Oct 13, 2021 @ 13:12

Cause of delay: Dominguez asks SC to tell lower courts to resolve Landbank cases ASAP

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said some lower courts could be purposely sitting on rehabilitation or insolvency cases which involve the state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines.

Dominguez, who sits as Landbank chairman, wrote to the Supreme Court to ask for a nudge that courts should be resolving commercial cases within one year.

“There appears to be a questionable trend of unwarranted delay and/or circumvention of court proceedings” whenever the cases involve Landbank as one of the creditors. “Some case proceedings may have been deliberately delayed,” he added.

Regional trial courts often handle such cases.

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