Small Claims Courts in the Philippines

courthouseAccording to former Court Administrator, now Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose P. Perez, 70% of cases before Metropolitan Trial Courts in Metro Manila are small claims(involving small amounts of money) and many of the litigants in these cases are poor. The same thing is true, if not more prevalent, in the provinces and rural areas of the Philippines.

To easily dispose of small claims, the Philippine Supreme Court promulgated the Rule of Procedure for Small Claims Cases , wh