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Republic of the Philippines

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


National Capital Region
Manila City
Branch _____
IN
THE
MATTER
OF
THE
ADOPTION OF NIA BERDONAR
WITH
APPLICATION
FOR
CHANGE OF NAME OF THE
ADOPTEE
FROM
NIA
BERDONAR TO NIA LANUZA.
KRISTINE
LANUZA,

ABEGAIL

GODALLE
Petitioners.

-versus______________

Spec. Proc. Case No.

THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR


OF PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN,
Respondent.
x-----------------------------x

PETITION
PETITIONERS, through counsel, and to this Honorable
Court, most respectfully state:
1.

Petitioner KRISTINE ABEGAIL GODALLE LANUZA , of


legal age, Filipino Citizen, and resident of Unit 514 Ventura
Residences, 646 MV Delos Santos St., Manila.

2.

Respondent LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF Puerto


Princesa City, Palawan, is the head of the government office
charged with the registration, recording, and issuance of
documents and other papers relative to the status of a
person in the City of Manila, National Capital Region, and
could be served with summons and other court processes at

its official address at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of


Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
FACTUAL ANTECEDENTS
3.

Petitioner is of the age which she may adopt as


provided by the law. The authenticated birth certificate of
the petitioner hereto attached as Annex A.

4. Petitioner is in possession of full civil capacity and legal


rights; of good moral character; have not been convicted of
any crime involving moral turpitude as evidenced by NBI
Clearance and Police Clearance hereto attached as Annexes
B and B 1, and Affidavits of Character Reference
marked as Annexes C, D and E; are emotionally and
psychologically capable of caring for the adoptee; not
otherwise disqualified by law to adopt as evidenced by the
Medical Certificate hereto attached as Annexes F; and in a
position to support and care for the adoptee in keeping with
the means of the family as shown in the Latest Income Tax
Return marked as Annex G and other proof of income
hereto attached as Annexes H to H-2.
5.

Petitioner attended the adoption forum conducted at


the Kaisahang Buhay Foundation last January 24, 2016. A
certification of attendance is attached hereto as Annex I.

6. The adoptee was left under the custody of the Department of


Social Welfare and Development after a rescue operation
conducted by the Philippine National Police for street
children last October 30, 2014 at Recto Avenue, Manila. The
authorities failed to locate the parents or guardian of the
adoptee even through the thorough effort of the former.
Attached hereto are the Police Report and proof of turnover
of the custody of the adoptee as Annex J and J-1.
7. Petitioner likewise was declared qualified to adopt by the
Department of Social Welfare and Development through the
Consent to Adoption issued and signed by Undersecretary of
Operations and Program Groups Parisha Hashim Taradji last
June 30, 2016. Attached hereto as Annex K.

8. Petitioners guarantee that Adoptee will have a secure and


bright future considering that both Petitioners have a regular
and steady source of income.
9. The adoption will serve the best interest and well-being of
the Adoptee, who has not been adopted before nor has been
disqualified by law to be adopted and who does not possess
any property.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, premises considered, petitioners pray
that after due notice, publication, and hearing, judgment be
rendered:
a. Henceforth, the adoptee Nia Berdonar be for all
legal intents and purposes, be the child of the
Petitioner;
b. Establishing the status of Nia Berdonar as the
legitimate child of Petitioner; and
c. Ordering the Local Civil Registrar of Puerto
Princesa City, Palawan to change adoptees name
in her Certificate of Live Birth from Nia Berdonar
to NIA LANUZA.
Other relief just and equitable are likewise prayed for.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED.
June 13, 2016 in Manila City.
Gonzales Rodriguez Law Office
Counsel for the Petitioner
Unit 312 Nottingham II Building,
58 San Sebastian St., Manila
Tel. No. (02) 719 - 4082
Email: nmpgrodriguez.law@gmail.com
By:

NERRIE
MARGRETT
PRECIOUS
G.
RODRIGUEZ
PTR No. 0000001/01-04-2016/Manila City
IBP No. 0000001/01-05-2016/ Manila
Roll No. 00001
MCLE Compliance No. V-0000001/ February 8,
2016

Copy Furnished:
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL
134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
OFFICE OF THE CITY PROSECUTOR
Manila, National Capital Region
VERIFICATION/CERTIFICATION
I, KRISTINE ABEGAIL GODALLE LANUZA, of legal age,
Filipino citizens and with residential address at Unit 514
Ventura Residences, 646 MV Delos Santos St., Manila, after
having duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose
and say THAT:
1.

I am the Petitioner in the above-entitled case;

2.

I have caused the preparation of the said Petition;

3.

I have read the contents thereof and that the


allegations therein are true and correct of my own personal
knowledge and they are based on authentic records; and

4.

No other action or proceeding involving the same


issues is pending in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals or
different divisions thereof, or in any other branch of the
Regional Trial Court, and that to the best of our knowledge, no
such action or proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, or
any tribunal or agency. If I should learn that a similar action or
proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme
Court, Court of Appeals, or different divisions thereof, any other
branch of the Regional Trial Court, or any other tribunal or
agency, we shall notify this Court within five (5) days from such
notice.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand


and affix my signature this 7th day of July, 2016 in Manila City.

KRISTINE ABEGAIL GODALLE LANUZA


Affiant
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 7th day of
JuLY, 2016 in ManILA City, affiant exhibiting to me her
respective competent evidence of identity bearing their
photographs and signatures, to wit:
Kristine Abegail G. Lanuza Drivers License No.N01-01-000000 valid
until July 27, 2019

Doc. No._______;
Page No._______;
Book No. ______;
Series of 2016.

NOTARY PUBLIC