estates X Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
X Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila
14 Voluntary commitment of children X
15 Voluntary recognition of minor x
16 Wills x Gross value of estate exceeds
P300,000 or P400,000 in Metro
Manila
X Gross value of estate does not
exceed P300,000 or P400,000 in
Metro Manila