RESOLUTION NO. I-C
Series of 1997
REVISED RULES OF THE POLLUTION ADJUDICATION BOARD (PAB) ON
PLEADING, PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN POLLUTION CASES
RESOLVED to promulgate and adopt the following Revised Rules on Pleading, Practice and Procedure in the
adjudication of pollution cases.
TITLE AND CONSTRUCTION
SECTION 1. TITLE OF THE RULES - These rules shall be known as the Revised Rules of the Pollution Adjudication
Board on Pleading, Practice and Procedure in Pollution case.
SECTION 2. APPLICABILITY OF THE RULES - These Rules shall apply to all pollution cases as defined by Presidential
Decree No.984 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, brought before the Board or through the Regional Offices of
the Department, in the exercise of their delegated powers and function under Executive Order No. 192, the PENROs or the
SECTION 3. CONSTRUCTION OF THE RULES - These Rules shall be liberally construed in order to promote the public
interest and to assist the parties in obtaining just, speedy and inexpensive disposition of pollution cases.
SECTION 4. NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS - Subject to the basic requirements of due process, proceedings before the
Board and in the Regional Offices shall be summary in nature. The technical rules on evidence obtaining in courts of law
shall not bind the Board and the Regional Office. The Rules of Court shall not apply in proceedings before the Board except
in a suppletory character and only whenever applicable.
PAB 1-C Series of 1997
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