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[ Act No. 3099, March 16, 1923 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT OF ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section seven hundred and eighty-eight of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety is hereby  amended to read  as follows:

  "SEC. 788. Fees shall be charged according to the following schedule:

1. When the subject of litigation is not capable of pecuniary estimation, sixteen pesos.

2. When the amount of the demand, exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is less than two hundred pesos, eight pesos.

3. When the amount of the demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is two hundred pesos or more, but less than six hundred pesos, twelve pesos.

4. When the amount of the  demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is  six hundred  pesos  or  more, but less  than one thousand  pesos, sixteen pesos.

5. When the amount of the demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is  one thousand pesos or more,  but less  than five thousand  pesos, twenty pesos.

6. W:hen the amount of the  demand,  exclusive of interest and  damages, or  the  value of  the subject-matter of  the litigation  is  five thousand pesos  or more, but  less than twenty thousand pesos, thirty pesos.

7. When the amount of the  demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is twenty  thousand pesos or more, but  less than fifty thousand pesos, forty  pesos.

8. When the amount of the  demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value  of the subject-matter of the litigation is  fifty  thousand pesos or more, but less than one hundred  thousand pesos, fifty pesos.

9. When the amount of the  demand,  exclusive of interest and damages, or the value of the subject-matter of  the litigation is one hundred thousand pesos or more, but does  not exceed one hundred and. fifty thousand  pesos, seventy-five pesos; and one peso  additional for each five thousand pesos in excess when the amount of the demand, exclusive of interest and damages, or the value of the subject-matter of the litigation is greater than one hundred and fifty thousand pesos: Provided, That in regulating the fees in accordance with this Act,  the assessed valuation  shall be taken into consideration whenever the litigation involves real property:  Provided, further, That when an amended  complaint is  filed claiming a greater  amount or property of greater value than that claimed in the original complaint, the difference in the  fees shall  be  collected in accordance with the above scale: Provided, finally, That in case the value of the property claimed is  less,  according to the estimate of the sentence, the excess  paid  shall be returned.

For  all services as  referee or as commissioner  to  take testimony under appointment by the court, such  sum as the judge shall allow, which shall be proportionate to the other fees in  this section  provided.

For  certifying the official act of a justice of the peace or other certificate,  with  seal, one peso.

For filing and recording all papers relating to an adoption, in each case of adoption, twelve pesos.

For certified copies or any paper, record, decree, judgment, or entry of which any person is  entitled to demand and receive a copy, for each one hundred words, twenty centavos.

For all clerical services in the allowance of wills, granting letters of administration,  appointment of guardians, trustees, settlement of the accounts of executors, administrators, guardians, trustees,  and recording final and interlocutory orders, judgments, and decrees therein, filing  all  inventories and appraisements, and for all other work as clerk pertaining to any one estate the fees charged shall be in  accordance with the value of the property involved in  each case, as definitively  appraised  by the committee appointed under section six hundred and seventy of Act Numbered One  hundred and ninety, and after allowance of all claims against said property, as follows :

For property not exceeding one  thousand pesos in value, sixteen  pesos.

For property not exceeding two thousand pesos, but over one thousand pesos in value, twenty pesos.

For property not exceeding ten thousand pesos, but over two thousand pesos  in value, thirty pesos.

For  property  not exceeding thirty thousand  pesos, but over ten thousand pesos in value, eighty pesos.

For property not exceeding fifty thousand pesos, but over thirty thousand pesos in value, one hundred and thirty-five pesos.

For  property  not  exceeding seventy-five thousand pesos, but over fifty thousand  pesos in  value, two hundred and twenty  pesos.

For property not exceeding one  hundred thousand pesos, but over seventy-five thousand pesos in value, two hundred and seventy pesos.

For  property  exceeding one hundred  thousand pesos in value, two hundred and seventy pesos for the first one hundred thousand pesos, plus one twentieth  of one per centum on the amount in excess thereof.

For services of all clerks of the court in the performance of their duties in criminal proceedings, sixteen  pesos  shall be charged."

SEC. 2.  This Act shall be in force and effect until December thirty-first,  nineteen  hundred and  twenty-four.

Approved, March  16, 1923.

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