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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH ______ MANDALUYONG CITY

JOYCE ANN ESPERIDA DADEA Petitioner, CIVIL CASE NO. __________ - ver ! LEO YASHER DADEA Re "on#ent$ %-------------------------%

PETITION
Petitioner, JOYCE ANN ESPERIDA DADEA , &' (o!n e), *n# to t+i Honor*&)e Co!rt, re "e(t,!))' *))e-e . NATURE OF PETITION In t+i "etition, Petitioner i ee/in- t+e #e()*r*tion o, n!))it' o, +i 0*rri*-e to

t+e Re "on#ent, invo/in- Arti()e 12 o, t+e F*0i)' Co#e, 3+i(+ "rovi#e . ARTICLE 36. A marriage contracted by any party who, at the time of the celebration, wa p ychologically incapacitated to comply with e ential marital obligation of marriage, hall li!ewi e be "oid e"en if #ch incapacity become manife t only after it olemni$ation.%

THE PARTIES 4$ Petitioner JOYCE ANN ESPERIDA DADEA i * Fi)i"ino, o, )e-*) *-e, 0*rrie# to Leo A +er D*#e* *n# 3it+ * re i#en(e *n# "o t*) *##re *t 456 E* t Aven!e Br-'$ 467 M*ri* C)*r* St$ Gr*(e P*r/ C*)oo(*n Cit'8

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Re "on#ent LEO ASHER DADEA , i )i/e3i e * Fi)i"ino, o, )e-*) *-e, *t$ 69 Lot 47 Ye))o3 N*00er St$ 3+ere +e 0*' &e erve# 3it+ !00on

0*rrie# *n# 3it+ re i#en(e *n# "o t*) *##re :oo#+i)) S!&#ivi ion, S*n Pe#ro, L*-!n*, *n# ot+er "ro(e e o, t+e Honor*&)e Co!rt8

ALLEGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION In !""ort o, t+e "etition, Petitioner re "e(t,!))' *))e-e .
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Petitioner *n# re "on#ent 3ere intro#!(e# to e*(+ ot+er &' t+eir (o00on

,rien# in J!ne 6771, 3+i)e t+e' 3ere *t t+e Univer it' Center o, t+e (+oo) 3+ere t+e' 3ere &ot+ t!#'in-$ A,ter * ,e3 3ee/ , t+e' +*# t+e (+*n(e o, -ettinto-et+er *-*in, *n# re "on#ent 3o!)# <oin "etitioner *n# +er ,rien# in t+eir *(tivitie 8 Re "on#ent t*rte# (o!rtin- "etitioner in Se"te0&er *n# *,ter * ,e3 3ee/ , t+e' &e(*0e 3eet+e*rt 8
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So0eti0e )*ter in t+e re)*tion +i", "etitioner *n# re "on#ent 3o!)# *r-!e,

&e(*! e o, t+e <e*)o! ' o, "etitioner, *n# &e(*! e re "on#ent "ent o 0!(+ ti0e 3it+ +i ,rien# $ T+ere 3ere *) o ti0e 3+en ne3 re*(+e# "etitioner t+*t re "on#ent 3* ,)irtin- 3it+ ot+er 3o0en, even 3+en +e *n# "etitioner *re into * re)*tion +i"$ Petitioner *n# re "on#ent (ontin!e# to en-*-e t+e0 e)ve in e%!*) (on-re , !(+ t+*t t+e !nti0e)' "re-n*n(' o, "etitioner 3* inevit*&)e$ An# &e(*! e t+e' 3*nte# to t+eir (+i)# to &e &orn )e-iti0*te, t+e' #e(i#e# to -et 0*rrie#8
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On J*n!*r' 1, 677=, "etitioner *n# re "on#ent 3ere 0*rrie# *t t+e Li,e

C+ri ti*n Fe))o3 +i" Center, C*)oo(*n Cit'$ A,ter t+eir 3e##in-, "etitioner *n# re "on#ent )ive# in t+e +o! e o, re "on#entA ,*0i)' in L*-!n*$ Petitioner -*ve &irt+ to t+eir (+i)# Beit+ De 0on#$ T+e *i# &*&' 3* &orn "re0*t!re, *n# +e )*ter #ie#$ A (o"' o, t+eir &arriage Contract i +ereto *tt*(+e# * Annex A *n# 0*#e *n inte-r*) "*rt +ereo,8
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3ere *) o t+in/in- t+*t i, re "on#ent 3o!)# &e ,*r ,ro0 +i ,rien# , t+e' (o!)# &e *&)e to *ve t+eir 0*rri*-e, in(e +e 3o!)# not &e "en#in- +i ti0e 3it+ t+e0, &!t 3it+ "etitioner *n# t+e (+i)#ren t+*t t+e' 3i)) +*ve$ B!t 3+en t+e' 3ere in J*"*n, re "on#ent (ontin!e# to )ive * &*(+e)or )i,e t')e$ He "ent ti0e o!t o, t+e +o! e, *n# +e (ontin!e# to 3o0*niCe$ Petitioner even (*!-+t +i0 3o0*niCin-, *n# +e 3o!)# to" ,or * 3+i)e *n# t+en (ontin!e 3o0*niCin- *n# #*tin- ot+er 3o0en$ He "ent ti0e 3it+ +i ,rien# ? (o-3or/er *n# 3it+ t+e 3o0en +e 3* #*tin-$ To *ve t+eir 0*rri*-e, "etitioner ti)) *tten#e# to +i nee# *n# trie# to &e "*tient 3it+ +i0$ S+e t*)/e# 3it+ +i0 to (+*n-e ,or t+e */e o, t+eir (+i)#, &!t +e 3o!)# on)' to" )ivin- )i/e * &*(+e)or ,or * ,e3 #*' , t+en +e 3o!)# -o &*(/ to +i o)# 3*' 8
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De "ite t+e &irt+ o, t+eir e(on# (+i)#, re "on#ent (ontin!e# to 3o0*niCe, "en# ti0e o!t o, t+e +o! e, *n# &e 3it+ ,rien# , *n# 3+enever +e 3ent +o0e, +e t*rte# to &e(o0e +ot-te0"ere#$ A (o"' o, t+eir onA 'irth Certificate i +ereto *tt*(+e# *n# 0*r/e# * Annex B *n# 0*#e *n inte-r*) "*rt t+ereo,8
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t*'e# 3it+ +i -ir),rien#$ D!rin- t+e *i# "erio#, +e to""e# -ivin- +i

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re "on#ent reverte# to +i o)# 3*' $ He "ent ti0e 3it+ +i ,rien# , 3o0*niCe#, *n# +e *-*in &e(*0e irrit*&)e to3*r# "etitioner$ He *-*in in,)i(te# "+' i(*) +*r0 on +er, *n# on t3o o((* ion , +e t+re*tene# to t*/e +er )i,e$ O!t o, ,e*r t+*t re "on#ent 3i)) /i)) +er, "etitioner )e,t t+eir rente# ")*(e *n# 3ent to )ive 3it+ +er 0ot+er8
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on ,ro0 t+e ,*0i)' o, "etitioner 3+o 3* t*/in- (*re o, +i0 3+i)e "etitioner 3* 3or/in-8
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3it+ "etitioner *n# +e +*# not +o3n *n' re0or e ,or 3+*t +e #i# to +er8
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A " '(+o)o-i(*) e%*0in*tion 0*#e &' C)ini(*) P '(+o)o-i t, Dr$ M*ri(ri !,,erin- ,ro0

Re'e M*ri(!t, reve*) t+*t re "on#ent, t+ro!-+ +i *(tion , i

" '(+o)o-i(*) (on#ition /no3n * +i trioni( *n# *nti o(i*) "er on*)it' #i or#er *n# t+*t t+e (on#ition i *)re*#' #ee0e# to &e -r*ve, evere *n# in(!r*&)e$

PRAYER

:HEREFORE, it i re "e(t,!))' "r*'e# t+*t *,ter #!e "ro(ee#in- , <!#-0ent &e ren#ere# * ,o))o3 . 4$ De()*rint+e 0*rri*-e o, t+e Petitioner JOYCE ANN

ESPEREDIDA DADEA to t+e Re "on#ent LEO YASHER DADEA * n!)) *n# voi# ab initio *n# 3it+o!t *n' ,or(e *n# e,,e(t in *((or#*n(e 3it+ Arti()e 12 o, t+e F*0i)' Co#e8 6$ Or#erin- t+e Lo(*) Civi) Re-i tr' o, C*)oo(*n Cit' *n# t+e N*tion*) St*ti ti( O,,i(e to #e)ete *n# e%"!n-e ,ro0 t+eir re "e(tive &oo/ o, 0*rri*-e t+e entr' o, 0*rri*-e &et3een t+e Petitioner *n# t+e Re "on#ent *n# !(+ ot+er #o(!0ent *""ert*inin- t+ereto8 Ot+er re)ie, <! t *n# e>!it*&)e !n#er t+e "re0i e *re )i/e3i e "r*'e# ,or$ D!eCon Cit' ,or C*)oo(*n Cit', 79 M*' 6746$

DAVID ROBERT C. AQUINO


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