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Case Digest on LLORENTE V. SANDIGANBAYAN 19 Jan.

2000
January 3, 2011 Case Digest on LLORENTE V. SANDIGANBAYAN 19 Jan. 2000 Facts: A, a mayor, was charged before the Sandiganbayan with violation of RA 3019. Pending the case, Congress enacted RA 7975, limiting the jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan. A then contended that by virtue of RA 7975, the Sandiganbayan lost jurisdiction over his case. Issue: Whether the Sandiganbayan was divested of jurisdiction Held: No. To determine whether the official is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan, reference should be made to RA 6758 and the Index of Occupational Services, position Titles, and Salary Grades. A municipal mayor is classified under Salary Grade 27. Thus, the case against A is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan. case digests, case digests of supreme court decisions, case digests Philippines, mobile phone deals, laptop computers, gadgets, free legal opinion, online jobs, best law firms in Mindanao, Remedial Law