I have a situation where a dog trainers negligence led to the death of my pure bred siberian husky. The dog costed 16,000 pesos and i have paid 7000 for the service of the trainer plus there are associated vet fees and other expenses directly resulting to the death of my dog. Not to mention the death of a very close family member. I have spoken to a couple of lawyers but their expenses are more than what i would be able to get by sueing. Is there any other course of action I can take? I am from the states and this situation would normally be held in a small claims court . Does a similar court exhist in the philippines? Any legal advise is greatly appreciated.