BERNARDO P. TURQUEZA, Petitioner, -versus- THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR, Office of the City Civil Registrar, Respondent.

Republic of the
Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
First Judicial Region
BRANCH 6, BAGUIO CITY

In the Matter of the Correction of Entries in the Birth Certificate of Shane Anne Valdez Turqueza

BERNARDO P. TURQUEZA,
Petitioner,

-versus-

THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR, Office of the City Civil Registrar,
Respondent.

Spl. Proc. Case No. 2608-R

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NOTICE OF INITIAL HEARING

In a verified petition, petitioner, Bernardo P. Turqueza, through counsel, states that:

On August 17, 1995, his daughter, Shane Anne Valdez Turqueza was born at the Baguio Medical Center, Inc., in Baguio City;

Shane Anne was born to then common-law spouses, he and Anniebeth C. Valdez;

During the time of his daughter’s birth, he and Anniebeth C. Valdez were not yet legally married but both were free to marry each other or there was no legal impediment for them to contract marriage.

In Shane Anne’s Birth Certificate, it contains erroneous entries particularly the place and date of marriage of her parents which were indicated as follows:

“18. Date and Place of Marriage of Parents

July 10, 1995-Baguio City’

On the same date of Shane Anne’s birth, her mother, Annibeth C. Valdez, gave the information to the hospital personnel who prepared the Birth Certificate, that she and Bernardo P. Turqueza were married on July 10, 1995 in Baguio City;

His wife, Anniebeth C. Valdez gave the untruthful information to conceal her dishonour although originally it was the date, July 10, 1995, when she was supposed to marry him, a member of the Philippine National Police, were it not for his eventual re-assignment to Abra Police Provincial office based in Bangued, Abra;

On February 7, 1997, he and Anniebeth C. Valdez finally got married in Candon, Ilocos Sur and solemnized by Hon. Jonathan S. Biteng, Presiding Judge, Municipal Trial Court, Candon, Ilocos Sur;

Pursuant to Shane Anne’s parents’ subsequent marriage though belatedly, her illegitimate status has already been legitimated. In short, Shane Anne Valdez Turqueza is no legitimated.

Petitioner prays that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued directing the City Civil Registrar of Baguio City to cause the rectification and correction of the erroneous or incorrect date in the Certificate of Live Birth of Shane Anne Valdez Turqueza, as follows:

Date and Place of Marriage of Parents

From: July 10, 1995 – Baguio City

To: February 7, 1997 – Candon, Ilocos Sur

Let the petition be set for hearing on May 19, 2017 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 6, “Bulwagan Ng Katarungan” (Justice Hall), Baguio City at which date, time and place, all persons interested may show cause why the petition should not be granted.

Let a copy of this Notice of Initial Hearing be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Baguio City once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner.

Let a copy of this Notice of Initial Hearing be posted in four (4) public places at the Bulletin Boards of the City Market, the Post Office, the City Hall, and the Regional Trial Court, all in Baguio City at the expense of the petitioner.

Let also a copy of the Petition and Notice of Initial Hearing be furnished to the Local Civil Registrar of Baguio City, the Philippine Statistics Authority in Quezon City, the Office of the Solicitor General in Makati City and the Office of the City Prosecutor in Baguio City.

Serve a copy of this Notice of Initial Hearing upon the petitioner, and his cousel.

SO ORDERED.

February 15, 2017. Baguio City, Philippines.

(SGD) CECILIA CORAZON S. DULAY-ARCHOG
Acting Presiding Judge

Publication Dates: February 25, March 4 and 11 2017