Philippines - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

1. The Supreme Court of the Philippines - Office of the Court Administrator and judges having jurisdiction over the area where the document is to be served are competent to complete the certificate referred to in Article 6 of the Convention.

2. For purposes of Article 9.1 of the Convention, the receiving authority shall be the Supreme Court of the Philippines - Office of the Court Administrator

3. In accordance with Article 17 and 18, for service of extrajudicial documents, the additional authority is the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

 

Contact details:

Address: Third Floor
Old Supreme Court Building
Padre Faura Street
Ermita, Manila 1000
Philippines
Telephone: +632 8536 9040
E-mail: phca-service@judiciary.gov.ph
General website: www.oca.judiciary.gov.ph
Contact person: Atty. Andrew C. Jauculan
Languages spoken by staff: English, Filipino

 

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
 Justices and Clerks of Court of collegiate courts, and Judges of lower courts
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

The Office of the Court Administrator shall cause the service of judicial documents through courts having jurisdiction over the address indicated in the request for service. Thereafter, the
concerned Judge to whom the request was forwarded to shall assign a sheriff, process server, or any other competent personnel to serve the document personally, unless the same is impracticable.

For more information on modes of service, please see the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended (A.M. No. 19-10-20-SC, 15 October 2019).

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
 The Request and its attachments must be accomplished/translated in English or Filipino.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

US $100.00 for each addressee. For multiple addressees residing in the same address, only one fee shall be paid. If the cost for the service of document exceeds US $100.00, the Central Authority shall send an updated Statement of Cost to the forwarding authority of the Requesting State for payment.

Time for execution of request:  
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by the Philippines under this Convention
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b):  
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2):  
Art. 16(3):  

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

 
Useful links: https://oca.judiciary.gov.ph/hague-service-convention/

http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/13552/
Administrative Order No. 251-2020

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