RESOLUTION NO. I-C
Series of 1997


REVISED RULES OF THE POLLUTION ADJUDICATION BOARD (PAB) ON PLEADING, PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN POLLUTION CASES

The Pollution Adjudication Board pursuant to its powers and functions under Section 19 of Executive Order No. 192, Series of 1987, RESOLVES as it hereby RESOLVED to promulgate and adopt the following Revised Rules on Pleading, Practice and Procedure in the adjudication of pollution cases.


RESOLVED to promulgate and adopt the following Revised Rules on Pleading, Practice and Procedure in the adjudication of pollution cases.

RULE I 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 CENROs.

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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