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Speedy disposition of cases

Talabon vs. Iloilo Provincial Warden


G.R. No. L-1153
June 30, 1947

Facts: Petitioner filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus. The has already been tried and
judgment was already rendered. But the pronouncement of the sentence has not yet been
done.

Issue: WON the right to speedy disposition of cases was violated?

Held: No, he cannot invoke his right to speedy disposition of cases. After trial has terminated,
the delay of the Court to render the sentence does not make the detention illegal, because the
defendant may, by mandamus, compel the court which unreasonably delays rendering the
decision to do so, and for that reason the defendant or prisoner is not granted the
constitutional right to a speedy judgment.