Section 12. Power to receive evidence

1. to try cases and conduct hearings
2. to receive evidence
3. to perform any and all acts necessary to
   resolve factual issues raised in cases:
   a. falling within its original and appellate
   b. claims for damages arising from provisional
   c. where the court grants a new trial based
      only on the ground of newly discovered

Section 13. Certification or appeal of case to the
Supreme Court

Three Justices constitute a quorum for the sessions
of a division

Unanimous vote of the 3 Justices of a division shall
be necessary to pronounce a judgment or a final
resolution. In the event that there is no unanimous
vote, the Presiding Justice shall direct the raffle
committee of the Court to designate two additional
Justices in the division hearing the case and the
concurrence of a majority of such division shall be
necessary for the pronouncement of a judgment or
final order.

Should the Court of Appeals impose the penalty of
death, reclusion perpetua, or life imprisonment after
discussing the evidence and law involved, the case is
certified and immediately elevated to the Supreme
Court for review.

Section 14. Motion for new trial

At any time after the  appeal from the lower court has been
perfected and before the judgment of the Court of Appeals
convicting the appellant becomes final, the latter may move
for a new trial on the ground of newly-discovered evidence
material to his defense. The motion shall conform with the
provisions of section 4, Rule 121.