SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS(2006 EDITION)RULE 72 :SUBJECT MATTER AND APPLICABILITY OF GENERAL RULESSPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
a remedy by which a party seeks to establish a status, a right or a particular fact. (Rule 1, Section 3c)SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS ENUMERATED IN THE RULES OF COURT1. settlement of estate of deceased persons;2. escheat;3. guardianship and custody of children;4. trustees;5. adoption;6. rescission and revocation of adoption;7. hospitalization of insane persons;8. habeas corpus;9. change of name;10. voluntary dissolution of corporations;11. judicial approval of voluntary recognition of natural children;12. constitution of family home;13. declaration of absence and death;14. cancellation and correction of entries in the civil registry.OTHER SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS1. liquidation proceedings2. intra-corporate controversies;3. corporate rehabilitation;4. recognition and enforcement of arbitration proceedings;5. vacation, setting aside, correction or modification of an arbitral award.6. any application with a court for arbitration assistance and supervision;JURISDICTIONGeneral rule: Regional Trial CourtEXCEPTION: MTC has jurisdiction in the following cases:1. Probate proceedings, whether testate or intestate, where the gross value of the estate does NOT exceed P300,000 or does NOT exceed P400,000 in Metro Manila,EXCLUSIVE of interest, damages of whatever kind, attorney
s fees, litigation, expenses and costs.2.DELEGATED JURISDICTION in Cadastral and Land Registration Cases covering lotswhere there is no controversy or opposition or contested lots where the value ofwhich does not exceed P 100T.NOTE: Appeal is taken to the CA, not to the RTC since MTC is equal to RTC in this instance.3.SPECIAL JURISDICTION
petitions for writ of Habeas Corpus in case of absence ofRTC judges.4blue 95 notes: SC and CA have original jurisdiction over habeas Corpus cases, concurrent with the RTC.