CAN THE OFFENDED PARTY GO DIRECTLY TO COURT TO FILE A CRIMINAL ACTION?
> No. General rule is that before a complaint is filed in court, there should have been a confrontation between the parties before the Lupon Chairman. The Lupon secretary should certify that no conciliation or settlement was reached attested to by the Lupon Chairman.
> The complaint may also be filed if the settlement is repudiated by the parties
> Note: Lupon Tagapamayapa