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G. R. No. 145169 - May 13, 2004 SIENA REALTY CORPORATION, as r!rs"#$ %y LY&IA CO 'AO a"$ LILI(ET' MANL)GON, Petitioner, vs. 'ON. LOLITA GAL- LANG, as Prs*$*"+ ,-$+ o. #/ RTC o. Ma"*0a, (ra"1/ 442 ANITA CO NG *" #r-s# .or ROC3E4ELLER NG2 a"$ #/ CO)RT O4 APPEALS, SPECIAL 13#/ &I5ISION, Respondents. D E C I S I O N CARPIO MORALES, J.6 Challenged via petition for review on certiorari under Rule 45 of the !!" Revised Rules of Court is the Septe#$er %, &''' Resolution of the Court of (ppeals in C.(.)*.R. S+ No. 5!'!,, Siena Realty Corporation, as represented by Lydia Co Hao and Lilibeth Manlugon v. Hon. Lolita O. Gal-lang, as Presiding Judge o !r. "" o the R#C o Manila, and $nita Co %g in trust or Ro&'eeller %g. Since the petition attri$utes grave a$use of discretion on the part of the Court of (ppeals in the issuance of su$-ect resolution, what should have $een filed was one for certiorari under Rule ,5. On this score alone, the petition #ust $e denied due course. .ut even if technicalit/ were set aside, -ust the sa#e the petition fails. +etitioners filed a petition for certiorari $efore the Court of (ppeals on 0une ", &''' or allegedl/ on the ,'th da/ fro# their receipt of the 1arch &%, &''' Order of .ranch 44 of the 1anila Regional 2rial Court den/ing their #otion for Reconsideration of said courts Order $*s7*ss*"+ , on #otion of private respondent, #/*r 1o7!0a*"# . 2he Court of (ppeals, $/ Resolution of 0une &', &''', dis#issed petitioners petition for certiorari, however, for $eing filed out of ti#e, it holding that3 +er records, it appears that petitioners had onl/ until 1a/ &!, &''' within which to file the +etition for Certiorari considering the following3 . +etitioners received a cop/ of the Octo$er &', !!! Order den/ing their 4counsels5 Notice of 6ithdrawal 4and li7ewise den/ing petitioners 1otion for Reconsideration of the Order dis#issing their co#plaint5 on Nove#$er 8, !!!9 &. +etitioners filed a #otion for reconsideration of the Octo$er &', !!! Order on Nove#$er ", !!!9 and that %. +etitioners received a cop/ of the 1arch &%, &''' Order den/ing their #otion for reconsideration on (pril 8, &'''. 2he instant petition was filed on 0une ", &''' or nine :!; da/s late. 2hus, for $eing $elatedl/ filed, the instant petition is here$/ DIS1ISSED. +etitioners thereupon filed :on 0ul/ ', &'''; a #otion for reconsideration & of the a$ove)said 0une &', &''' Order of the appellate court. In the #eanti#e, this Court issued in (.1. No. '')&)'%)SC :Regla(entary Period to )ile Petitions or Certiorari and Petition or Revie* on Certiorari; a Resolution dated (ugust , &''' approving the a#end#ent to the following provision of Section 4, Rule ,5 of the !!" Rules of Civil +rocedure3 SEC2ION 4. 6here petition filed. T/ !#*#*o" 7ay % 80$ "o# 0a#r #/a" s*9#y :60; $ays .ro7 "o#*1 o. #/ <-$+7"#, or$r, rso0-#*o" so-+/# #o % assa*0$ *" #/ S-!r7 Co-r# or, if it relates to the acts or o#issions of a lower court or of a corporation, $oard, officer or person, in the Regional 2rial Court ea$le onl/ $/ the Court of (ppeals. I. #/ !#*#*o"r /a$ 80$ a 7o#*o" .or "= #r*a0 or r1o"s*$ra#*o" a.#r "o#*1 o. sa*$ <-$+7"#, or$r or rso0-#*o", #/ !r*o$ /r*" 89$ s/a00 % *"#rr-!#$. I. #/ 7o#*o" *s $"*$, #/ a++r*>$ !ar#y 7ay 80 #/ !#*#*o" =*#/*" #/ r7a*"*"+ !r*o$, %-# =/*1/ s/a00 "o# % 0ss #/a" 8> :5; $ays *" a"y >"#, r1?o"$ .ro7 "o#*1 o. s-1/ $"*a0. No 9#"s*o" o. #*7 s/a00 % +ra"#$ 91!# .or #/ 7os# 1o7!00*"+ raso" a"$ *" "o 1as #o 91$ 8.#" :15; $ays. :E#phasis and underscoring supplied; 2he a#end#ent to Sec. 4, Rule ,5, which too7 effect on Septe#$er , &''', reads3 SEC2ION 4. 6hen and where petition filed. 2he petition shall $e filed not later than sia$le onl/ $/ the Court of (ppeals. No e*$"1, of the e