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SUPREME COURT

ORIGINAL J.
Exclusive
1. Petitions for the issuance of writs
of Certiorari, Prohibition &
Mandamus (CPM) against:
a) CA
b) Court of Tax Appeals
c) Commission on Elections
d) Commission on Audit
e) Sandiganbayan
f) Ombudsman (in criminal &
non-admin disciplinary
cases)

APPELLATE J.
Concurrent

With CA:
1. Petitions for writs of CPM
against:
a) National Labor Relations
Commission
b) Civil Service Commission
With CA, RTC:
1. Petitions for Habeas Corpus &
Quo Warranto
2. Actions to prevent and restrain
violations of laws concerning
monopolies & combinations in
restraint of trade
With CA, Sandiganbayan & RTC:
1. Petitions for writs of CPM
relating to acts or omissions of:
a) A MTC
b) A corporation
c) A board
d) An officer
e) A Person
2. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Amparo
3. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Habeas Data

With RTC:
1. Actions affecting:
a) Ambassadors
b) Public Ministers
c) Consuls

By Notice of Appeal: (ordinary appeal)


1. From the CA, in all criminal
cases involving offenses for
which the penalty imposed is:
a) reclusion perpetua,
b) life imprisonment,
c) A lesser penalty is
imposed for offenses
committed on the same
occasion or which arose
out of the same
occurrence that gave
rise to the more severe
offense for which the
penalty of death is
imposed.
By special civil action of Certiorari filed
(30) days from notice of the judgment /
final order / resolution sought to be
reviewed against the following:

By Petition for Review On Certiorari:


1. Appeals from CA

2. Appeals from the Sandiganbayan on PURE


QUESTIONS OF LAW, except where the penalty
imposed is reclusion perpetua, life
imprisonment, or death.

3. Appeals from judgments or final orders of RTC


exercising original jurisdiction in the following:

a) Questiosn of Constitutionality of treaties,


international or executive agreements, laws,
PDs, Proclamations, order, instruction,
ordinances, or regulations
b) Legality of Tax, impost, assessment, or toll,
or any penalty in rlation thereto
c) Jurisdiction of any lower court
d) All cases in which only an error or question
of law is involved

4. Appeals from decisions or final resolutions of


the CTA

1.

Commission on Elections

2. Commission on Audit

COURT OF APPEALS
ORIGINAL J.
Exclusive
1.

2.

Actions for
annulment of
judgments of
RTC
Petitions
for
CPM involving an
act or omission
of
a
quasijudicial agency,
unless otherwise
provided by law

Concurrent

APPELATE J.
By Notice of appeal or With Record on Appeal: (Ordinary Appeal)

With the SC:

1. Appeals from RTC, except those appealable to the SC

1. Petitions for writs of CPM against:


a) National Labor Relations
Commission
b) Civil Service Commission

2. Appeals from RTCs on:

With the SC & RTC:


1. Petitions for Habeas Corpus &
Quo Warranto
2. Actions to prevent and restrain
violations of laws concerning
monopolies & combinations in
restraint of trade

a) Constitutional, Tax, jurisdictional questions involving questions of


fact which should be appealed first to the CA

3.
4.

d) reclusion perpetua,
e) life imprisonment,
f) A lesser penalty is imposed for offenses
committed on the same occasion or which
arose out of the same occurrence that gave rise
to the more severe offense for which the
penalty of death is imposed.
5.

With CA, Sandiganbayan & RTC:


1. Petitions for writs of CPM
relating to acts or omissions of:
a) A MTC
b) A corporation
c) A board
d) An officer
e) A Person
2. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Amparo
3. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Habeas Data

Appeals from decisions and final orders of the Family Courts


Appeals from RTCs, where the penalty imposed is:

Direct Appeal from land registration and cadastral cases


decided by MuTCs, MeTCs, MuCTC based on their delegated
jurisdiction.

By Special Civil Action of Certiorari against:


1. Decisions and Final resolutions of the National Labor
Relations Commission (NLRC)

By Automatic Review in:


1. Cases where the RTC imposed the Death
Penalty
By Petition for Review:

1. Appeals from the Civil Service Commission


2. Appeals from RTCs in cases appealed from
MeTCs and MuCTCs which are not a matter
of right

3. Appeals from awards, judgments, final


orders, or resolutions of, or authorized by,
quasi-judicial agencies in the exercise of
their quasi-judicial functions.

4. Appeals from the National Commission on


Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)

5. Appeals from the Office of the Ombudsman


in administrative disciplinary cases

SANDIGANBAYAN
ORIGINAL J.
Exclusive
1. Violation of RA 3019 (Anti-Graft), RA 1379 (Unlawful acquiring of property & Forfeiture to
the state), Chapter II, Sec.2, Title VII of the RPC, and other offenses committed BY PUBLIC
OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES in relation to their office, and PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS charged as
co-principals, accomplices, and accessories including those employed in governmentowned or controlled corporations, where one or more of the accused are officials
occupying the following positions in government, whether in a permanent, acting, or interim
capacity, at the time of the commission of the offense:
a)
b)
c)
d)

Officials of the Executive branch with salary grade 27 or higher


Members of Congress
Members of Judiciary
Members of Constitutional Commission
e) All other National and local officials with salary grade 27 or higher

Concurrent
With the SC:
1. Petitions for issuance of writs of
C,P,M,HC,I, and other ancillary
writs in aid of its appellate
jurisdiction, including quo
warranto arising in cases falling
under Eos 1, 2, 14 and 14-A

With the SC, CA & RTC:


1.

2. Civil and Criminal cases filed pursuant to and in connection with:


a) EO 1 (PCGG)
b) EO 2 (Regarding The Funds, Moneys, Assets, And Properties Illegally Acquired Or
Misappropriated By Former President Ferdinand Marcos, Mrs. Imelda Romualdez
Marcos, Their Close Relatives, Subordinates, Business Associates, Dummies, Agents,
Or Nominees.)
c) EO 14 (Defining the jurisdiction over cases involving the ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH OF
FORMER PRESIDENT FERDINAND E. MARCOS, mrs. Imelda r. Marcos, members of
their immediate family, close relatives, subordinates, close and/or business
associates, dummies, agents and nominees)
d) EO 14-A (amending EO 14)

3. Violations of RA 9610 (Anti-Money Laundering Act, as amended by RA 9194) when


committed by public officers and private persons who are in conspiracy with such
public officers

Petitions for writs of CPM relating to


acts or omissions of:
a) A MTC
b) A corporation
c) A board
d) An officer
e) A Person
2. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Amparo
3. Petitions for issuance of Writ of
Habeas Data

APPELATE J.
Decisions and Final orders of
RTCs in the exercise of their
original or appellate jurisdiction
under PD 1606, as amended,
shall be appealable to the
Sandiganbayan in the manner
provided by Rule 122 of the RoC.

RTC
ORIGINAL J.
CIVIL
Exclusive
1. Subject of the action not capable of pecuniary
estimation
2. Actions involving title or possession of real property
or interest therein where the assessed value
exceeds P20,000.00 or in Metro Manila, P50,000.00
except for forcible entry and unlawful detainer
3. Actions in admiralty and maritime jurisdiction
where demand or claim exceeds P300,000.00 or in
Metro Manila P400,000.00

4. Matters of probate, testate, or intestate, where


gross value of estate exceeds P300,000.00 or in
Metro Manila, P400,000.00
5. Cases not within the exclusive jurisdiction of any
court, tribunal, person, or body exercising judicial
or quasi-judicial function

6. Other cases where demand, exclusive of interest,


damages, attorneys fees, litigation expenses and
costs, or value of property in controversy exceeds
P300,000.00 or in MM, 400,000.00
7. Additional original jurisdiction transferred under
Sec. 5.2. of the Securities Regulation Code
8. Application for issuance of writ of search and
seizure in civil actions for infringement of
intellectual property rights
9. Violations of RA 9160 anti-money laundering act of
2001 as amended by RA 9194

CRIMINAL
Exclusive

Concurrent
With SC:
1. Actions affecting:
a) Ambassadors
b) Public Ministers
c) Consuls
With SC & CA:
1. Petitions for Habeas Corpus & Quo Warranto
2. Actions to prevent and restrain violations of
laws concerning monopolies & combinations in
restraint of trade
With SC, CA & SB:
1. Petitions for writs of CPM relating to acts or
omissions of:
a) A MTC
b) A corporation
c) A board
d) An officer
e) A Person
2. Petitions for issuance of Writ of Amparo
3. Petitions for issuance of Writ of Habeas Data
With MeTC, MuTC, MuCTC:
1. Application for Protection Order under
Sec.10, RA 9282, unless there is a Family
Court in the residence of petitioner.
With Insurance Commission:
1. Claims not exceepding P100,000.00

1.

Criminal cases not within the exclusive


jurisdiction of any court, tribunal, or
body.

2.

Criminal cases where penalty exceeds (6)


years imprisonment irrespective of the
fine.

3.

Criminal cases not falling within the


exclusive original jurisdiction of the SB,
where none of the accused are occupying
positions with salary grade 27 or
higher.

4.

Where penalty is a fine which exceeds


P4,000.00

5. A whole complex crime when it is lodged


with the Trial court having jurisdiction to
impose the maximum and most serious
penalty imposable for an offense forming
part of the complex crime.

APPELATE J.
1. All cases decided by
lower courts (MeTC,
MuTCs, MuCTC etc.)
in their respective
territorial
jurisdictions.

MeTC, MuTC, MuCTC, MuTC in Cities


ORIGINAL J.
Civil
Exclusive
1. Actions involving personal property valued at
not more than P300,000.00 or in MM,
P400,000.00
2. Actions (including admiralty and maritime
cases) demanding sums of money not
exceeding P300,000, or in MM, P400,000.00,
exclusive of resulting costs or expenses
3. Actions involving title or possession of real
property where the assessed value does not
exceed P20,000.00 or in MM, P50,000.00
4. Provisional remedies in principal actions within
their jurisdiction, and in proper cases, such as
preliminary attachment, preliminary injuction,
appointment or receiver and delivery of
personal property.

Delegated
1. Cadastral and

land
registration
cases
assigned by Supreme
court where there is no
controversy
or
opposition
and
in
contested lots valued at
more than P100,000.00

Criminal
Special
1. Petition for Habeas
Corpus in the
absence of ALL RTC
judges.

Exclusive
1. All violations of city or municipal
ordinances committed within their
respective jurisdictions
2. All offenses punishable with
imprisonment for not more than (6)
years; provided that in offenses
involving damage to property
through criminal negligence, they
shall have exclusive original
jurisdiction.
3. All offenses committed not falling
within the exclusive jurisdiction of
the Sandiganbayan where none of
the accused is occupying a position
with salary grade 27 and higher.

4. In cases where the only penalty


5. Forcible entry and unlawful detainer, with
jurisdiction to resolve issue of ownership to
determine issue of possession
6. Probate proceedings, testate or intestate,
where gross value of estate does not exceed
P300,000.00 or in MM, P400,000.00

7. Inclusion and exclusion of voters

provided by law is a fine not


exceeding P4,000.00, the MeTCs
have juridsiction

Special
1. Applications for
bail in the absence
of all RTC judges.

FAMILY COURTS
EXCLUSIVE and ORIGINAL J.
1.

Criminal cases where:


a) One or more of the accused is below (18)yrs old but not less than (9)yrs old.
b) One or more of the victims is a minor at the time of the commission of the offense, PROVIDED, that if the minor is found guilty, the court
shall promulgate sentence and ascertain any civil liability which the accused may have incurred. (The sentence, however, shall be
suspended without need of application pursuant to PD 1903, The Child and Youth Welfare Code

2. Petitions for guardianship, custody of children, habeas corpus in relation to the latter
3. Petitions for adoption of children and the revocation thereof
4. Complaints for annulment of marriage, declaration of nullity of marriage, and those relating to marital status and property relations of husband and
wife or those living together under different status and agreements and petitions for dissolution of conjugal partnership of gains

5. Petitions for involuntary commitment of a child, for removal of custody against child-placement or child-caring agency or individual, and for
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

commitment of disabled child


Petitions for support and/or acknowledgement
Summary judicial proceedings brought under the provisions of EO.209 The Family Code of the Philippines
Petitions for declaration of status of children as abandoned, dependent, or neglected children, petitions for voluntary or involuntary commitment of
children, the suspension, termination, or restoration of parental authority and other cases cognizable under PD.603, and other related laws
Petitions for constitution of family home
Cases against minors cognizable under RA.9165 The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
Violation of RA 7610, otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploration and Discrimination Act
Violation of RA 9775, Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009
Cases of domestic Violence against:

a) Women
b) Children
14. Cases of violence against women and their children under RA.9262 Anti-violence against women and their children act of 2004
including applications for protection under the same
15. Criminal cases involving juveniles if no preliminary investigation is required under Rule112,Sec.1 of RoC.