What are the effects of non-payment of the filing fee?

Non-payment of filing fee will result in the following:

  • Appeal/petition will be returned to the party concerned for compliance with such requirement (Section 5, Rule IX, RRPC).
  • Appeal is not considered filed or perfected
  • Does not suspend the running of the period to appeal.
  • Appeal will be dismissed.
  • Renders judgment final and executory.
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