Notice to counsel of grant or denial of extension motion NOT important

Once granted, the extension of time starts from the end of the original reglementary period. It begins to run whether or not the movant/grantee has knowledge of such action of the granting court. Notice in this instance is unimportant as, in the first place, lawyers should never presume that their motions for extension or postponement would be granted. It behooves them to follow up on their motions, for the mere filing of the same is not enough. They must check with the division clerks of court for the action on their motions, considering that time may run out on them - as it did in this case. [G.R. No. 106564. November 28, 1996]

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