Quo Warranto Case Before Courts of General Jurisdiction
Sec. 1. Filing of petition
Sec. 2. Designation of parties
Sec. 4. Petition to be verified
Sec. 5. Filing fee
Sec. 6. Summons
Sec. 7. Answer
Sec. 10. Termination of hearing
Sec. 11. Decision
Sec. 13. Notice of final decision
Sec. 14. Appeal
Section 1. Filing of Petition. - A voter contesting the election of any municipal official on the ground of ineligibility or disloyalty to the Republic of the Philippines may file a petition for quo warranto with the appropriate Regional Trial Court.
Sec. 4. Petition to be Verified. - The petition shall be verified by the party filing it or by his attorney. Any subsequent pleading based on facts which ought to be proved shall likewise be verified.
Sec. 5. Filing Fee. - No petition for quo warranto shall be given due course without the payment of a filing fee in the amount of Three Hundred Pesos (P300.00) and the legal research fee as required by law.
Sec. 6. Summons. - It shall be the duty of the Clerk of Court to serve notice and a copy of the petition by means of summons upon each respondent within five (5) days after the filing of the petition.
Sec. 9. Immediate Hearing; Presentation and Reception of Evidence. - Upon the joinder of issues, the Clerk of Court shall immediately set the case for hearing.
Sec. 12. Promulgation and Finality of the Decision. - The decision of the court shall be promulgated on a date set by it of which due notice must be given the parties. It shall become final five (5) days after its promulgation.
Sec. 13. Notice of Final Decision. - As soon as a decision becomes final, notice thereof shall be sent to the Commission on Elections, and the Department of Local Government. If the decision is adverse to the respondent, notice shall likewise be sent to the Commission on Audit.
Sec. 15. Preferential Disposition of Quo Warranto Cases. - The courts shall give preference to quo warranto over all other cases, except those of habeas corpus.