Civil Procedure: Rule 5 Venue
Section 1. Uniform procedure. – The procedure in the Municipal Trial Courts shall be the same as in the Regional Trial Courts, except (a) where a particular provision expressly or impliedy applies only to either of said courts, or (b) in civil cases governed by the Rule on Summary Procedure.
Section 2. Meaning of terms. – The term “Municipal Trial Courts” as used in these rules shall include Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts in Cities, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts.
Source: University of the Philippines