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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6027

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AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT FISCALS IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY FISCAL OF THE CITY OF MANILA, ENLARGING AND REORGANIZING ITS STAFF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, BY FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED NINE, AS AMENDED

Section 1. Sections thirty-eight, thirty-eight-A, thirty eight-B and thirty-eight-C of Republic Act Numbered Four hundred nine, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Charter of the City of Manila, are hereby repealed and in lieu thereof the following are enacted:
“Section 38. The City Fiscal and assistant city fiscals. – There shall be in the Office of the City Fiscal one chief to be known as the City Fiscal, with the rank of an associate justice of the Court of Appeals, an assistant chief to be known as the First Assistant City Fiscal, with the rank of a judge of the Court of First Instance, six second assistant city fiscals who shall each have the rank of a judge of the Court of First Instance, who shall be the chiefs of divisions and one hundred seventy-two assistant fiscals who shall discharge their duties under the general administrative supervision of the Secretary of Justice. The City Fiscal, the First Assistant City Fiscal, the six second assistant city fiscals, and the assistant fiscals shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines with the consent of the Commission on Appointments. The qualifications of the City Fiscal shall be the same as those provided for members of the Court of Appeals. To be eligible for appointment as first assistant city fiscal and second assistant city fiscal, one must be a citizen of the Philippines and must have practiced law in the Philippines for a period of not less than ten years or held during a like period an office in the Philippine Government requiring admission to the practice of law as an indispensable requisite. To be eligible for appointment as assistant fiscal, one must be a citizen of the Philippines and must have practiced law for at least five years prior to his appointment or held during a like period an office in the Philippine Government requiring admission to the practice of law as an indispensable requisite.

“The City Fiscal and his assistants shall receive the salaries hereinafter set forth, which shall be paid by the City of Manila. The City Fiscal shall be entitled to commutable representation expenses in an amount which shall not be less than that provided for the department heads, which shall be in addition to his salary; and his assistants shall be entitled to representation expenses at the discretion of the Municipal Board. The salaries of the City Fiscal and his assistants shall be as follows:

“(a) City Fiscal, with a salary of thirty thousand pesos per annum;

“(b) First Assistant City Fiscal, the salary of twenty-six thousand pesos;

“(c) Six second assistant city fiscals, each the salary of twenty-three thousand pesos;

“(d) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of twenty-one thousand two hundred pesos;

“(e) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(f) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(g) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(h) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(i) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(j) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(k) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(l) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(m) Fifteen assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“(n) Twenty-two assistant fiscals, each a salary of six hundred pesos less than that provided for in the next preceding paragraph;

“Section 38-A. Duties of the City Fiscal. – The City Fiscal shall be the chief city prosecutor and shall have the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute all crimes and offenses committed in the City of Manila. He shall have charge of the prosecution of all crimes and violations of the city ordinances filed with the Court of First Instance, the city courts and any other courts that are now or may hereafter be organized, and in addition, shall discharge all other duties in respect to criminal prosecutions enjoined by law upon provincial fiscals.

“Whenever it is brought to his knowledge that a grave or less grave felony has been committed within the jurisdiction of the City of Manila by any individual or individuals, or by any organized group or syndicate, or when public officials or employees are identified with said group or syndicate, the City Fiscal shall cause the same to be investigated by his assistant or authorized representative or by any government police agency. For the purpose of such investigation, he shall have the authority to require the aid of the Manila Police Department, or subject to the rules and conditions previously established by competent authority, the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Army or Philippine Constabulary: provided, that the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine Army or the Philippine Constabulary shall be limited to the investigation and not to the maintenance of peace and order.

“The City Fiscal shall cause to be investigated all charges of crimes and violations of ordinances and shall cause to be filed the necessary information or complaints against the person accused. He or his assistants may conduct such investigation by taking oral evidence of reputed witnesses, and for this purpose, may issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum to summon witnesses to appear and testify under oath before him or bring the required papers or documents. Any one who, without lawful excuse, fails to appear in spite of the issuance of a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum or who, appearing in obedience to such summons, refuse to make oath, give testimony or produce documents for inspection, when thereunto lawfully required, shall be subject to discipline as in the case of contempt of court and, upon petition by the City Fiscal or any of his assistants, shall be punished for contempt by the court having jurisdiction of the case in the manner provided by law. For an offense cognizable by the Court of First Instance, the City Fiscal or any of his assistant shall certify under oath in the information to be filed by him that the defendant was given a chance to appear to person or by counsel at said investigation and that preliminary investigation in accordance with law has been conducted by the Office of the City Fiscal: provided, that no assistant fiscal may file an information except with the prior approval of the City Fiscal: provided, further, that any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the recommendation of dismissal of a case by the investigating fiscal may be reversed by the reviewing fiscal who may, with the authority of the City Fiscal, file the corresponding information or complaint with the court on the basis of the evidence adduced during the preliminary investigation and/or additional evidence received by him. No witness summoned to testify under this section shall be under obligation to give any testimony tending to incriminate himself.

“The City Fiscal shall also cause to be investigated the cause of sudden deaths which has not been satisfactorily explained or whose cause or causes are suspected to arise from the unlawful acts or omissions of other persons, or from foul play, and in general, victims of violence, sex crimes, accidents, self-inflicted injuries, intoxications, drug addictions, states of malingering and mental disorders, which occur within the jurisdiction of the City of Manila, for the purpose of examining the evidence and obvious marks of crimes. For such purpose, he may cause autopsies to be made and he shall have the authority to require the aid of the Office of the Medical Examiner, or the Criminal Investigation Laboratory of the Manila Police Department, or subject to the rules and conditions previously established by the Secretary of Justice, the aid of the Medico-Legal section of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Medico-Legal section of the Crime Laboratory of the Philippine Constabulary to accomplish such investigations, examinations and autopsies. In case the City Fiscal deems it necessary to have further expert assistance for the satisfactory performance of his duties in relation with medico-legal matters or knowledge, including the giving of medical testimony in the courts of justice, be shall have authority to require the same, in the same manner and subject to the same rules and conditions as above specified, from the Office of the Medical Examiner, or the Criminal Investigation Laboratory of the Manila Police Department, or from the Medico-Legal Officer of the National Bureau of Investigation or the Philippine Constabulary, who shall thereupon furnish the assistance required in accordance with his powers and facilities. He shall at all times render such professional services as the Mayor or Board may require, and shall have such powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the law or ordinance: provided, that the functions performed by the City Fiscal as Legal Adviser and Legal Officer for civil cases of the city shall be transferred to the City Legal Officer and all civil cases pending at the time of the effectivity of this amendatory Act shall be transmitted to the Office of the City Legal Officer.

“Section 38-B. Duties of the First Assistant City Fiscal and the organization of the Office into six divisions. – The First Assistant City Fiscal shall have the following duties:

“(1) To conduct studies and render periodic reports to the City Fiscal designed to improve the performance of each division;

“(2) To render to the City Fiscal as often as practicable, a report on the integrity, competence and efficiency of the chiefs of divisions, the assistant fiscals and special counsels;

“(3) To supervise together with the Chief of the Opinion and Research Division the preparation of bound opinions of the Office of the City Fiscal every year and the preparation of index cards according to legal subjects on monthly decisions of the Supreme Court, whether civil, criminal or administrative; and

“(4) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“To promote a more efficient performance of the function and duties of the Office, the City Fiscal shall organize said office into six divisions as follows:

“(a) Prosecution Division – The Chief of the Prosecution Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To approve the release of detention prisoners and release of evidence;

“(2) To review informations and complaints to be filed with the Court of First Instance, the city courts, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and any other courts in the City of Manila, and in case of disagreement with the action taken by the Investigation Division, he shall reduce to writing the reason or reasons for such disagreement and the same, together with all the records, shall be forwarded to the City Fiscal for disposition;

“(3) To pass upon the accuracy of the list of exhibits and the numbering of the documents forming part of the records of a particular case; and

“(4) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“(b) Investigation Division – The Chief of the Investigation Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To review, reverse, modify or approve recommendations of the filing of information with the Court of First Instance, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, City Court and with any other courts in the City of Manila;

“(2) To review, reverse, modify or approve recommendations for dismissal of cases after the investigation thereof by the respective fiscals: provided, however, that whatever be the nature of the action taken by him shall be referred to the City Fiscal for disposition; and

“(3) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“(c) Opinion and Research Division – The Chief of the Opinion and Research Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To assign official requests for opinions, civil, administrative and criminal and such other subjects for study and research as may be demanded by the exigencies of the service;

“(2) To review, modify and approve for the signature of the City Fiscal the opinions and indorsement, studies and research on a given subject prepared by an assistant fiscal through his division chief for transmittal to the requisitioning official;

“(3) To cause to be prepared bound opinions of the office every year;

“(4) To cause to be prepared index cards, arranged according to legal subjects on monthly decisions of the Supreme Court, whether civil, criminal or administrative; and

“(5) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“(d) Reinvestigation Division – The Chief of the Reinvestigation Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To act on petitions for re-investigation;

“(2) To act on the findings and recommendations on cases re-investigated: provided, however, that when his actions involve the dismissal of a case in court, the same shall be referred to the City Fiscal for disposition;

“(3) To order, when proper, the revival of cases provisionally dismissed in court, and

“(4) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“(e) Inquest Division – The Chief of the Inquest Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To determine daily the availability of inquest fiscals and in case of illness of any of them, to designate immediately a substitute for a particular day or night any fiscal who has not been regularly appointed as inquest fiscals;

“(2) To demand from the docket section before assignment, all cases sent for inquest and acted upon by inquest fiscals during the previous night and examine the propriety of actions taken by the respective inquest fiscals;

“(3) To modify, reverse or approve actions taken by the inquest fiscals; and

“(4) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“(f) Miscellaneous Division – The Chief of the Miscellaneous Division shall have the following duties:

“(1) To assign cases for investigation;

“(2) To act on petitions for consolidation;

“(3) To pass upon petitions for revival in cases where there was no trial on the merits;

“(4) To conduct continuous studies of the improvement of the forms, criminal complaints or informations and cause to be prepared a bound compilation of the same or the use by all stenographers; and

“(5) To perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the City Fiscal.

“This organization shall be without prejudice to the power and authority of the City Fiscal to revise, modify, change or reverse any action made by the First Assistant City Fiscal and Chiefs of Divisions and to designate any single assistant fiscal or group of assistant fiscals to investigate and also prosecute the same case or cases or perform any other duties that may be assigned to them.

“Section 38-C. Complementary Personnel. – The Office of the City Fiscal shall have the following complementary personnel:

“(a) One Administrative Officer at P16,000.00 per annum;

“(b) One Administrative Assistant at P14,000.00 per annum;

“(c) One Budget and Disbursing Officer at P12,000.00 per annum;

“(d) One Chief, Records Division at P10,800.00 per annum;

“(e) Two Stenographers’ Supervisor, each at P9,600.00 per annum;

“(f) Two Assistant Stenographers’ Supervisors, each at P9,000.00 per annum;

“(g) Two Confidential Secretaries, each at P6,000.00 per annum;

“(h) Two Confidential Secretaries, each at P4,800.00 per annum;

“(i) One Supervising Budget Clerk at P8,400.00 per annum;

“(j) Ten Supervising Clerks, each at P7,200.00 per annum;

“(k) Ten Senior Clerks, each at P6,600.00 per annum;

“(l) Twenty Clerks II, each at P6,000.00 per annum;

“(m) Forty Clerks I, each at P4,800.00 per annum;

“(n) One Laborer at P4,200.00 per annum;

“(o) One Laborer at P3,960.00 per annum;

“(p) Forty Laborers, each at P3,720.00 per annum;

“(q) Three Stenographic Reporters, each at P8,400.00 per annum;

“(r) Sixty Stenographers, each at P7,200.00 per annum;

“(s) Eighty Clerk-stenographers, each at P6,000.00 per annum;

“(t) Twenty Special Counsels, each at P12,200.00 per annum;

“(u) Twenty Field Investigators, each at P10,200.00 per annum;

“(v) One Property Clerk at P7,200.00 per annum;

“(w) Fifteen Researchers, each at P8,400.00 per annum;

“(x) One Librarian at P6,000.00 per annum;

“(y) One Assistant Librarian at P4,800.00 per annum;

“(z) One Personnel Officer at 9,000.00 per annum;

“The complementary personnel as hereinabove provided shall receive the salary rates provided for in this Act, which shall be paid also by the City of Manila: provided, that no employee of the Office of the City Fiscal of Manila at the time of the approval of this Act shall, as a consequence of the operation of this Act, be removed or separated from the service except for cause as provided by law: provided, finally, that any provision of the law to the contrary notwithstanding, the appointment of any and all such complementary personnel shall be vested in the Secretary of Justice, subject to existing Civil Service rules and regulations.

“The City Fiscal may effect from time to time such changes in the allocation of duties and personnel and in the organization of the complementary personnel as the exigencies of the service may demand.

“Section 38-D. Preliminary investigation of cases cognizable by the Court of First Instance. – In all cases brought to the Office of the City Fiscal involving crimes cognizable by the Court of First Instance, where the accused is not already in the legal custody of the police, no complaint or information shall be filed without first giving the accused a change to be heard in a preliminary investigation, where such accused can be summoned to appear before the investigating fiscal, with the right to cross-examine the complainant and his witnesses and to introduce evidence in his favor. If he cannot be summoned by, or if summoned, he does not appear before the investigating fiscal, the investigation shall proceed without him: provided, that when the accused is detained and no information or complaint has been filed against him, he may ask for a preliminary investigation, but he must sign a waiver of the provisions of Article One hundred twenty-five of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and notwithstanding such waiver, the said investigation must be terminated within seven days from its inception: and provided, further, that if the case has already been filed in court, he may ask for a reinvestigation thereof within five days from the time he learns of the filing of the information, with the same right to cross-examine the witnesses against him and adduce evidence in his favor.”

Section 2. Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the incumbent city fiscal and his assistants and any of the complementary personnel shall receive the salary rates provided for in this Act: provided, that no incumbent fiscal whose appointment has been duly confirmed by the Commission on Appointments of the Congress of the Philippines at the time of the approval of this Act or any of the complementary personnel shall, as a consequence of the operation of this Act, be removed or separated from the service except for cause as provided for by law.

Section 3. The incumbent fiscals under appointments approved by the Commission on Appointments at the time of the approval of this Act shall automatically and without need of new appointments occupy the corresponding positions and receive the salaries provided in this Act in the same grade that they now occupy in the scale of positions in the Office of the City Fiscal: provided, that the Secretary of Justice shall determine and establish the respective positions, ranks and salaries of the incumbent assistant fiscals and incumbent members of the complementary personnel: provided, finally, that the incumbent city fiscals, assistant fiscals and incumbent members of the complementary personnel shall receive their salary adjustments without the need of any new appointments.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, August 4, 1969.

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