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    Siena Realty Corp v. Gal-Lang : 145169 : May 13, 2004 : J.
Carpio-Morales : Third Division : Decision

      Siena Realty Corp v. Gal-Lang : 145169 : May 13, 2004 : J. Carpio-Morales : Third Division : Decision

    PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

    THIRD DIVISION

    [G.R. NO. 145169 : May 13, 2004]

    SIENA REALTY CORPORATION, as represented by LYDIA CO HAO and LILIBETH MANLUGON, Petitioner, v. HON. LOLITA GAL-LANG, as Presiding Judge of the RTC of Manila, Branch 44; ANITA CO NG in trust for ROCKEFELLER NG; and the COURT OF APPEALS, SPECIAL 13TH DIVISION, Respondents.

    D E C I S I O N

    CARPIO MORALES, J.:

    Challenged via Petition for Review on Certiorari under Rule 45 of the 1997 Revised Rules of Court is the September 13, 2000 Resolution of the Court of Appeals in C.A.-G.R. SP No. 59096, Siena Realty Corporation, as represented by Lydia Co Hao and Lilibeth Manlugon v. Hon. Lolita O. Gal-lang, as Presiding Judge of Br. 44 of the RTC of Manila, and Anita Co Ng in trust for Rockefeller Ng.

    Since the petition attributes grave abuse of discretion on the part of the Court of Appeals in the issuance of subject resolution, what should have been filed was one for certiorari under Rule 65.On this score alone, the petition must be denied due course.

    But even if technicality were set aside, just the same the petition fails.

    Petitioners filed a Petition for Certiorari before the Court of Appeals on June 7, 2000 or allegedly on the 60th day from their receipt of the March 23, 2000 Order of Branch 44 of the Manila Regional Trial Court denying their motion for Reconsideration of said courts Order dismissing, on motion of private respondent, their complaint.

    The Court of Appeals, by Resolution1 of June 20, 2000, dismissed petitioners Petition for Certiorari, however, for being filed out of time, it holding that:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    Per records, it appears that petitioners had only until May 29, 2000 within which to file the Petition for Certiorari considering the following:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    1.Petitioners received a copy of the October 20, 1999 Order denying their [counsels] Notice of Withdrawal [and likewise denying petitioners Motion for Reconsideration of the Order dismissing their complaint] on November 8, 1999;chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

    2.Petitioners filed a motion for reconsideration of the October 20, 1999 Order on November 17, 1999; and that

    3.Petitioners received a copy of the March 23, 2000 Order denying their motion for reconsideration on April 8, 2000.

    The instant petition was filed on June 7, 2000 or nine (9) days late.

    Thus, for being belatedly filed, the instant petition is hereby DISMISSED.

    Petitioners thereupon filed (on July 10, 2000) a motion for reconsideration2 of the above-said June 20, 2000 Order of the appellate court.

    In the meantime, this Court issued in A.M. No. 00-2-03-SC (Reglamentary Period to File Petitions for Certiorari and Petition for Review on Certiorari) a Resolution dated August 1, 2000 approving the amendment to the following provision of Section 4, Rule 65 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    SECTION 4. Where petition filed. The petition may be filed not later than sixty (60) days from notice of the judgment, order, resolution sought to be assailed in the Supreme Court or, if it relates to the acts or omissions of a lower court or of a corporation, board, officer or person, in the Regional Trial Court exercising jurisdiction over the territorial area as defined by the Supreme Court. It may also be filed in the Court of Appeals whether or not the same is in aid of its jurisdiction. If it involves the acts or omissions of a quasi-judicial agency, and unless otherwise provided by law or these Rules, the petition shall be filed in and cognizable only by the Court of Appeals.

    If the petitioner had filed a motion for new trial or reconsideration after notice of said judgment, order or resolution, the period herein fixed shall be interrupted. If the motion is denied, the aggrieved party may file the petition within the remaining period, but which shall not be less than five (5) days in any event, reckoned from notice of such denial. No extension of time shall be granted except for the most compelling reason and in no case to exceed fifteen (15) days. (Emphasis and underscoring supplied)cralawlibrary

    The amendment to Sec. 4, Rule 65, which took effect on September 1, 2000, reads:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    SECTION 4. When and where petition filed. The petition shall be filed not later than sixty (60) days from notice of the judgment, order or resolution. In case a motion for reconsideration or new trial is timely filed, whether such motion is required or not, the sixty (60) day period shall be counted from notice of the denial of the said motion.

    The petition shall be filed in the Supreme Court or, if it relates to the acts or omissions of a lower court or of a corporation, board, officer or person, in the Regional Trial Court exercising jurisdiction over the territorial area as defined by the Supreme Court. It may also be filed in the Court of Appeals whether or not the same is in the aid of its appellate jurisdiction, or in the Sandiganbayan if it is in aid of its appellate jurisdiction. If it involves the acts or omissions of a quasi-judicial agency, unless otherwise provided by law or these rules, the petition shall be filed in and cognizable only by the Court of Appeals.

    No extension of time to file the petition shall be granted except for compelling reason and in no case exceeding fifteen (15) days. (Emphasis and underscoring supplied)cralawlibrary

    The Court of Appeals, acting on petitioners Motion for Reconsideration of its Order of June 20, 2000, denied, by Resolution of September 13, 2000,3 said motion in this wise:

    x x x

    From the argument espoused by petitioners counsel, it appears that he overlooked the provision of second paragraph of Sec. 4, Rule 65 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure as amended per Supreme Court Circular dated July 21, 1998, which provides as follows:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    If the petitioner had filed a motion for new trial or reconsideration after notice of said judgment, order or resolution, the period herein fixed shall be interrupted. If the motion is denied, the aggrieved party may file the petition within the remaining period, but which shall not be less than five (5) days in any event, reckoned from notice of such denial. No extension of time shall be granted except for the most compelling reason and in no case to exceed fifteen (15) days.

    Verily, the sixty (60) day period within which to file a Petition for Certiorari is not counted from the date of the receipt of the denial of Motion for Reconsideration, but from the date of the receipt of the questioned order or decision, except that such 60-day period is interrupted upon the filing of a Motion for Reconsideration.

    WHEREFORE, for reason above-stated, the instant motion is DENIED. Consequently, the present Petition for Certiorari is DISMISSED with finality. (Underscoring supplied)cralawlibrary

    Hence, the petition at bar, petitioners challenging the September 13, 2000 Resolution of the appellant court as having been

    .. . ISSUED WITH GRAVE ABUSE OF DISCRETION AS IT WAS MADE WITHOUT TAKING PRIOR JUDICIAL NOTICE OF SUPREME COURT A.M. NO. 00-2 - 03 SC WHICH RESOLUTION TOOK EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2000, AND WHICH AMENDED THE SECOND PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 4, RULE 65 OF THE 1997 RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE.4 (Underscoring supplied)cralawlibrary

    Petitioners argument is well-taken.

    Section 1, Rule 129 of the Rules on Evidence reads:chanroblesvirtua1awlibrary

    SECTION 1. Judicial notice, when mandatory. A court shall take judicial notice, without the introduction of evidence, of the existence and territorial extent of states, their political history, forms of government and symbols of nationality, the law of nations, the admiralty and maritime courts of the world and their seals, the political constitution and history of the Philippines, the official acts of the legislative, executive and judicial departmentsof the Philippines, the laws of nature, the measure of time, and the geographical divisions. (Emphasis and underscoring supplied)cralawlibrary

    Even if petitioner did not raise or allege the amendment in their motion for reconsideration before it, the Court of Appeals should have taken mandatory judicial notice of this Courts resolution in A.M. Matter No. 00-02-03 SC. The resolution didnot have to specify that it had retroactive effect as it pertains to a procedural matter. Contrary to private respondents allegation that the matter was no longer pending and undetermined, the issue of whether the Petition for Certiorari was timely filed was still pending reconsideration when the amendment took effect on September 1, 2000, hence, covered by the its retroactive application.

    The amendatory rule in their favor notwithstanding, petitioners petition fails as stated early on. The order of the trial court granting private respondents Motion to Dismiss the complaint was a final, not interlocutory, order and as such, it was subject to appeal,5 not a Petition for Certiorari. At the time petitioners filed before the appellate court their Petition for Certiorari on the 60th day following their receipt of the October 20, 1999 Order of the trial court denying their Motion for Reconsideration of its dismissal order, the said October 20, 1999 Order had become final and executory after the 15th day following petitioners receipt thereof.

    WHEREFORE, the instant petition is, in light of the foregoing discussions, hereby DENIED.

    SO ORDERED.

    Vitug, (Chairman), Sandoval-Gutierrez, and Corona, JJ., concur.

    Endnotes:


    1 Rollo at 39-40.

    2 Id. at 105-107.

    3 Id. at 37-38.

    4 Id. at 22.

    5 Sec. 1, Rule 41, 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure.

    Siena Realty Corp v. Gal-Lang : 145169 : May 13, 2004 : J.
Carpio-Morales : Third Division : Decision


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