[ REPUBLIC ACT No. 10709, December 09, 2015 ]
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS FORFEITABLE LEAVE PRIVILEGES ANNUALLY TO ALL JUDGES OF THE FIRST LEVEL COURTS
SECTION 1. Forfeitable Leave Privilege. — Judges of the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts in Cities, Municipal Trial Courts, Municipal Circuit Trial Courts and Shari’a Circuit Courts, all known as first level courts, shall be entitled annually to thirty (30) days forfeitable leave with pay in addition to the fifteen (15) days vacation leave and fifteen (15) days sick leave privileges provided for by law. In the computation thereof, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall be excluded.
The forfeitable leave privilege under this Act shall be noncumulative and nonconvertible to cash.
SEC. 2. The Supreme Court shall, within thirty (30) days after the effectivity of this Act, promulgate the rules and regulations for the effective implementation of this Act.
SEC. 3. All laws, decrees, executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
(SGD.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
(SGD.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives on August 26, 2014, amended by the Senate on August 24, 2015, and which amendments were concurred in by the House of Representatives on September 23, 2015.
(SGD.) OSCAR G. YABES
(SGD.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Approved: DECEMBER 9, 2015
(SGD.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines