9 months Small money claims cases in NCR hiked to P400,000 MB
By Rey Panaligan Starting April 1, the limit for small money claims cases filed with metropolitan trial courts (MeTCs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be P400,000 per case. Outside NCR, the limit for a small money claim filed with the municipal trial courts in cities (MTCCs), municipal trial courts (MTCs), and municipal circuit trial courts (MCTCs) is P300,000. Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez said once filed, small money claims have to be resolved by the courts within 30 days and lawyers are not allowed to participate in the court proceedings. The increase in the limit was recommended ... more