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Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Family Court
Branch ____
First Judicial Region
Baguio City


IN RE: ADOPTION OF MINOR AND
CHANGE OF NAME OF
LIEZETTE JOY SAN JOSE CUADERNO
TO LIEZETTE JOY RAMOS ABAD


LIGAYA RAMOS ABAD,
- Petitioner,

- versus- SP. PROC. NO. ___________

LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
OF BAGUIO CITY,
- Respondent.
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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE HONORABLE
COURT

Petitioner, through undersigned counsel, unto the Honorable
Court most respectfully alleges that:

1. The herein petitioner is of legal age, single, Filipino and
with residence and postal address at No. 83 Camp 8,
Kennon Rd., Baguio City but for this proceeding, her
address shall be at Molintas and Partners Law
Offices Rm. 203, Jose Miguel Bldg., Corner
Yandoc St., Baguio City, where she may be served
with notices, summons, orders and other court
processes;

2. The respondent, the Local Civil Registrar of Baguio City
is herein impleaded as a nominal party; the government
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office tasked to implement whatever order/s that the
Honorable Court may issue relative to this case.
Notices, orders, summons and other court processes
maybe served to said office at the Baguio City Hall;

3. Petitioner, Ligaya Abad, is a single Filipino citizen who
is 31 years of age, having been born on March 30, 1975,
copy of her Certificate of Birth is hereto attached as
Annex A. She had never been married and had never
begotten a child. While minor child, LIEZETTE JOY
SAN JOSE CUADERNO, is two (2) years of age, having
been born on January 28, 2004, copy of minors
Certificate of Live Birth is hereto attached as Annex B.
From said facts, the prospective ADOPTER is more than
16 years older than the minor child proposed to be
adopted;

4. The minor child is born to one Malou San Jose
Cuaderno. Said biological mother of the minor child has
no stable means of livelihood with which to support her
childs basic, as well as essential needs. Her
circumstances being so, and for the best interest of the
minor child, she had left her child under the care of the
petitioner and had consented for her child to be
adopted by the herein petitioner. Copy of her Affidavit
of Consent is hereto attached as Annex C;

5. Such circumstance of the biological mother did not
however hinder her in making occasional visits at the
home of the petitioner to see how her child was doing;

6. Since the time LIEZETTE was brought to the house of
the petitioner, the latter had been the one acting as
mother to the child; giving her basic necessities, care,
comfort and love. She had provided her a home; a safe
and secure environment for her to grow up in;

7. MALOU SAN JOSE CUADERNO is neither insane, nor
intemperate. Neither did she abandon her minor child,
and she possess full knowledge of petitioners intention
to adopt her minor child and had expressly given her
consent to this adoption;

8. The petitioner is qualified under the law to adopt a
child; she being emotionally and psychologically
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capable of caring for the minor child. She is financially
and morally capable of raising the child properly and
adequately;

9. The petitioner is in possession of her full civil capacity
and legal rights, she is of good moral character and have
not been convicted of any crime involving moral
turpitude;




WHEREFORE, it is most respectfully prayed that after
due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered adjudging the
minor child, LEIZETTE JOY SAN JOSE CUADERNO,
freed from all legal obligations of obedience and maintenance
with respect to her natural parents and that she be declared to
all legal intents and purposes, the child of the herein petitioner,
and that her name follow that of the petitioner, thus
LEIZETTE JOY RAMOS ABAD.

Baguio City, Philippines, this 19
th
day of July 2006






JUDY T. CALSI
Counsel for Petitioner
PTR No. 1427002; 1-03-06/Baguio City
IBP Lifetime Mem. No. 601470; 1-16-04
Baguio-Benguet Chapter
Roll No. 47779; 3-21-03/Manila
MCLE COMPLIANCE No. IV-000657/March 2, 2005
MOLINTAS and PARTNERS LAW OFFICES
Room 203 Jose Miguel Bldg.,
Corner Yandoc St., Baguio City
Counsel for Petitioner


P R A Y E
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
City of Baguio ) S.S.

VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION

I, LIGAYA R. ABAD, of legal age, single, Filipino
citizen and with residence at Camp 7, Baguio City, Philippines
hereby declare under oath that:

1. I am the petitioner in the above-entitled case;

2. I have caused the preparation of this petition, the
contents of which are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief;

3. I have not commenced any other action or proceeding
involving the same issues with the Supreme Court, Court of
Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency;

4. To the best of my knowledge, no such action or
proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals,
or any other tribunal or agency;

5. If I should thereafter learn that a similar action or
proceeding has been filed, or is pending before the Supreme
Court, Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency, I
hereby undertake to report that fact within FIVE (5) days there
from to the Honorable Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
this ____ day of July 2006 at Baguio City, Philippines.

_____________________
LIGAYA R. ABAD

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 19
th
day of
July 2006 at Baguio City, Philippines, the person being
personally known to me to be the same person who executed
the foregoing document.




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Page No. ___;
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Series of 2006
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES)
BAGUIO CITY ) S. S.





I, MALOU SAN JOSE CUADERNO, of legal age, single,
Filipino citizen with residence and postal address at Quezon Hill,
Baguio City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law,
do hereby depose and state that:

1. I am the biological mother of one LEIZETTE JOY SAN
JOSE CUADERNO who was born on January 28, 2004 in
Baguio City;

2. I was not married when I gave birth to LIEZETTE JOY;

3. My friend, LIGAYA R. ABAD, had helped me greatly in
raising my minor child and had expressed her desire to adopt
my said child;

4. I am not insane, nor intemperate, nor have I abandoned said
minor child. I have full knowledge of the intention of
LIGAYA RAMOS ABAD to adopt my minor child and having
the best interest of my child in mind, I have consented to the
adoption;

5. I am aware of the fact that once LEIZETTE JOY SAN JOSE
CUADERNO will be adopted, I shall lose ALL parental
authority and that she will become the legal child of LIGAYA
R. ABAD;

6. I am executing this AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT freely and
voluntarily to attest to the truthfulness of my foregoing
statements and circumstances; to prove and show that I am
giving my consent to the adoption of my minor child
LEIZETTE JOY SAN JOSE CUADERNO by LIGAYA
RAMOS ABAD and for all other legal intents and purposes
it may serve.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 19
th

day of July 2006 at Baguio City, Philippines.



MALOU SAN JOSE CUADERNO
AFFIDAVIT OF CONSENT
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Affiant
BIR TIN No. 456-873-221-000
Issued On: January 4, 2004
Issued At: Baguio City

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 19
th
day of
July 2006 at Baguio City. The Affiant exhibited to me her BIR TIN ID
Card with the number, date and place of issue as indicated below her
name and signature. She acknowledged to me that the same is her
free and voluntary act or deed.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL.
Doc. No. ________;
Page No. ________;
Book No. ________;
Series of 0f 2006.