Which court has the jurisdiction to issue a freeze order in AMLA?


It is solely the CA which has the authority to issue a freeze order upon application ex parte by the AMLC and after determination that probable cause exists. It also has the exclusive jurisdiction to extend existing freeze orders previously issued by the AMLC vis-à-vis accounts and deposits related to money-laundering activities. (Republic v. Cabrini Green & Ramos, G.R. No. 154522, May 5, 2006)