Philippine Law Journal, Vol 82, No 4 (2008)

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Vicente V. Mendoza


My concern in this paper is with such questions as the nature of the writ of amparo as this is provided in the resolution of the Supreme Court of September 25, 2007 and amended in its resolution of October 16, 2007,1 the reliefs that it affordsfor the protection and vindication of personal rights, and whether, like the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, it can be suspended by the President of the Philippines whenever in his judgment such suspension is required by public safety because of an invasion or rebellion.
I will leave to others such other matters procedure as who can file a petition for the writ, what must be averred in the petition, in what court the petition may be filed, how the writ should be served, what the return to the writ must contain, within what time the return must be filed and within what time the court must render its decision, will be discussed by the other speakers in the panel.

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