[Full text below. See Republic Act No. 10142; Chapter I; Chapter II; Chapter III; Chapter IV; Chapter V; Chapter VI; Chapter VII; Chapter VIII; Chapter IX; Chapter X; See also Summary/Discussion on Out-of-Court or Informal Restructuring Agreements or Rehabilitation Plans (OCRA)]
OUT-OF-COURT OR INFORMAL RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENTS
OR REHABILITATION PLANS
SEC. 83. Out-of-Court or Informal Restructuring Agreements and Rehabilitation Plans. — An out-of-court or informal restructuring agreement or Rehabilitation Plan that meets the minimum requirements prescribed in this chapter is hereby recognized as consistent with the objectives of this Act.
SEC. 84. Minimum Requirements of Out-of-Court or Informal Restructuring Agreements and Rehabilitation Plans. — For an out-of-court or informal restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan to qualify under this chapter, it must meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) The debtor must agree to the out-of-court or informal restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan;
(b) It must be approved by creditors representing at least sixty-seven percent (67%) of the secured obligations of the debtor;
(c) It must be approved by creditors representing at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the unsecured obligations of the debtor; and
(d) It must be approved by creditors holding at least eighty-five percent (85%) of the total liabilities, secured and unsecured, of the debtor.
SEC. 85. Standstill Period. — A standstill period that may be agreed upon by the parties pending negotiation and finalization of the out-of-court or informal restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan contemplated herein shall be effective and enforceable not only against the contracting parties but also against the other creditors: Provided, That (a) such agreement is approved by creditors representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total liabilities of the debtor; (b) notice thereof is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks; and (c) the standstill period does not exceed one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of effectivity. The notice must invite creditors to participate in the negotiation for out-of-court rehabilitation or restructuring agreement and notify them that said agreement will be binding on all creditors if the required majority votes prescribed in Section 84 of this Act are met.
SEC. 86. Cram Down Effect. — A restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan that is approved pursuant to an informal workout framework referred to in this chapter shall have the same legal effect as confirmation of a Plan under Section 69 hereof. The notice of the Rehabilitation Plan or restructuring agreement or Plan shall be published once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines. The Rehabilitation Plan or restructuring agreement shall take effect upon the lapse of fifteen (15) days from the date of the last publication of the notice thereof.
SEC. 87. Amendment or Modification. — Any amendment of an out-of-court restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan must be made in accordance with the terms of the agreement and with due notice on all creditors.
SEC. 88. Effect of Court Action or Other Proceedings. — Any court action or other proceedings arising from, or relating to, the out-of-court or informal restructuring/workout agreement or Rehabilitation Plan shall not stay its implementation, unless the relevant party is able to secure a temporary restraining order or injunctive relief from the Court of Appeals.
SEC. 89. Court Assistance. — The insolvent debtor and/or creditor may seek court assistance for the execution or implementation of a Rehabilitation Plan under this chapter, under such rules of procedure as may be promulgated by the Supreme Court.
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