MANILA, Philippines — Following the “physical closure” of courts nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court allowed the online conduct of filing of cases and posting of bail. This step will “[reduce] the necessity of the judge and court staff to physically travel to their stations,” the order read. Peralta said that criminal complaints and Information or charge sheets may be filed through email to the first or second level court. Requirements for the posting of bail may also be electronically transmitted to the court. “The electronically transmitted approval of bail and release order by the Executive Judge shall be sufficient to cause the release of the accused,” Peralta added.
Source: Philippine Star March 31, 2020 10:18 UTC