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GENERAL PRINCIPLES What is the concept of remedial law? passage and this will not violate any right of a person who may feel that he is adversely affected, inasmuch as there are no vested rights in rules of procedure (Jose vs. Javellana, GR No. 158239,
Distinguish between substantive law and remedial law Definition Substantive law creates, defines and regulates rights and duties regarding life, liberty or property which when violated gives rise to a cause of action. Remedial law prescribes the methods of enforcing those rights and obligations created by substantive law by providing a procedural system for obtaining redress for the invasion of rights and violations of duties and by prescribing rules as to how suits are filed, tried and decided by the courts (Bustos vs. Lucero, supra., Primicias vs. Ocampo,) As to application Substantive has a Prospective application It is construed to be applicable to actions pending and undetermined at the time of their passage, and are deemed retroactive in that sense and to the extent. As a general rule, the retroactive application of procedural laws cannot be considered violative of any personal rights because no vested right may attach to nor arise therefrom (Calacala vs., Republic) Procedural law refers to the adjective law which prescribes rules and forms of procedure in order that courts may be able to administer justice. Procedural laws do not come within the legal conception of a retroactive law, or the general rule against the retroactive operation of statutes—they may be given retroactive effect on actions pending and undetermined at the time of their

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