Ceremonial Turnover of the Final Draft of the Proposed Revised Rules of Civil Procedure
In a special En Banc session on September 3, 2013,the Court En Banc led by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno accepted the submission by the Core Committee of the National Conference for the Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure of the final draft of the proposed revised Rules of Civil Procedure. The ceremonial turnover was witnessed by the Court En Banc and attended by selected members of the Judiciary, the core committee members, topical working group members, institutions and individuals who have shared their resources, expertise, competence and commitment in the drafting of the proposed revised rules.
In the same event, the Chief Justice awarded plaques of recognition to partner institutions, namely, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Law Center, PHILJA, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Office of the Solicitor General and SC Office of the Chief Attorney; the Core Committee members, the members of the Topical Working Groups; and the Support Staff of the National Conference for the Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure in commendation for their invaluable contributions in achieving the goals of the national conference.Certificates of recognition were also awarded to the delegates of the national conference comprising leading justices, judges, academicians, law practitioners and legal luminaries, for sharing their views and expertise, and for working extended hours to ensure full discussion of the draft rules.