Remedy after denial of motion to dismiss

An order denying a motion to dismiss is only interlocutory which is neither appealable until final judgment, nor could it generally be assailed on certiorari. The remedy of the aggrieved party is to file an answer pursuant to Sec. 4, Rule 16, and interpose as defenses, the objections raised in his motion to dismiss, proceed to trial, and in case of an adverse decision, elevate the whole case by appeal in due time. [G.R. No. 109656. November 21, 1996]