Philippine Small Claims Court: Mga May Utang Sayo o sa Sari-Sari Store Mo, Pwede Nang Kasuhan

Are you a victim of loan borrowers who are just nice to you when they need money but will soon be out of reach when it is time to pay?

In the Philippines, casual loan or the so called “utang” is very common especially for those who are always having a hard time trying to make their ends meet, and it is not new that loan creditors are not getting back what was borrowed from them.

This is the reason why the Supreme Court is sorting a procedure that is fast and simple in collecting debt payment instead of filing a criminal case for offenders; this will be possible under the revised small claims procedure.

The new system assure that it will be easier to file a civil case within metropolitan and municipal trial court and the decision will be released only in 30 days upon filing the claim.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno explained:

“Ito po ay abot-kayang hustisya. ‘Pagkat sa pananaw namin, wala pong maliit na halaga na hindi dapat solusyunan ng hustisya. Sa small claims, pananatilihin natin na ang batas ay maging simple, mabilis, abot-kaya.”

If the money claim is not more than P200,000, then you won’t need a lawyer, the complainants will just need to fill out the small claims for and pass necessary supporting document.

The revised small claims will be directed in money claims from loan, debt, rent, services, and mortgages.

As soon as case is filed by the complainant, the court will inform the defendant and require them to answer the said complaint and will schedule a hearing within 30 days.

If both parties did not agree on their claim issues; the judge will release a decision immediately of the case within 24 hours..

To avoid the abuse of the system, there will be additional charges in each additional defendant. And there will also be extra charges if the case is filed more than five times in one year

In the year 2016, about 13,000 small claim cases were solved; much higher from 10,000 cases solved in 2015 said the Supreme Court. 
Philippine Small Claims Court: Mga May Utang Sayo o sa Sari-Sari Store Mo, Pwede Nang Kasuhan Philippine Small Claims Court: Mga May Utang Sayo o sa Sari-Sari Store Mo, Pwede Nang Kasuhan Reviewed by Admiin Artikulo on August 02, 2019 Rating: 5
Artikulo Herb Med @ 2017. Powered by Blogger.