Dear PAO,

My neighbor borrowed a considerable amount of money from me. When he failed to pay, I sought the assistance of our barangay captain to settle the matter. Unfortunately, my neighbor still failed to pay me. I shared my problem with an officemate who told me that my case is covered by a rule called "Small Claims." May I know what that rule is and what it covers? Does it include the enforcement of a barangay amicable settlement?

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