Release On Bail
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR A JUDGE TO ISSUE THE RELEASE OF THE ACCUSED UPON FILING OF A BOND?
> The application for bail must be filed in the court where the case is pending. In the absence or unavailability of the judge thereof, the application for bail may be filed with another branch of the same court within the province or city
> If the accused is arrested in a province, city or municipality other than where the case is pending, bail may be filed with any RTC of the place. If no judge thereof is available, then with the MTC judge therein.
Sec. 19. Release on bail. – The accused must be discharged upon approval of the bail by the judge with whom it was filed in accordance with section 17 of this Rule.
When bail is filed with a court other than where the case is pending, the judge who accepted the bail shall forward it, together with the order of release and other supporting papers, to the court where the case is pending, which may, for good reason, require a different one to be filed.