IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MINOR MANJA GIANNA BREE MAGUID DAWEY, SPOUSES MICHELLE LUMASOC AND CEASAR LUMASOC, Petitioners, -versus- THE CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAGUIO CITY and the NATIONAL STATISTICS AUTHORITY, Respondents.

Republic of the
Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRACH 64
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
Abatan, Buguias, Benguet

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MINOR MANJA GIANNA BREE MAGUID DAWEY,

SPOUSES MICHELLE LUMASOC AND CEASAR LUMASOC,
Petitioners,

-versus-

THE CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAGUIO CITY and the NATIONAL STATISTICS AUTHORITY,
Respondents.

SPEC. PROCEEDINGS CASE NO. 6417-A-036

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ORDER

Petitioner Spouses Michelle and Ceasar Lumasoc, through counsel, filed the instant verified Petition, praying that after due notice and hearing, the subject child, Manja Gianna Bree Maguid Dawey, be decreed their legitimate child, for all legal intents and purposes.

Petitioners alleged that they were married on April 5, 2006 at La Trinidad, Benguet. A copy of their Certificate of Marriage is attached to the Petition as Annex “E”. Despite having married for more than ten (10) years now, they remained childless.

On the other hand, the proposed adoptee, Manja Gianna Bree Maguid Dawey, was born on May 3, 2016 at Baguio City, the third child of Spouses Michael Neil Dawey and Bernette Dawey. A copy of the child’s Certificate of Live Birth is likewise attached to the Petition as Annex “B”.

The biological parents of the subject child, Michael Neil Dawey and Bernette Dawey, gave their written Joint Affidavit of Consent for the adoption of their child (Annex “D”).

Petitioners finally alleged that they have all the qualifications and none of disqualifications to adopt the said minor. Likewise, the minor is qualified to be adopted.

WHEREFORE, finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby set for hearing on June 21, 2017 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, before the Session Hall of this Court, and all persons interested may appear and show cause, if any, why this petition should not be granted.

Due to the absence of a regular Court Social Worker in this Court, the Municipal Social Welfare Office (MSWO) of Mankayan, Benguet is hereby requested to CONDUCT the required Social Case Studies (Home and Child Case Study) in this case; to SUBMIT her report to this Court before the date set for initial hearing; and to TESTIFY on her reports.

Meanwhile, let this order be published at the expense of the petitioner in the The Jucntion, a newspaper of general circulation in Baguio City and the Cordilleras, once a week, for three (3) consecutive weeks, the first publication to be made not later than February 19, 2017.

Furnish copies hereof, together with a copy of the Petition and its Annexes, to the Provincial Prosecutor of Benguet; the Municipal Social Welfare Office of Mankayan, Benguet; the Regional Director, Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD-CAR), # 40 North Drive, Baguio City; the Office of the Solicitor General, # 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City; The Local Civil Registrar of Baguio City; and the Philippine Statistics Authority, Manila, for their information and guidance.

SO ORDERED.
Abatan, Buguias, Benguet, Philippines this 15th day of February 2017.

(SGD) SERGIO T. ANGNGANAY, JR.
Acting Presiding Judge

Publication Dates: February 25, March 4 and 11 2017