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Republic of the Philippines
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A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC

THE 2016 REVISED RULES
OF PROCEDURE FOR
SMALL CLAIMS CASES
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES
JANUARY 2016

896 PHILIPPINE REPORTS

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2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Resolution ......................................................................................... 3-6
The 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure
for Small Claims Cases .............................................................7-15
Form 1-SCC – Statement of Claim ............................................... 16-23
Form 1-A-SCC – Verification and Certification
Against Non-Forum Shopping, Splitting a
Single Cause of Action and Multiplicity of Suits .................... 24-25
Form 2-SCC – Summons ............................................................. 26-27
Form 3-SCC – Response ............................................................. 28-31
Form 4-SCC – Notice of Hearing ................................................ 32-33
Form 5-SCC – Plaintiff’s Return/Manifestation ............................... 34
Form 5-A-SCC – Plaintiff’s Return/Manifestation
(Substituted Service) ................................................................... 35
Form 6-SCC – Motion to Plead as Indigent ................................. 36-37
Form 7-SCC – Special Power of Attorney ....................................... 38
Form 8-SCC – Joint Motion (for Dismissal) ................................ 39-40
Form 9-SCC – Motion for Approval of
Compromise Agreement ............................................................. 41
Form 10-SCC – Decision
(Based on Compromise Agreement) ..................................... 42-43
Form 11-SCC – Decision ............................................................. 44-45

...... 46-47 Comparative Study Between the 2008 Rules and the 2016 Revised Rules .........M........ No..........................2 A............................ 08-8-7-SC Page Form 12-SCC – Motion for Execution ......... 48-64 ..................

after a two-year pilot test. WHEREAS. on March 18. and better access to the courts by the underprivileged. a wider coverage. the Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases was promulgated and made effective to all first level courts nationwide.” 3 . on August 11. from the time the Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases was implemented. WHEREAS. the Special Committee on Small Claims Cases (Committee) was created under Memorandum Order No. 2015. among others.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 3 ME COU RE UP R T S RE PU N ES PI BL BATA IC S A T BAYAN IP OF IL T HE PH Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Manila A.M. 32-2015 to “review the existing Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases to fulfill the Judiciary’s objective of expediting trial and resolving cases effectively and efficiently. 08-8-7-SC THE RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES RESOLUTION WHEREAS. due to its success. No. 2010. it has been found to be an effective tool in providing a simplified and inexpensive recourse for litigants to assert their claims. WHEREAS. there is a need to introduce amendments to the existing Rules to be more effective in reducing the dockets of the first level courts.

Marquez Court Administrator.B. Oliveros Office of the Chief Justice Secretary: Atty. Jackie B. Jilliane Joyce R. Jason J. Court of Appeals Members: Hon. a Technical Working Group (TWG) was created as follows: Chairperson: Hon. Jose C. Branch 42 . De Dumo Office of the Chief Justice WHEREAS. Lourdes E. Supreme Court Hon. Zapanta Office of Associate Justice Diosdado M. Court of Appeals Hon. Quezon City. Martin S. the Committee is composed of the following: Chairperson: Hon. Jose Midas P. Makati City. Bersamin Associate Justice. Supreme Court Hon. Associate Justice. Dilinila-Callanta Metropolitan Trial Court. Diosdado M. Branch 67 Atty. to aid the Committee in reviewing pending issues on the Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases. Peralta Assistant Secretary: Atty. Peralta Associate Justice. Fernanda Lampas Peralta Associate Justice. Estela M. Fernanda Lampas Peralta Associate Justice. Makati City. Supreme Court Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Lucas P. Crisologo-Saguisag Metropolitan Trial Court. Juris D. Ma. Jr. Supreme Court Members: Hon.M.4 A. Supreme Court Hon. 08-8-7-SC WHEREAS. Villarama. Branch 67 Hon. Supreme Court Hon. Crisologo-Saguisag Metropolitan Trial Court. Perlas-Bernabe Associate Justice. Jackie B. Mendoza Associate Justice. No.

and venue. 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 5 Hon. causes of action. Joachim Florencio Q. 2015. on November 10. VELASCO. A. Manila City. WHEREAS. acting on the recommendation of the Chairperson. the Committee and the TWG conducted several consultative meetings. Associate Justice Associate Justice On official leave TERESITA J. Zabat-Tuazon Metropolitan Trial Court. The Revised Rules shall take effect on February 1. Branch 23 Atty. and the TWG. SERENO Chief Justice ANTONIO T. Corsiga Office of the Court Administrator WHEREAS. December 8.” to protect and advance the constitutional rights of persons to a speedy disposition of their cases. BRION Associate Justice Associate Justice . introduce innovations and best practices for the benefit of the underprivileged. WHEREAS.” the Court resolved to APPROVE the same. the Committee. CARPIO PRESBITERO J. provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the disposition of small claims cases. tackling issues such as the threshold amount. 2016 following its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. MARIA LOURDES P. JR. Maria Zoraida S. LEONARDO-DE CASTRO ARTURO D. and. 2015. among others. the Committee and the TWG submitted its proposed “The Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases. submitting for the consideration and approval of the Court the proposed “The Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases.

6 A.V. VILLARAMA. BERSAMIN Associate Justice Associate Justice MARIANO C. LEONEN FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA Associate Justice Associate Justice . JR. DEL CASTILLO MARTIN S. REYES ESTELA M. 08-8-7-SC DIOSDADO M.F.M. PERALTA LUCAS P. No. Associate Justice Associate Justice JOSE PORTUGAL PEREZ JOSE CATRAL MENDOZA Associate Justice Associate Justice BIENVENIDO L. PERLAS-BERNABE Associate Justice Associate Justice MARVIC M.

– These Rules shall be known as “The Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases. 3. Title.– These Rules shall govern the procedure in actions before the Metropolitan Trial Courts (MeTCs). 7 .– For purposes of this Rule: (a) Plaintiff refers to the party who initiated a small claims action. Objectives (a) To protect and advance the constitutional right of persons to a speedy disposition of their cases. and. Scope. The term includes a plaintiff against whom a defendant has filed a claim. (b) To provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the disposition of small claims cases. or other juridical entity endowed with personality by law. SEC. SEC. (d) Individual is a natural person. limited liability partnership. (c) To introduce innovations and best practices for the benefit of the underprivileged. The term includes a defendant who has filed a counterclaim against plaintiff. Municipal Trial Courts in Cities (MTCCs).000. 4. or a person who replies to the claim. Municipal Trial Courts (MTCs) and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts (MCTCs) for payment of money where the value of the claim does not exceed Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200. association. partnership.” SEC. (c) Person is an individual. Definition of Terms.00) exclusive of interest and costs.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 7 THE 2016 REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES SECTION 1. corporation. (b) Defendant is the party against whom the plaintiff has filed a small claims action. 2.

(g) Affidavit means a written statement or declaration of facts that are sworn to or affirmed to be true. It shall include an informal written request to the court. and Multiplicity of Suits (Form 1-A-SCC). unless good cause is shown for the admission of additional evidence. Contract of Mortgage. Commencement of Small Claims Action. Contract of Lease. 6.8 A. and two (2) duly certified photocopies of the actionable document/s subject of the claim. written or oral. 08-8-7-SC (e) Motion means a party’s request. 417 of Republic Act 7160. such as a letter. Contract of Loan. SEC. accompanied by a Certification Against Forum Shopping. (f) Good cause means circumstances sufficient to justify the requested order or other action. or 5. Municipal Trial Courts.M.– A small claims action is commenced by filing with the court an accomplished and verified Statement of Claim (Form 1-SCC) in duplicate. as well as the affidavits of witnesses and other evidence to support the claim. . Municipal Trial Courts in Cities. Applicability. and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts shall apply this Rule 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. 5. to the court for an order or other action. as determined by the judge. (c) The enforcement of a barangay amicable settlement or an arbitration award involving a money claim covered by this Rule pursuant to Sec. Contract of Sale. and. (b) For liquidated damages arising from contracts. 4. otherwise known as The Local Government Code of 1991. No evidence shall be allowed during the hearing which was not attached to or submitted together with the Statement of Claim. No. Splitting a Single Cause of Action. 3. The claim or demand may be: (a) For money owed under any of the following: 1. 2. Contract of Services. SEC.– The Metropolitan Trial Courts.

SEC. and another 100.– The regular rules on venue shall apply. No formal pleading.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 9 The plaintiff must state in the Statement of Claim if he/she/it is engaged in the business of lending.00 or a total of 600. Affidavits.00 shall be paid for every claim filed after the fifth (5th) claim. Joinder of Claims. and the counsel who assisted the party in the preparation of the affidavits. SEC.000. 9. if the plaintiff is engaged in the business of lending. if any. banking and similar activities. if more than five (5) small claims are filed by one party within the calendar year. and the number of small claims cases filed within the calendar year regardless of judicial station. unless allowed to litigate as an indigent.– The affidavits submitted under this Rule shall state only facts of direct personal knowledge of the affiants or based on authentic records. and has a branch within the municipality or city where the defendant resides. . However. The inadmissible affidavit(s) or portion(s) thereof shall be expunged from the record. the Statement of Claim/s shall be filed where that branch is located. However. is necessary to initiate a small claims action. Payment of Filing Fees. an additional filing fee of 500.– The plaintiff shall pay the docket and other legal fees prescribed under Rule 141 of the Revised Rules of Court.– Plaintiff may join in a single statement of claim one or more separate small claims against a defendant provided that the total amount claimed. 10. exclusive of interest and costs. which are admissible in evidence. SEC. 7.00 for every claim filed after the tenth (10th) claim. regardless of the judicial station.00). A violation of this requirement shall subject the party. banking and similar activities. Exemption from the payment of filing fees shall be granted only by the Supreme Court. other than the Statement of Claim/s described in this Rule. 8. SEC.00 or a total of 700 for every claim filed after the fifteenth (15th) claim. The non-submission of the required affidavits will cause the immediate dismissal of the claim or counterclaim. progressively and cumulatively. to appropriate disciplinary action. Venue. does not exceed Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200. and an additional 100.

the case shall be referred to the Executive Judge for appropriate assignment. dismiss the case even if such ground is not pleaded in the defendant’s Response. the plaintiff shall be given five (5) days within which to pay the docket fees. A claim filed with a motion to sue as indigent (Form 6-SCC) shall be referred to the Executive Judge for immediate action in case of multi- sala courts. and returned to the court where it was assigned. by itself.10 A. SEC.– If no ground for dismissal is found. Summons and Notice of Hearing. If the motion is granted by the Executive Judge. by itself.– After the court determines that the case falls under these Rules. 08-8-7-SC If the plaintiff is engaged in the business of banking. be exempt from the payment of the P1. 11. If plaintiff misrepresents that he/she/ it is not engaged in the business of banking. Instead. the case shall be dismissed without prejudice. if the case does not fall under this Rule. the court may. Dismissal of the Claim. If the motion is denied. lending and similar activities. it may. from an examination of the allegations of the Statement of Claim/s and such evidence attached thereto. lending or similar activities when in fact he/she/it is so engaged. the amount of filing and other legal fees shall be the same as those applicable to cases filed under the regular rules. the court shall forthwith issue Summons (Form 2- . the Statement of Claim/s shall be dismissed with prejudice and plaintiff shall be meted the appropriate sanctions. dismiss the case outright on any of the grounds for the dismissal of the case. subject to payment of any deficiency in the applicable regular rate of filing fees. However. such as direct contempt. the case shall be re-docketed under the appropriate procedure. No. If. but actually falls under this Rule.000. 12. The order of dismissal shall state if it is with or without prejudice. the case shall not be dismissed. otherwise. the case shall be raffled off or assigned to the court designated to hear small claims cases.M. SEC. but falls under summary or regular procedure.00 fee for service of summons and processes. If a case is filed under the regular or summary procedure. the court is able to determine that there exists a ground for dismissal of the Statement of Claim/s. even if declared an indigent. In no case shall a party. during the hearing.

The Summons to be served on the defendant shall be accompanied by a copy of the Statement of Claim/s and documents submitted by plaintiff. The Response shall be accompanied by certified photocopies of documents. No evidence shall be allowed during the hearing which was not attached to or submitted together with the Response. Response. SEC . and likewise fail to appear on the date set for hearing. directing the defendant to submit a verified Response. with a warning that no unjustified postponement shall be allowed. If Summons is returned without being served on any or all of the defendants. SEC. as provided in Section 21 of this Rule. Effect of Failure to File Response. and a blank Response Form (Form 3-SCC) to be accomplished by the defendant. directing them to appear before it on a specific date and time for hearing. the Statement of Claim/ s shall be dismissed without prejudice as to those who were not served with summons. 14. the court shall order the plaintiff to cause the service of summons and shall inform the court within thirty (30) days from notice if said summons was served or not. unless good cause is shown for the admission of additional evidence. otherwise. the court shall render judgment on the same day.– The defendant shall file with the court and serve on the plaintiff a duly accomplished and verified Response within a non-extendible period of ten (10) days from receipt of summons. which shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the filing of the Statement of Claim/s.– Should the defendant fail to file his/her/its Response within the required period. The court shall also issue a Notice of Hearing (Form 4-SCC) to both parties. . 13. A Notice of Hearing shall accompany the Summons and shall contain: (a) the date of the hearing. as well as affidavits of witnesses and other evidence in support thereof. as may be warranted by the facts alleged in the Statement of Claim/s.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 11 SCC) on the day of receipt of the Statement of Claim/s. and (b) the express prohibition against the filing of a motion to dismiss or any other motion under Section 16 of this Rule.

exclusive of interest and costs. (e) Motion for extension of time to file pleadings. (h) Motion to declare the defendant in default. motions.– If at the time the action is commenced. The defendant may also elect to file a counterclaim against the plaintiff that does not arise out of the same transaction or occurrence. Prohibited Pleadings and Motions. mandamus. and (d) is not the subject of another pending action. Counterclaims Within the Coverage of this Rule. . (d) Petition for relief from judgment. (i) Dilatory motions for postponement. or any other paper. or prohibition against any interlocutory order issued by the court. No. (b) arises out of the same transaction or event that is the subject matter of the plaintiff’s claim. SEC. (f) Memoranda.M. or petitions shall not be allowed in the cases covered by this Rule: (a) Motion to dismiss the Statement of Claim/s. the defendant shall be barred from suing on the counterclaim. provided that the amount and nature thereof are within the coverage of this Rule and the prescribed docket and other legal fees are paid. (c) Motion for new trial. SEC. (b) Motion for a bill of particulars. or for reconsideration of a judgment. and proceed to hear or adjudicate the case on the same day as if a Response has been filed. the defendant possesses a claim against the plaintiff that (a) is within the coverage of this Rule. the court shall ascertain what defense he/she/it has to offer which shall constitute his/ her/its Response. the claim shall be filed as a counterclaim in the Response.12 A. affidavits. or for reopening of trial. (g) Petition for certiorari. 16. 08-8-7-SC Should the defendant fail to file his/her/its Response within the required period but appears on the date set for hearing.– The following pleadings. otherwise. 15. (c) does not require for its adjudication the joinder of third parties.

Non-appearance of Parties.– Failure of the plaintiff to appear shall be cause for the dismissal of the Statement of Claim/s without prejudice. SEC.– The parties shall personally appear on the designated date of hearing. and must be related to or next-of-kin of the individual-party. Availability of Forms. SEC. The representative of an individual-party must not be a lawyer. (k) Third-party complaints. allow another individual who is not an attorney to assist that party upon the latter’s consent.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 13 (j) Reply and rejoinder. Appearance of Attorneys Not Allowed.– No attorney shall appear in behalf of or represent a party at the hearing. 18. Appearance. in its discretion. If the court determines that a party cannot properly present his/her claim or defense and needs assistance. Appearance through a representative must be for a valid cause. 20. 19. requirements as well as procedure for small claims cases. and (l) Interventions. the court may. Assistance by Court Personnel. .– The Clerk of Court or other court personnel shall provide such assistance as may be requested by a plaintiff or a defendant regarding the availability of forms and other information about the coverage. Juridical entities shall not be represented by a lawyer in any capacity. The defendant who appears in the absence of the plaintiff shall be entitled to judgment on a permissive counterclaim. Failure of the defendant to appear shall have the same effect as failure to file a Response under Section 14 of this Rule. 17. This shall not apply where one of two or more defendants who are sued under a common cause of action and have pleaded a common defense appears at the hearing. unless the attorney is the plaintiff or defendant. S EC . SEC. The representative must be authorized under a Special Power of Attorney (Form 7-SCC) to enter into an amicable settlement of the dispute and to enter into stipulations or admissions of facts and of documentary exhibits.

If efforts at settlement fail. 26.M. Non-applicability. 23. SEC. The decision shall be final. the judge shall first exert efforts to bring the parties to an amicable settlement of their dispute. Certification of documents.– At the hearing. inasmuch as the parties may enter into compromise at any stage of the proceedings. S EC . 27. except public or official documents. A party may avail of only one (1) postponement. Duty of the Court. 08-8-7-SC Failure of both parties to appear shall cause the dismissal with prejudice of both the Statement of Claim/s and the counterclaim. 25. signed by the parties and submitted to the court for approval (Form 9-SCC and Form 10-SCC). Postponement When Allowed. within twenty-four (24) hours from termination of the hearing. Execution. The decision shall immediately be entered by the Clerk of Court in the court docket for civil cases and a copy thereof forthwith served on the parties. Hearing. the hearing shall immediately proceed in an informal and expeditious manner and be terminated within the same day. executory and unappealable.– After the hearing. SEC. 22. SEC.– The rules on mediation/judicial dispute resolution shall not apply. 28. Decision. purpose and the rule of procedure of small claims cases. No. Any settlement (Form 8-SCC) or resolution of the dispute shall be reduced into writing. 21.– The Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply suppletorily insofar as they are not inconsistent with this Rule. Applicability of the Rules of Civil Procedure. SEC. the court shall render its decision based on the facts established by the evidence (Form 11- SCC).– All documents attached to the Statement of Claim/s or Response that are required to be certified.– A request for postponement of a hearing may be granted only upon proof of the physical inability of the party to appear before the court on the scheduled date and time. .14 A. SEC. 24.– When the decision is rendered.– At the beginning of the court session. shall be certified by the signature of the plaintiff or defendant concerned. SEC. execution shall issue upon motion (Form 12-SCC) of the winning party. SEC. the judge shall read aloud a short statement explaining the nature.

29. SMALL CLAIMS STANDARD FORMS The following forms shall be used.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 15 SEC. (See attached forms) . Substantial compliance there- with shall be sufficient. except to the extent that in the opinion of the court. in which case the procedure under which the cases were filed shall govern. and also all pending proceedings. They shall govern all cases filed after their effectivity. Effectivity. their application would not be feasible or would work injustice.– These Revised Rules shall take effect on February 1. 2016 following their publication in two newspapers of general circulation.

Civil Case No. ________________ For: _______________________ __________________________.x STATEMENT OF CLAIM (HABLA NG PAGSINGIL) 1. No. vs...... 08-8-7-SC FORM 1-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________........M.16 A....... x..... Plaintiff. The personal circumstances of the parties are as follows: (Ang bawat panig ay ang mga sumusunod) _______________________ ______ ______ ____________ NAME OF PLAINTIFF/S SEX AGE CIVIL STATUS (Pangalan ng Naghahabla) (Kasarian) (Edad) (Katayuang Sibil) (Put a check on any of the following) (Pumili sa mga sumusunod at lagyan ng tsek) INDIVIDUAL CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP (Tao/Indibidwal) (Korporasyon) (Bakasan) COOPERATIVE SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (Kooperatiba) (Solong Pagmamay-ari) . Defendant....

kung meron) Zip Code Telephone No. kung meron) Zip Code ._____________ (Telepono Blg. ______________ Cellphone No.) (Selpon Blg. if applicable)_______________________ ________ (Lalawigan._____________ (Telepono Blg.) NAME OF PLAINTIFF’S REPRESENTATIVE: ____________________________ if applicable (must be a non-lawyer) (Pangalan ng Kinatawan:) (kung meron) [dapat hindi abogado] HOME ADDRESS: (City) ________________________ ________ (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay) (Lungsod) Zip Code (Province. if applicable)_________________________ ________ (Lalawigan. ______________ Cellphone No.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 17 NATURE OF BUSINESS: (Uri ng Negosyo) BANKING LENDING (Bangko) (Pagpapautang) OTHERS/PLEASE INDICATE________________________ (Iba pang uri ng negosyo) PLAINTIFF’S HOME ADDRESS: (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay ng Naghahabla) (City) ___________________________________ ________ (Lungsod) Zip Code (Province.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No.) (Selpon Blg.

M. ______________ Cellphone No. kung meron) Zip Code Telephone No.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No. ______________ Cellphone No.) .18 A._____________ (Telepono Blg.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No. 08-8-7-SC Telephone No. if applicable)_______________________ ________ (Lalawigan.) (Selpon Blg. ______________ Cellphone No._____________ (Telepono Blg.) (Selpon Blg.) _______________________ ______ ______ _____________ NAME OF DEFENDANT/S SEX AGE CIVIL STATUS (Pangalan ng Hinahabla) (Kasarian) (Edad) (Katayuang Sibil) INDIVIDUAL CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP (Tao/Indibidwal) (Korporasyon) (Bakasan) COOPERATIVE SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (Kooperatiba) (Solong Pagmamay-ari) DEFENDANT’S HOME ADDRESS: (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay ng Hinahabla) (City) ___________________________________ ________ (Lungsod) Zip Code (Province.) (Selpon Blg. No.) (Selpon Blg._____________ (Telepono Blg. ______________ Cellphone No.) (Selpon Blg._____________ (Telepono Blg.

______________ Cellphone No._____________ (Telepono Blg.) If more than one (1) defendant. ______________ Cellphone No. list next defendant here: (Kung higit sa isa (1) ang Hinahabla.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 19 NAME OF DEFENDANT’S REPRESENTATIVE: ________________________________ if applicable (must be a non-lawyer) (Pangalan ng Kinatawan:) (kung meron) [dapat hindi abogado] HOME ADDRESS: (City) ________________________ ________ (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay) (Lungsod) Zip Code (Province.) (Selpon Blg.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No. if applicable)_______________________ ________ (Lalawigan. kung meron) Zip Code Telephone No.) (Selpon Blg._____________ (Telepono Blg. ilagay ang susunod na hinahabla rito:) _______________________ ______ ______ _____________ NAME OF DEFENDANT/S SEX AGE CIVIL STATUS (Pangalan ng Hinahabla) (Kasarian) (Edad) (Katayuang Sibil) INDIVIDUAL CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP (Tao/Indibidwal) (Korporasyon) (Bakasan) COOPERATIVE SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (Kooperatiba) (Solong Pagmamay-ari) DEFENDANT’S HOME ADDRESS: (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay ng Hinahabla) (City) ___________________________________ ________ (Lungsod) Zip Code .

(*Tala: Kung kailangan mo ng karagdagang patlang.M.) (Selpon Blg.) (Selpon Blg. kung meron) Zip Code Telephone No._____________ (Telepono Blg._____________ (Telepono Blg.) .) *Note: If you need more space. maaari mong isulat sa likod ng Form na ito. ______________ Cellphone No. No. 08-8-7-SC (Province. if applicable)_______________________ ________ (Lalawigan.) NAME OF DEFENDANT’S REPRESENTATIVE: __________________________________ if applicable (must be a non-lawyer) (Pangalan ng Kinatawan:) (kung meron) [dapat hindi abogado] HOME ADDRESS: (City) ________________________ ________ (Pahatirang Sulat sa Bahay) (Lungsod) Zip Code (Province. ______________ Cellphone No. kung meron) Zip Code Telephone No.) (Selpon Blg.20 A._____________ (Telepono Blg.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No.) (Selpon Blg. if applicable)_______________________ ________ (Lalawigan.) PLACE OF WORK: ___________________________________________ (Lugar ng Pinagtatrabahuan) Telephone No. ______________ Cellphone No._____________ (Telepono Blg. ______________ Cellphone No. you can write at the back of this Form.

2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 21 2. ibigay ang tantiyang panahon) Date started: _______________________ (Petsa nagsimula) Through: _______________________ (Hanggang) (c) How did you compute the money owed to you? (Do not include court costs or fees) ___________________________________________________. (Kung kailangan mo ng karagdagang patlang. Plaintiff claims the defendant owes him/her/it P________________________.) (b) When did this happen? (Kailan ito nangyari?) Date: _______________________ (Petsa) If no specific date. (Paano mo kinuwenta ang salaping inutang sa iyo?) [Hindi kasama ang bayad sa pagpapatala sa hukuman. maaaring gamitin ang likod ng pahinang ito. give the time period: (Kung walang tiyak na petsa. (a) Did you ask the defendant to pay you before you filed this case? (Siningil mo ba ang Hinahabla bago ka nagsampa ng kasong ito?) Yes No (Oo) (Hindi) If no. explain: ________________________________________________ (Kung hindi. ipaliwanag) . (Ang Hinahabla ay umutang sa Naghahabla ng halagang) (a) Why does the defendant owe plaintiff money? (Bakit ang Hinahabla ay nagkautang ng salapi sa Naghahabla?) ____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________.] 3. (If you need more space. please use the back page).

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(b) How did you ask the defendant?
Paano mo siningil ang Hinahabla?)

In person By phone
(Sa kanya mismo) (Sa telepono)
In writing Others (please specify) ______
(Sa sulat) (Iba pa) [pakisulat kung paano]

(c) When did you do this?
_________________________________________
(Kailan mo ginawa ito?)

4. What is your proof that defendant owes you money?
________________________
(Ano ang iyong katibayan o pruweba na ang Hinahabla ay may utang na
salapi sa iyo?)

5. Did you attach your proof to this form?
(Iyo bang inilakip ang katibayan o pruweba sa Form na ito?)
Yes No
(Oo (Hindi)
6. Was this claim referred to the barangay?
(Dumaan ba sa barangay ang paniningil na ito?)
Yes No Not Covered
(Oo) (Hindi) (Hindi sakop)
State reason:
_________________________________________________
(Isulat ang dahilan)
If yes, do you have a Certificate to File Action or a Compromise Agreement
executed before the barangay? __________
(Kung oo, meron ka bang Patunay sa Pagsampa ng Kaso o Kasunduan
na isinagawa sa barangay?)

6-A. How many small claims cases have you filed within this calendar
year prior to this present case, in this court station and in the entire
country: _____
(Pang ilang kaso na itong isinampa mo sa loob ng kasalakuyang
taon sa korte na ito at sa buong bansa?)

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7. By the filing of this action, plaintiff hereby waives any amount in excess
of P200,000.00, excluding interest and costs.
(Sa pagsampa ng kasong ito, ang Naghahabla ay isinusuko ang anumang
halaga na higit sa P200,000.00, hindi kasama ang tubo at gastos sa
pagsampa ng kasong ito.)

PRAYE R
(PAGSAMO)

WHEREFORE, plaintiff respectfully prays for judgment ordering defen-
dant to pay the amount of P ____________, with interest at the rate of
_____% per annum/per month from ___________________ until fully paid.

(DAHIL DITO, ang Naghahabla ay magalang na sumasamo na igawad
ang kapasiyahang utusan ang Hinahabla na magbayad sa Naghahabla ng
halagang P_____________, pati ang tubo na ______% bawat taon/
buwan simula _______________ hanggang ganap o lubos na mabayaran
ito.) __________________________________, ____________, 20___.

______________________
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY PLAINTIFF
(Para sa Opisyal na gamit lamang)
- To be accomplished by the Branch Clerk of
(Naghahabla)
Court-
(Sasagutan ng Kawani ng Hukuman)

1. Cause of action
Check
Promissory Note
Contract
Oral Written
Barangay Agreement
Others (Please specify):
_________________________________.

2. _____ Barangay conciliation required.
If yes, _____ Certificate to File Action
_____ Compromise Agreement
attached.
_____ Barangay conciliation not required.
Please state the reason):
________________________________________.

24 A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC

FORM 1-A-SCC

VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION AGAINST
NON-FORUM SHOPPING, SPLITTING A SINGLE CAUSE
OF ACTION AND MULTIPLICITY OF SUITS

I,_________________________ of legal age, _________________,
(name) (citizenship)
__________________, and a resident of _________________________,
(civil status) (residence)

on oath, state:

1. That I am the _____________________ in the above-entitled case have
caused this _______________________________ to be prepared; that
I read and understood its contents which are true and correct of my own
personal knowledge and/or based on true records;

2. That I have not commenced any action or proceeding involving the same
issue or subject matter, and specifically the same check/s in the Supreme
Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency, particularly
before the Office of the City Prosecutor of _______________________
; that to the best of my knowledge, no such action or proceeding is
pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal
or agency, and that, if I should learn thereafter that a similar action or
proceeding has been filed or is pending before these courts or tribunal or
agency, I undertake to report that fact to the Court within five (5) days
therefrom.

3. That the filing of this case is not in violation of the rule against splitting
a single cause of action or multiplicity of suits.

4. That I knowingly and voluntarily waive and forego the institution of any
criminal complaint for Violation of Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 against the
defendant herein based on the same check/s subject matter of this Small
Claims Complaint.

20_____. 20_____.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 25 IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have hereunto set my hand this day of ______________. ______________________ Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this ____________ day of ______________. ______________________ NOTARY PUBLIC .

.. 08-8-7-SC FORM 2-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _____________________________. motions for bill of particulars and for extension to file pleadings... affidavits or any other paper are prohibited. The form of the required Response is attached hereto.... You are required to submit with your Response certified copies of docu- ments as well as affidavits of any witness to stand as your evidence in this case.. vs... Any ground for dismissal should be included in your Response... to file with this Court and serve on plaintiff....M... within ten (10) days from receipt of this Sum- mons. Civil Case No. Plaintiff. Likewise. You must present the original document/s on the day of hearing..26 A... ________________ For: _______________________ _____________________________. A motion to dismiss is prohibited and shall not be entertained..-x SUMMONS TO: _________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ GREETINGS: You are hereby required. x. Your failure to respond within the 10-day period AND TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING OF THIS CASE will authorize the Court to render judgment... No... ... your verified Response to the attached Statement of Claim. Defendant..

#_________________ . _________________________ BRANCH CLERK OF COURT NOTE: FOR INQUIRIES. CALL TEL. at ____________________________. 20_____.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 27 Witness my hand under the seal of this Court. this _______day of ____________. Philippines.

. Civil Case No..... Defendant...-x RESPONSE (SAGOT) Defendant/s state/s: (Ang Hinahabla ay nagsasaad:) 1.. 08-8-7-SC FORM 3-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _____________________________.28 A..... No. x.M.) ____ Defendant owes plaintiff only a portion of the amount claimed. vs...) . Defendant denies the Statement of Claim for any of the following reasons: (Put a check in any of the following) (Tinatanggihan ng Hinahabla ang Habla ng Pagsingil sa alinmang sumusunod na dahilan): [Pumili sa mga sumusunod at lagyan ng tsek] (a) ____ Defendant does not owe plaintiff any money....... (Ang Hinahabla ay walang pagkakautang na salapi sa Naghahabla...... (Ang utang ng Hinahabla ay bahagi lamang ng halagang sinisingil ng Naghahabla.. ________________ For: _______________________ _____________________________. Plaintiff...

) (b) If defendant owes plaintiff only a portion of the amount claimed. estimate the time period: (Kung walang tiyak na petsa. siningil mo ba siya?) _____ Yes _____ No (Oo) (Hindi) If yes.) _________________________________________________. magkano at kailan ito nangyari?) _________________________________________________. If plaintiff owes you money. how much is this? (Kung ang utang ng Hinahabla ay bahagi lamang ng halagang sinisingil ng Naghahabla. did you ask plaintiff to pay you? (Kung ang Naghahabla ay siyang may pagkakautang sa iyo. ibigay ang tantiyang panahon) Date started _______________ (Petsa nagsimula) Through__________________ (Hanggang) (d) How did you compute the money owed you? (Do not include court costs or fees for service. If no specific date. _________________________________________________. how? (Kung oo. (c) If it is the plaintiff who owes defendant money. _________________________________________________. magkano ito?) _________________________________________________. (Ang Naghahabla ang siyang may utang na salapi sa Hinahabla.) (Paano mo kinuwenta ang salaping pagkakautang sa iyo?) (Huwag isama ang filing fees at bayad sa serbisyo. 2.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 29 ____ It is the plaintiff who owes defendant money. how much and when did this happen? (Kung ang Naghahabla ang siyang may utang na salapi sa Hinahabla. _________________________________________________. paano?) .

As the Statement of Claim is baseless. (Bayad para sa aktwal na pinsalang idinulot ng pagsampa ng kaso) ____ Costs of suit for the money defendant spent in filing a countercharge against plaintiff P ________________.M. defendant is entitled to the following counterclaims: (Sa dahilang walang basehan ang Habla ng Pagsingil.30 A. ang Hinahabla ay may karapatan sa mga ganting-habol na sumusunod) ____ Actual Damages for the value of the loss suffered by the filing of the case P _______________. Do you have any proof? _____Yes _____No (Meron ka bang anumang katibayan?) (Oo) (Hindi) What is this proof? _____ Receipt (Anong katibayan ito?) Resibo) _____ Other document (Iba pang dokumento) _____ Witness (Saksi/testigo) 4. 08-8-7-SC ____ In person ____ Others (specify) ___________ (Sa kanya mismo) (Iba pa) [ano ito?] ____ In writing (Sa sulat) ____ By phone (Sa telepono) 3. No. (Kabayaran/Gastos sa kasong isinampa) ________________________ DEFENDANT (Hinahabla) .

SPLITTING A SINGLE CAUSE OF ACTION AND MULTIPLICITY OF SUITS (if with permissive counterclaim) (PAGPAPATOTOO O PAGPAPATUNAY NA WALANG IBANG KASONG NAKASAMPA/NAKABINBIN SA IBANG HUKUMAN) (kapag may ganting habol na pinahihintulutan) .2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 31 VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION AGAINST NON-FORUM SHOPPING.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO DO SO.M..-x NOTICE OF HEARING (ABISO NG PAGDINIG) YOUR CASE IS SET for hearing before the Presiding Judge of this Court on _______________________ at _______________. KUNG HINDI KAYA NG KATAWAN NINYO ANG PAGDALO NANG PERSONAL SA PAGDINIG NG IYONG KASO.... Plaintiff.. Civil Case No.) YOU MUST ATTEND THE HEARING. vs. No...SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY. YOU MAY AUTHORIZE A REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS NOT A LAWYER TO APPEAR FOR YOU....... x. SA GANITONG LAYUNIN.... sa ganap na _________..32 A.... PUNUAN NINYO ANG FORM 5-SCC [NATATANGING GAWAD-KAPANGYARIHAN .. 08-8-7-SC FORM 4-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________.. ________ For: _________________ __________________________________. FOR THIS PURPOSE YOU SHOULD FILL UP FORM 5-SCC (SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY). Defendant. (Ang inyong kaso ay diringgin ng Pinunong Hukom ng Hukumang ito sa _______________________________. MAAARI KANG MAGPADALA NG IYONG KINATAWAN NA HINDI ABOGADO SA PAGDINIG... (KINAKAILANGAN NINYONG DUMALO SA PAGDINIG...]) ..

Pinunong Hukom ng Hukumang ito. ngayong ____________________. Blg. Presiding Judge of this Court. CALL TEL. (Saksi si Kgg. tumawag sa Korte sa Tel. at __________________________. 20___ dito sa ______________. Pilipinas.) _______________________________ Branch Clerk of Court (Sangay na Kawani ng Hukuman) NOTE: FOR INQUIRIES.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 33 WITNESS the HON. 20___. Philippines. this ____ day of ________________.______________________________________. __________________________________________. _________) . #____________ (Tala: Para sa katanungan.

. (date).. _____________________ PLAINTIFF . the original copy of the Summons is respectfully returned to the Honorable Court.. ________ For: _________________ __________________________________. on (date) . Statement of Claim. the Summons..... but failed and unavailing on the ground that the said defendant/s was/were not around during the time of service.... x. Annexes thereto and Notice of Hearing were served personally to (name of defendant who received) .. __________________.. the undersigned tried to serve the Summons.. vs. Philippines.. However.. as shown by her/his signature appearing at the lower portion of the summons.. Defendant.34 A.. 08-8-7-SC FORM 5-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________.M. Plaintiff......-x PLAINTIFF’S RETURN/MANIFESTATION This is to certify that on (date) and (date) .. together with the Annexes and Notice of Hearing upon the defendant/s name/s of defendant/s .... DULY SERVED PERSONALLY. Civil Case No. No.. WHEREFORE. Statement of Claims.

. which proved futile. the Summons. residing therein. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________. (date).. who signed at the lower portion of the summons... _________________. WHEREFORE.. vs. Annexes thereto and the Notice of Hearing personally upon the defendant.. Defendant.-x PLAINTIFF’S RETURN/MANIFESTATION This is to certify that on (date) and (date) . but failed and unavailing on the ground that the said defendant/s was/were not around during the time of service. Plaintiff.... Statement of Claims. the original copy of the Summons is respectfully returned to the Honorable Court. Statement of Claim. together with the Statement of Claim...2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 35 FORM 5-A-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________.. on (date) .. Civil Case No. Annexes thereto and Notice of Hearing were served through (name of person who received) . the undersigned tried to serve the Summons. x... who introduced himself/herself as a (relationship of the person to the defendant/s). DULY SERVED. _____________________ PLAINTIFF . However.. together with the Annexes and Notice of Hearing upon the defendant/s name/s of defendant/s .. Philippines........ Substituted service was made after the undersigned exerted earnest efforts to serve the Summons.... a person of suitable age and discretion.

shelter and other basic necessities. Plaintiff.. No. unless the court orders otherwise.. Should the court render judgment in my favor. 2.. My gross income and that of my immediate family does not exceed __________________... 4... I do not own real property with an assessed value of more than (amount as provided in the Revised Rules of Court. respectfully alleges that: 1. unto this Honorable Court....-x MOTION TO PLEAD AS INDIGENT _____________________. as amended) as shown by the attached Certification issued by the Office of the City/Municipal Assessor and the City/Municipal Treasurer’s Office. I cannot afford to pay for the expenses of a court litigation as I do not have enough funds for food. x.M. Defendant. Civil Case No.... 3......36 A... 5... Due to financial constraint. the amount of the docket and other legal fees which I was exempted from paying shall be a lien on the judgment. I am a resident of ___________________.. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________.. vs.. 08-8-7-SC FORM 6-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________... .

Rule 3. premises considered. in relation to Section 18. ______________________ PLAINTIFF .2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 37 WHEREFORE. Other reliefs just and equitable under the premises are likewise prayed for. it is respectfully prayed that I be exempted from the payment of docket and other legal fees as indigent pursuant to Section 21. Rule 141 of the Revised Rules of Court.

single/married. In witness whereof. and is not a lawyer.____________. with residence at ______________________________. likewise of legal age. to enter into amicable settlement. __________________________________. of legal age. name and constitute __________________________.38 A. 20______. as my true and legal representative to act for and in my name and stead and to represent me during the hearing of Civil Case No. I hereunto set my hand this ___________ day of ______________. with residence at ______________________________ do hereby appoint. I hereby grant my representative full power and authority to execute and perform every act necessary to render effective the power to compromise as though I myself have so performed it and hereby approving all that he may do by virtue of these presents. to submit to alternative modes of dispute resolution and to make admissions or stipulations of facts and documents without further consultation from me. No. _______________________________ Principal _______________________________ Agent Witnesses: _________________ ________________________ (ACKNOWLEDGMENT) . at ______________________________. who is related to me and/or is my next- of-kin.M. 08-8-7-SC FORM 7-SCC SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: I. single/ married.

(place) ... vs. x... Plaintiff and defendant have mutually and voluntarily settled their claim and counterclaim to the entire satisfaction of each other. (date) .. unto this Honorable Court. _____________________ _____________________ Plaintiff Defendant .. respectfully allege that: 1. and 2.. plaintiff and defendant respectfully pray that the plaintiff’s statement of claim and defendant’s counterclaim incorporated in his response be dismissed.. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________.... premises considered............ Civil Case No. Plaintiff... Other reliefs just and equitable under the premises are likewise prayed for. WHEREFORE. Defendant.-x JOINT MOTION (FOR DISMISSAL) Plaintiff and defendant. The parties no longer have a cause of action against each other....2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 39 FORM 8-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________.

_____________________ _____________________ Plaintiff Defendant .40 A. 08-8-7-SC To the Branch Clerk of Court: Please submit the foregoing motion for the consideration of the Court without hearing and further argument from the parties. No.M.

WHEREFORE.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 41 FORM 9-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________... premises considered.. Plaintiff.. ___________________ ______________________ Plaintiff Defendant ... except for purposes of execution in case of default. x.. the parties respectfully pray that the court approve this agreement and render judgment on the basis thereof.... Defendant. (date) .... vs... The parties have come to an amicable settlement and have executed a compromise agreement with the following terms and conditions...-x MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF COMPROMISE AGREEMENT The parties respectfully allege that: 1. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________. (place) . The parties agree that the approval of this agreement by the Court shall put an end to this litigation. Civil Case No....... (copy terms and condition here) 3.... Plaintiff filed this claim against defendant for: _____________ collection of sum of money _____________ liquidated damages _____________ enforcement of barangay agreement 2..

vs. No... 08-8-7-SC FORM 10-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________. Civil Case No. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________. Defendant denied plaintiff’s claim on the ground of _________________ and set up a counterclaim for _______________________..... Defendant...M. the same is hereby APPROVED and ADOPTED as the Decision of this court.. the terms and conditions of which are as follows: (terms and condition here) It appearing that the agreement is not contrary to law. morals.. Plaintiff. public moral and public policy.... .. The parties... x.. The parties are hereby ordered to faithfully comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement... and pursuant to Articles 2028 and 2037 of the Civil Code of the Philippines. good customs. however.....42 A.-x DECISION (BASED ON COMPROMISE AGREEMENT) Plaintiff filed this case against defendant for _____________________ in the amount of ________________________.. reached an amicable settlement and submitted to the court a compromise agreement....

(place) .2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 43 WHEREFORE. ________________________ Presiding Judge .) SO ORDERED. (date) . as follows: (The judge should define the rights and obligations of the parties under the judgment approving the Compromise Agreement to be enforced by a Writ of Execution. judgment is hereby rendered approving the Compromise Agreement and the parties are ordered to comply with the terms and conditions.

State whether parties appeared personally or through a specially authorized representative. Contract of services 4. Contract of loan 3.44 A. On (date). this court proceeded with the hearing of the case which was terminated on _________________. Contract of sale 5. or For liquidated damages arising from contracts. both parties appeared during the hearing conducted by (state name of Judge who conducted the dispute resolution. . 08-8-7-SC FORM 11–SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ (Title) (Case Number) DECISION This is a small claims action for (state which of the claims or demands below is the subject of the action filed): [For money owed under any of the following: 1. Contract of lease 2.) Considering the failure of the parties to arrive at any settlement of the dispute. Defendant alleges that (state reasons for denial of the claim and other material allegations in the Response including counterclaims.] Plaintiff alleges that (state material allegations and prayer in the Statement of Claim). otherwise known as The Local Government Code of 1991. Contract of mortgage. No. The enforcement of a barangay amicable settlement or an arbitration award involving a money claim covered by this Rule pursuant to Section 417 of Republic Act 7160. if any).M.

affidavits submitted if any and statements made by defendant and witnesses under oath during the hearing. In this case. this court found that (state first the factual findings established by the evidence and then the legal conclusions). This court orders ____________________ to pay to _______________________ the amount of (state the monetary award or damages) with interest of (if applicable under Civil Code and/or settled jurisprudence) until fully paid. Under Article/Section (state the applicable provisions of law) or pursuant to established jurisprudence (cite applicable jurisprudence).2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 45 The issue to be resolved by this court is whether__________________. Wherefore. (place) . the (claim/counterclaim) is (granted/denied). ____________________ Presiding Judge Copy furnished: All parties Office of the Clerk of Court of ____________ .) Defendant’s evidence consists of: (state documents of defendant. affidavits submitted if any and statements made by plaintiff and witnesses under oath during the hearing.) This court finds that the claim of plaintiff (or defendant in a counterclaim) is (state whether meritorious or devoid of merit). Plaintiff’s evidence consists of: (state documents of plaintiff. (date) . SO ORDERED.

No. Plaintiff.. premises considered..M. ______________________.... a judgment was rendered by the Court. unto this Honorable Court. it is respectfully prayed that a writ of execution be issued to implement the judgment of the Court dated __________________. The defendant has not complied with the judgment...... x. the dispositive portion of which reads: 2.. _______________________ Plaintiff/Defendant . On _______________. The judgment is final. ______ For: _______________ __________________________________. vs. Civil Case No.46 A.. Defendant.... WHEREFORE. 08-8-7-SC FORM 12-SCC REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________. executory and unappealable........ __________________... respectfully alleges that: 1. 3.-x MOTION FOR EXECUTION Plaintiff/Defendant....

(place) .2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 47 NOTICE OF HEARING NAME OF DEFENDANT (If filed by the Plaintiff) NAME OF PLAINTIFF (If filed by the Defendant) NAME OF CLERK OF COURT Please be notified that the undersigned will submit the foregoing motion for the consideration and approval of the Court on _________________ at ______________. _____________________ Plaintiff/Defendant . (date) .

Scope.– This Rule SECTION 1. SEC. No. Municipal Circuit Trial Courts for Municipal Trial Courts (MTCs) payment of money where the value and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts of the claim does not exceed One (MCTCs) for payment of money Hundred Thousand Pesos where the value of the claim does (P100. Municipal Trial Courts in Courts (MeTCs).” Claims Cases. .00) exclusive of interest not exceed Two Hundred and costs. Title. 08-8-7-SC COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN THE 2008 RULES AND THE 2016 REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES (Amendments in bold letters) THE RULE OF THE REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES CLAIMS CASES S ECTION 1. Scope. Thousand Pesos (P200. and.000.00) exclusive of interest and costs.” SEC.000.48 A. 2.– These Rules shall be known as “The Rule of shall be known as “The Revised Procedure for Small Claims Rules of Procedure for Small Cases. Municipal Trial Cities.– These Rules shall govern the procedure in actions govern the procedure in actions before the Metropolitan Trial before the Metropolitan Trial Courts. 3. Municipal Trial Courts and Courts in Cities (MTCCs).M. Objectives (a) To protect and advance the constitutional right of persons to a speedy disposition of their cases. (b) To provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the disposition of small claims cases.– This Rule shall SEC. 2. Title.

who initiated a small claims action. who initiated a small claims action. (g) Affidavit means a written statement or declaration of facts that are sworn to or affirmed to be true. corporation. or a liability partnership. and (f) Good cause means (g) Affidavit means a written circumstances sufficient to justify statement or declaration of facts the requested order or other action. or person. 3. Definition of Terms. limited defendant has filed a claim. association. true. 4. written or oral. personality by law. partnership.– For The term includes a defendant who purposes of this Rule: has filed a counterclaim against (a) Plaintiff refers to the party plaintiff. other juridical entity endowed with (c) Person is an individual. such as a letter. includes a plaintiff against whom a corporation. (b) Defendant is the party The term includes a defendant who against whom the plaintiff has filed has filed a counterclaim against a small claims action. to the court. limited (d) Individual is a natural liability partnership. includes a plaintiff against whom a (b) Defendant is the party defendant has filed a claim. to the court (d) Individual is a natural for an order or other action. The term plaintiff. such as a letter. other juridical entity endowed with (e) Motion means a party’s personality by law.– For (c) To introduce innovations purposes of this Rule: and best practices for the (a) Plaintiff refers to the party benefit of the underprivileged. written or oral.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 49 SEC. Definition of Terms. association. to the court (f) Good cause means for an order or other action. SEC. or person who replies to the claim. include an informal written request (e) Motion means a party’s to the court. The term (c) Person is an individual. as determined by the judge. that are sworn or affirmed to be as determined by the judge. . or a against whom the plaintiff has filed person who replies to the claim. a small claims action. and. It shall circumstances sufficient to justify include an informal written request the requested order or other action. request. partnership. It shall person. request.

Municipal Trial Courts in Cities. Contract of Loan. Applicability. 417 of Republic pursuant to Sec. either filed before the institution of the criminal action. 3. 417 of Republic Act 7160. 3. Contract. Contract of Services. or 3. Contract of Lease. 2.– The S EC . 5. Contract of Mortgage. 1. 1. (b) For damages arising from (b) For liquidated damages any of the following: arising from contracts. Contract of Sale. 4. otherwise known as the Act 7160. otherwise known as the . Municipal Trial Courts. pursuant to Rule 111 of the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure.M. Contract of Loan. reimbursement of sum of money. or reserved upon the filing of the criminal action in court.– The Metropolitan Trial Courts. Quasi-contract. Contract of Mortgage. (c) The enforcement of a (c) The enforcement of a barangay amicable settlement or barangay amicable settlement or an arbitration award involving a an arbitration award involving a money claim covered by this Rule money claim covered by this Rule pursuant to Sec. 5. Municipal Trial Courts in Cities. or 4. 4. and Municipal Trial Courts. or 5. Contract of Sale. Contract of Lease. 2. and (b) the civil aspect of criminal actions. These claims or demands may be: The claims or demands may be: (a) For money owed under any (a) For money owed under any of the following: of the following: 1. 2. Contract of Services. Fault or negligence. 08-8-7-SC S EC . and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts shall Municipal Circuit Trial Courts shall apply this Rule in all actions which apply this Rule in all actions that are: (a) purely civil in nature where are purely civil in nature where the the claim or relief prayed for by claim or relief prayed for by the the plaintiff is solely for payment plaintiff is solely for payment or or reimbursement of sum of money. No.50 A. Applicability. Metropolitan Trial Courts.

2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 51 Local Government Code of 1991. Statement of Claim. The plaintiff must state in the Statement of Claim if he/she/it is engaged in the business of lending. 5.– A small Claims Action. No as well as the affidavits of evidence shall be allowed during witnesses and other evidence to the hearing which was not attached support the claim. unless good cause is shown which was not attached to or for the admission of additional submitted together with the evidence. . accompanied in duplicate. banking and similar activities. SCC). other than No formal pleading. S EC .– A small claims claims action is commenced by action is commenced by filing with filing with the court an the court an accomplished and accomplished and verified verified Statement of Claim (Form Statement of Claim (Form 1-SCC) 1-SCC) in duplicate. and the number of small claims cases filed within the calendar year regardless of judicial station. is necessary to initiate a small claims action. accompanied by a by a Certification Against Forum Certification of Non-Forum Shopping. 7. Venue. Commencement of SEC. and two (2) duly certified subject of the claim. and two (2) duly certified photocopies Multiplicity of Suits (Form 1-A- of the actionable document/s SCC). unless good cause is shown for the admission of additional evidence. is necessary to initiate in this Rule. 6. as well as the photocopies of the actionable affidavits of witnesses and other document/s subject of the claim. No formal pleading. SEC . a small claims action. other than the Statement of Claim described the Statement of Claim/s described in this Rule. No evidence to or submitted together with the shall be allowed during the hearing Claim.– The regular rules on venue shall apply. evidence to support the claim. Local Government Code of 1991. Commencement of Small Small Claims Action. Splitting a Single Shopping (Form 1-A. and Cause of Action.

and has a branch within the municipality or city where the defendant resides. exclusive of interest and costs. The inadmissible action. banking and similar activities.– Plaintiff may join in a single Plaintiff may join in a single statement of claim one or more statement of claim one or more separate small claims against a separate small claims against a defendant provided that the total defendant provided that the total amount claimed. to appropriate disciplinary action. A violation of this requirement A violation of this requirement shall subject the party. exclusive of amount claimed.– S EC .M. Joinder of Claims. Affidavits. and the counsel who assisted the party in counsel who assisted the party in the preparation of the affidavits. S EC . 08-8-7-SC However. Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200. 6. does not exceed interest and costs. 9.00. if the preparation of the affidavits.– The affidavits SEC.52 A. . No. and the shall subject the party.000. to appropriate disciplinary any. 7. The non-submission of the required affidavits will cause the immediate dismissal of the claim or counterclaim. does not exceed P100. which are admissible in evidence. SEC.000. on authentic records. the Statement of Claim/s shall be filed where that branch is located. shall be expunged from the record. Affidavits. The inadmissible affidavit(s) or portion(s) thereof affidavit(s) or portion(s) thereof shall be expunged from the record. 8.– The affidavits submitted under this Rule shall state submitted under this Rule shall state only facts of direct personal only facts of direct personal knowledge of the affiants which knowledge of the affiants or based are admissible in evidence.00). Joinder of Claims. if the plaintiff is engaged in the business of lending. if any.

Exemption from the payment of filing fees shall be granted only by the Supreme Court. If the plaintiff is engaged in the business of banking. 8.00 shall be paid for every claim filed after the fifth (5th) claim. progressively and cumulatively. and an additional 100 or a total of P600. regardless of the judicial station. and another P100. If the motion is Judge of the court hearing the small granted by the Executive Judge. Payment of Filing Fees. claims case. If the motion is the case shall be raffled off or .– The plaintiff shall pay the and other legal fees prescribed docket and other legal fees under Rule 141 of the Revised prescribed under Rule 141 of the Rules of Court.00 for every claim filed after the tenth (10th) claim. However. unless litigate as an indigent.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 53 SEC. the amount of filing and other legal fees shall be the same as those applicable to cases filed under the regular rules. 10. or to the Presiding multi-sala courts. if more than five (5) small claims are filed by one party within the calendar year. Payment of Filing The plaintiff shall pay the docket Fees. lending and similar activities. an additional filing fee of P500. allowed to litigate as an indigent. A claim filed with a motion to A claim filed with a motion to sue as indigent (Form 6-SCC) shall sue as indigent (Form 6-SCC) shall be referred to the Executive Judge be referred to the Executive Judge for immediate action in case of for immediate action in case of multi-sala courts.– S EC . unless allowed to Revised Rules of Court.00 or a total of P700 for every claim filed after the fifteenth (15 th) claim.

the plaintiff shall hear small claims cases.000. otherwise. be prejudice. the court is able to determine that there exists a ground for dismissal of the Statement of Claim/s. If the assigned to the court designated to motion is denied. it may. case falls under this Rule. the court may.00 fee for service of summons and processes in civil cases.54 A. otherwise. it may. assigned to the court designated to the case shall be raffled off or hear small claims cases. from an examination of the from an examination of the allegations of the Statement of allegations of the Statement of Claim and such evidence attached Claim/s and such evidence thereto.– After the court determines that the After the court determines that the case falls under this Rule. by itself. SEC. exempt from the payment of the even if declared an indigent. The order of dismissal shall state if it is with or without prejudice. P1. Dismissal of the Claim.000. 9. case. be given five (5) days within which the case shall be dismissed without to pay the docket fees. dismiss the case attached thereto. dismiss outright on any of the grounds the case outright on any of the apparent from the Claim for the grounds for the dismissal of the dismissal of a civil action. Dismissal of the Claim.M. 11. by itself. by itself. dismiss the case even if such ground is not pleaded in the defendant’s Response.– SEC. the case shall be dismissed without even if declared an indigent. If. In no case shall a party. the plaintiff shall to pay the docket fees. If plaintiff misrepresents that he/she/ it is not engaged in the business of banking. during the hearing. prejudice. 08-8-7-SC granted by the Executive Judge. If the be given five (5) days within which motion is denied. be P1. No.00 fee for service of exempt from the payment of the summons and processes. lending or . In no case shall a party.

– If no ground for Hearing. directing them to appear SCC) to both parties. directing the defendant to submit a verified defendant to submit a verified Response. the Statement of Claim/s shall be dismissed with prejudice and plaintiff shall be meted the appropriate sanctions. The court shall also issue a The court shall also issue a Notice (Form 4-SCC) to both Notice of Hearing (Form 4- parties. directing the Statement of Claim/s. 10. if the case does not fall under this Rule. with a . the court shall dismissal is found. Instead. and returned to the court where it was assigned. but falls under summary or regular procedure. the case shall be referred to the Executive Judge for appropriate assignment. Summons and Notice of SEC. such as direct contempt. Response. If a case is filed under the regular or summary procedure. However.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 55 similar activities when in fact he/she/it is so engaged. the court shall forthwith issue Summons (Form 2. but actually falls under this Rule.– If no ground for dismissal is found. forthwith issue Summons (Form 2- SCC) on the day of receipt of the SCC) on the day of receipt of the Statement of Claim. with a warning date and time for hearing. directing them before it on a specific date and to appear before it on a specific time for hearing. the case shall be re-docketed under the appropriate procedure. Summons and Notice of Hearing. subject to payment of any deficiency in the applicable regular rate of filing fees. SEC. 12. the case shall not be dismissed.

as provided in postponement shall be allowed. 13. the Statement of Claim/s shall be dismissed without prejudice as to those who were not served with summons. Response.M. If Summons is returned without being served on any or all of the defendants. No. as Section 19 of this Rule.– The S EC . the court shall order the plaintiff to cause the service of summons and to inform the court within thirty (30) days from notice if said summons was served or not.A Notice of Hearing motion to dismiss or any other shall accompany the Summons motion under Section 14 of this and shall contain: (a) the date Rule. otherwise. of the hearing. Form (Form 3-SCC) to be The Notice shall contain an express accomplished by the prohibition against the filing of a defendant. and a copy documents submitted by of the Response (Form 3-SCC) to plaintiff. S EC . 08-8-7-SC that no unjustified postponement warning that no unjustified shall be allowed. summons and notice to be served The Summons to be served on the defendant shall be on the defendant shall be accompanied by a copy of the accompanied by a copy of the Statement of Claim and documents Statement of Claim/s and submitted by plaintiff. The provided in Section 21 of this Rule.– The defendant shall file with the court defendant shall file with the court . Response.56 A. which shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the filing of the Statement of Claim/s. and (b) the express prohibition against the filing of a motion to dismiss or any other motion under Section 16 of this Rule. 11. and a blank Response be accomplished by the defendant.

12. SEC.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 57 and serve on the plaintiff a duly and serve on the plaintiff a duly accomplished and verified accomplished and verified Response within a non-extendible Response within a non-extendible period of ten (10) days from receipt period of ten (10) days from receipt of summons. unless good cause is Response. Effect of Failure to File SEC. as well as affidavits of witnesses and other as affidavits of witnesses and other evidence in support thereof. as well photocopies of documents. Should the defendant fail to file Should the defendant fail to file his Response within the required his/her/its Response within the period but appears at the date set required period but appears on the for hearing. mediate or has to offer which shall adjudicate the case on the same constitute his/her/its day as if a Response has been filed. No evidence shall be allowed during evidence shall be allowed during the hearing which was not attached the hearing which was not attached to or submitted together with the to or submitted together with the Response. as may render judgment on the same day. and proceed to hear or adjudicate the case on the same day as if a Response has been filed. the court shall what defense he has to offer and ascertain what defense he/she/it proceed to hear. and to appear at the date set for likewise fail to appear on the date hearing. No evidence in support thereof. the court shall ascertain date set for hearing. The Response shall be accompanied by certified be accompanied by certified photocopies of documents.– Should the defendant Response. the court shall render set for hearing. The Response shall of summons. as may be warranted by the facts alleged in the Statement of Claim/s.– Should the defendant fail to file his Response within the fail to file his/her/its Response required period. be warranted by the facts. . and likewise fail within the required period. should be pleaded. additional evidence. Effect of Failure to File Response. Response. the court shall judgment on the same day. 14. under Rule 16 of the Rules of Court. The grounds for the dismissal of the claim. unless good cause is shown for the admission of shown for the admission of additional evidence.

or petitions shall pleadings. or for (c) Motion for new trial. 16. Counterclaims Within SEC . counterclaim. (b) arises out of the same transaction or event of the same transaction or event that is the subject matter of the that is the subject matter of the plaintiff ’s claim. Statement of Claim/s. and (d) is not the subject of another pending not the subject of another pending action. and other legal fees are paid. exclusive the coverage of this Rule. 13. or for . 14. Prohibited Pleadings and Motions. the claim shall be filed as a action.– If at the time the action is commenced. the defendant possesses a claim the defendant possesses a claim against the plaintiff that (a) is within against the plaintiff that (a) is within the coverage of this Rule. otherwise.M. motions. No. The defendant may also elect to The defendant may also elect to file a counterclaim against the file a counterclaim against the plaintiff that does not arise out of plaintiff that does not arise out of the same transaction or occurrence. the defendant shall be barred from suit on the barred from suing on the counterclaim.– If at the Coverage of this Rule. the claim shall be filed as a counterclaim in the Response. (c) Motion for new trial.58 A. S EC.– The following and Motions. provided that the amount and nature provided that the amount and nature thereof are within the coverage of thereof are within the coverage of this Rule and the prescribed docket this Rule and the prescribed docket and other legal fees are paid. the same transaction or occurrence. (c) does not require for its adjudication the require for its adjudication the joinder of third parties. Counterclaims Within the Coverage of this Rule. (b) Motion for a bill of (b) Motion for a bill of particulars. (c) does not plaintiff’s claim. the defendant shall be otherwise. (b) arises out of interest and costs. Prohibited Pleadings S EC. particulars. exclusive of interest and costs. and (d) is joinder of third parties. motions. 08-8-7-SC SEC .– The following pleadings. the time the action is commenced. 15. or petitions shall not be allowed in the cases covered not be allowed in the cases covered by this Rule: by this Rule: (a) Motion to dismiss the (a) Motion to dismiss the complaint. counterclaim in the Response.

Assistance by Court Personnel. (d) Petition for relief from (d) Petition for relief from judgment. or prohibition against mandamus.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 59 reconsideration of a judgment. postponement. for small claims cases. Appearance. and (k) Third-party complaints. 17. Availability of Forms. (g) Petition for certiorari. (j) Reply and rejoinder. 15. affidavits. (f) Memoranda. 18. SEC. Appearance. (e) Motion for extension of time (e) Motion for extension of time to file pleadings. for reopening of trial. or any other paper. (k) Third-party complaints. SEC.– The parties S EC . SEC.– The shall appear at the designated date parties shall personally appear on of hearing personally. information about the coverage. (l) Interventions. 16. mandamus. (h) Motion to declare the (h) Motion to declare the defendant in default. or any to file pleadings. or reconsideration of a judgment. the court. affidavits. Appearance through a Appearance through a . (f) Memoranda. Availability of Forms. or for reopening of trial.– The Clerk of Court or other court The Clerk of Court or other court personnel shall provide such personnel shall provide such assistance as may be requested by assistance as may be requested by a plaintiff or a defendant regarding a plaintiff or a defendant regarding the availability of forms and other the availability of forms and other information about the coverage. defendant in default. or prohibition against any interlocutory order issued by any interlocutory order issued by the court. requirements as well as procedure requirements as well as procedure for small claims cases. (g) Petition for certiorari. (j) Reply.– Assistance by Court Personnel. and (l) Interventions. judgment. (i) Dilatory motions for (i) Dilatory motions for postponement. other paper. the designated date of hearing.

60 A. or defendant. and must be related to or next-of-kin of the individual-party. Appearance of Attorneys Not Allowed. 08-8-7-SC representative must be for a valid representative must be for a valid cause. The representative must be The representative must be authorized under a Special Power authorized under a Special Power of Attorney (Form 5-SCC) to enter of Attorney (Form 7-SCC) to into an amicable settlement of the enter into an amicable settlement dispute and to enter into stipulations of the dispute and to enter into or admissions of facts and of stipulations or admissions of facts documentary exhibits. capacity. 18.– No Attorneys Not Allowed. unless the attorney is the plaintiff unless the attorney is the plaintiff or defendant. in its discretion. allow another individual discretion. that party upon the latter’s consent. The defendant who prejudice. The defendant who appears shall be entitled to appears in the absence of the judgment on a permissive plaintiff shall be entitled to counterclaim. judgment on a permissive counterclaim. No. the court may. or represent a party at the hearing. Non-appearance of Parties. 17. S EC . allow another individual who is not an attorney to assist who is not an attorney to assist that party upon the latter’s consent. . in its assistance. Juridical entities shall not be Juridical entities shall not be represented by a lawyer in any represented by a lawyer in any capacity. S EC .– No attorney shall appear in behalf of attorney shall appear in behalf of or represent a party at the hearing.– Failure of the plaintiff to appear shall be cause for the appear shall be cause for the dismissal of the claim without dismissal of the claim without prejudice. Non-appearance of S EC . If the court determines that a If the court determines that a party cannot properly present his/ party cannot properly present his/ her claim or defense and needs her claim or defense and needs assistance. The representative of an individual-party must not be a individual-party must not be a lawyer. Appearance of S EC . and must be related to or lawyer. 20. the court may.– Failure of the plaintiff to Parties. The representative of an cause.M. next-of-kin of the individual-party. and of documentary exhibits. 19.

Duty of the Court. the beginning of the court session. SEC. Postponement When Allowed. purpose and the rule of procedure purpose and the rule of procedure of small claims cases.– At the hearing.– A request for Allowed. A party scheduled date and time. the judge shall exert efforts hearing. S EC .– At the beginning of the court session. Hearing. 22. the judge shall first exert to bring the parties to an amicable efforts to bring the parties to an settlement of their dispute. the judge shall read aloud a short the judge shall read aloud a short statement explaining the nature. Any amicable settlement of their settlement (Form 7-SCC) or dispute. signed by the parties and informal and expeditious .– At SEC. Hearing. the hearing shall dispute shall be reduced into immediately proceed in an writing. 20.– At the S EC . This shall Section 14 of this Rule. If efforts at settlement resolution (Form 8-SCC) of the fail.– A request for postponement of a hearing may be postponement of a hearing may be granted only upon proof of the granted only upon proof of the physical inability of the party to physical inability of the party to appear before the court on the appear before the court on the scheduled date and time. Duty of the Court.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 61 Failure of the defendant to Failure of the defendant to appear shall have the same effect appear shall have the same effect as failure to file a Response under as failure to file a Response under Section 12 of this Rule. 19. 21. postponement. appears at the hearing. of small claims cases. Claim/s and counterclaim. S EC . Failure of both parties to appear Failure of both parties to appear shall cause the dismissal with shall cause the dismissal with prejudice of both the claim and prejudice of both the Statement of counterclaim. A party may avail of only one (1) may avail of only one (1) postponement. This shall not apply where one of two or more not apply where one of two or more defendants who are sued under a defendants who are sued under a common cause of action and have common cause of action and have pleaded a common defense pleaded a common defense appears at the hearing. 21. 23. Postponement When S EC . statement explaining the nature.

– After the S EC . S EC . The the court docket for civil cases and decision shall immediately be . 08-8-7-SC submitted to the court for approval manner and be terminated (Form 12-SCC).– After the hearing. No. 22. the court shall render its decision on the same day. The reassignment of the case shall be done in accordance with existing issuances. The referral by the original judge to the Executive Judge shall be made within the same day the motion is filed and granted. for approval (Form 9-SCC and Form 10-SCC). Failure of Settlement. Decision. The new judge shall hear and decide the case within five (5) working days from receipt of the order of reassignment. The (Form 11-SCC). Decision. Settlement discussions shall be Any settlement (Form 8-SCC) strictly confidential and any or resolution of the dispute shall be reference to any settlement made reduced into writing. Either party may move in writing (Form 10-SCC) to have another judge hear and decide the case.M. 24. within twenty decision shall immediately be four (24) hours from entered by the Clerk of Court in termination of the hearing. signed by the in the course of such discussions parties and submitted to the court shall be punishable by contempt. the court shall render its hearing. the hearing shall proceed in an informal and expeditious manner and be terminated within one (1) day. based on decision based on the facts the facts established by the established by the evidence evidence (Form 13-SCC). SEC.– If efforts at settlement fail. 23. within the same day. and by the Executive Judge to the designated judge within the same day of the referral.62 A.

shall be certified by the signature of the plaintiff or defendant concerned. Applicability of the Rules of Civil Procedure.– The Rules of Civil Procedure. Execution. The rules on mediation/judicial dispute resolution shall not apply. execution shall plaintiff.– When the decision is rendered in favor of the decision is rendered. 26. except public or official documents. executory and unappealable.– This Rule S EC . SEC. 2016 following their to apply the procedure for small publication in two newspapers of claims cases following its general circulation. Effectivity. S EC . S EC .– The Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply suppletorily insofar as they are not suppletorily insofar as they are not inconsistent with this Rule.2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases 63 a copy thereof forthwith served on entered by the Clerk of Court in the parties. All documents attached to the Statement of Claim/s or Response that are required to be certified. inasmuch as the parties may enter into compromise at any stage of the proceedings. Execution.– These shall take effect on October 01. execution shall issue upon issue upon motion (Form 12-SCC) motion (Form 9-SCC). unappealable. 28. the court docket for civil cases and a copy thereof forthwith served on the parties. 25. S EC .– If the SEC. 26. 29. The decision shall be final and The decision shall be final. Revised Rules shall take effect 2008 for the pilot courts designated on February 1. Non-applicability. inconsistent with this Rule. of the winning party. 27. Effectivity. They shall publication in two newspapers of govern all cases filed after their . 25. SEC. Certification of documents. 24. Applicability of the S EC .

SMALL CLAIMS STANDARD FORMS The following forms shall be used.M. their application would of general circulation. except to the effect ninety (90) days from extent that in the opinion of the publication in two (2) newspapers court. (See attached forms) . No.64 A. 08-8-7-SC general circulation. not be feasible or would work injustice. and also all pending amendments to this Rule shall take proceedings. The effectivity. Substantial compliance therewith shall be sufficient. in which case the procedure under which the cases were filed shall govern.