Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the Philippines

Asian Law Series


by Domingo P. Disini, Jr., Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan, Rowena E. V. Daroy-Morales, Dante B. Gatmaytan, Concepcion Lim-Jardeleza
March 2002
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Chapter One Overview of the Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Part I: Court System: How the Court System is used as a Dispute Resolution Mechanism / Concepcion L. Jardeleza
I. Current Situation Regarding the Use of Courts
II. Parties' Viewpoints with Regard to the Court System
III. Problems of the Court System
IV. Direction of Judicial Reforms
V. Conclusion

Part II: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): How Out-of-Court Systems Are Used as Dispute Resolution Mechanism / Rowena Daroy Morales
I. Overview of ADR: Types and Functions
II. Current Situation Regarding the Use of ADR
III. Incidence of Cases before ADR Institutions
IV. Conclusion

Chapter Two Study on Dispute Resolution Process in Specific Cases
Part I: The Consumer’s Alternative: Dispute Resolution Process in Consumer Protection / Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan
I. Introduction
II. Consumer Protection
III. The Philippine Context
IV. Conclusion

Part II: Labor Dispute Settlement in the Philippines / Domingo P. Disini, Jr.
I. Policy Statement
 1. Introductory Statement
 2. Voluntarism: Preferred Method of Dispute Settlement
 3. Compulsory Arbitration as a Method of Labor Dispute Settlement
II. Methods of Dispute Settlement: Compulsory Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, and Voluntary Arbitration
 1. Compulsory Arbitration
 2. Voluntarism – Collective Bargaining, and Voluntary Arbitration as Alternative Methods of Dispute Settlement
 3. National Conciliation and Mediation Board
 4. Courts of Law Performing Judicial Functions: Role in Labor Dispute Settlement
 5. Questions Raised in Project
 6. Summary

Part III: Environmental Dispute and Resolution Techniques in the Philippines / Dante B. Gatmaytan
I. Introduction
II. Jurisprudence on Environmental Protection
III. Environmental Laws
IV. Experiences in Dispute Resolution
V. Some Observations
VI. Conclusion