The Rules of Procedure embody the procedural rules and standards that courts and parties to litigation follow when adjudicating lawsuits. It lies at the very core of procedural due process by providing the means or methods whereby causes of action may be effectuated, wrongs redressed, and relief obtained. They affect a remedy as distinguished from those which affect or modify a substantive right or duty.
These rules govern how a lawsuit or case may be commenced, what kind of service of process (if any) is required, the types of pleadings or statements of case, motions or applications, and orders allowed in cases, the timing and manner of depositions and discovery or disclosure, the conduct of trials, the process for judgment, various available remedies, how the courts and clerks must function, admissibility, proffer of, and degree of evidence, and the rules governing the practice of law.
|Rules of Court||The Rules of Court||2000-10-03|
|A.M. No. 004-07-SC||Rule on Examination of a Child Witness||2000-11-21|
|A.M. No. 01-7-01-SC||Rules on Electronic Evidence||2001-07-17|
|A.M. No. 02-6-02-SC||Rule on Adoption||2002-08-02|
|A.M. No. 02-11-11-SC||Rules on Legal Separation||2003-03-04|
|A.M. No. 02-11-12-SC||Rules on Provisional Orders||2003-03-04|
|A.M. No. 02-11-10-SC||Rule on Declaration of Absolute Nullity of Void Marriages and Annulment of Voidable Marriages||2003-03-04|
|A.M. No. 03-02-05-SC||Rule on Guardianship of Minors||2003-04-01|
|A.M. No. 03-04-04-SC||Rule on Custody of Minors and Writ of Habeas Corpus in Relation to Custody of Minors||2003-04-22|
|A.M. No. 04-10-11-SC||Rule on Violence Against Women and Their Children||2004-10-19|
|A.M. No. 06-11-5-SC||Rule on DNA Evidence||2007-10-02|
|A.M. No. 09-6-8-SC||Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases||2010-04-13|