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Rule 7 of CIV PRO SECTION 14. Affidavits.

— The affidavits required to be submitted under


this Rule shall state only facts of direct personal knowledge of the affiants
SECTION 4. Verification. — Except when otherwise specifically required by
which are admissible in evidence, and shall show their competence to
law or rule, pleadings need not be under oath, verified or accompanied by
testify to the matters stated therein. chanroblespublishingcompany A
affidavit. A pleading is verified by an affidavit that the affiant has read the
violation of this requirement may subject the party or the counsel who
pleading and that the allegations therein are true and correct of his personal
submits the same to disciplinary action, and shall be cause to expunge the
knowledge or based on authentic records.
inadmissible affidavit or portion thereof from the record.
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Rule 113
SECTION 5. Effect of failure to file and serve request for admission. —
SECTION 5. Arrest Without Warrant; When Lawful. — A peace officer or a
Unless otherwise allowed by the court for good cause shown and to prevent
private person may, without a warrant, arrest a person: (a) When, in his
a failure of justice, a party who fails to file and serve a request for admission
presence, the person to be arrested has committed, is actually committing,
on the adverse party of material and relevant facts at issue which are, or
or is attempting to commit an offense; chanroblespublishingcompany (b)
ought to be, within the personal knowledge of the latter, shall not be
When an offense has just been committed and he has probable cause to
permitted to present evidence on such facts. (n)
believe based on personal knowledge of facts or circumstances that the
Rule 35 person to be arrested has committed it; and (c) When the person to be
arrested is a prisoner who has escaped from a penal establishment or place
SECTION 5. Form of affidavits and supporting papers. — Supporting and where he is serving final judgment or is temporarily confined while his case
opposing affidavits shall be made on personal knowledge, shall set forth is pending, or has escaped while being transferred from one confinement
such facts as would be admissible in evidence, and shall show affirmatively to another. In cases falling under paragraphs (a) and (b) above, the person
that the affiant is competent to testify to the matters stated therein. Certified arrested without a warrant shall be forthwith delivered to the nearest police
true copies of all papers or parts thereof referred to in the affidavit shall be station or jail and shall be proceeded against in accordance with section 7
attached thereto or served therewith. (5a, R34) of Rule 112. (5a)
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5. TESTIMONIAL KNOWLEDGE SECTION 36. Testimony generally prosecute proper charges erring attorneys including those in the
confined to personal knowledge; hearsay excluded. — A witness can testify government service. Six (6) copies of the verified complaint shall be filed
only to those facts which he knows of his personal knowledge; that is, which with the Secretary of the IBP or the Secretary of any of its chapters who
are derived from his own perception, except as otherwise provided in these shall forthwith transmit the same to the IBP Board of Governors for
rules. (30 a) assignment to an investigator.

RULE 139 Disbarment or Suspension of Attorneys RULE 140 Charges Against Judges of First Instance

SECTION 1. Motion or complaint. — Proceedings for the removal or SECTION 1. Complaint. — All charges against judges of first instance shall
suspension of attorneys may be taken by the Supreme Court on its own be in writing and shall set out distinctly, clearly, and concisely the facts
motion or upon the complaint under oath of another in writing. The complained of as constituting the alleged serious misconduct or inefficiency
complaint shall set out distinctly, clearly, and concisely the facts complained of the respondent, and shall be sworn to and supported by affidavits of
of, supported by affidavits, if any, of persons having personal knowledge of persons who have personal knowledge of the facts therein alleged, and
the facts therein alleged and shall be accompanied with copies of such shall be accompanied with copies of documents which may substantiate
documents as may substantiate said facts. said facts.

RULE 139-B Disbarment and Discipline of Attorneys

SECTION 1. How Instituted. — Proceedings for the disbarment,


suspension, or discipline of attorneys may be taken by the Supreme Court
motu propio, or by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) upon the
verified complaint of any person. The complaint shall state clearly and
concisely the facts complained of and shall be supported by affidavits of
persons having personal knowledge of the facts therein alleged and/or by
such documents as may substantiate said facts. The IBP Board of
Governors may, motu propio or upon referral by the Supreme Court or by a
Chapter Board of Officers, or at the instance of any person, initiate and