The Supreme Court has issued the formal guidelines on the conduct of videoconferencing for court hearings. It will take effect on January 16, 2021.
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The rules revised the 2010 version and took effect on Nov. 16, 2020. Specifically, it makes IP litigation less costly, faster and in sync with newer laws.
Jose Armando R. Melo, the former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) who presided over the first computerized elections in the country, has died at the age of 88.
The Supreme Court, in an order dated Sept. 24 and signed by court administrator Jose Midas Marquez, has allowed all first and second-level courts to conduct videoconferencing hearings for both criminal and civil cases.
The Supreme Court has released the “2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents” through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in area under quarantine because of Covid-19.
With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic still not within the horizon, it is now highly probable that virtual classes – including the Mandatory Continuing
The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the tradition-bound Philippine judiciary into a new direction, bringing an unprecedented change by pushing the Supreme Court (SC) to introduce hearings through videoconferencing.
Saying that hearings through videoconferencing will continue despite the lifting of the lockdown, the Supreme Court has authorized more courts nationwide to conduct the pilot-testing of its videoconferencing initiative.