Republic of the
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 9
(FAMILY COURT FOR BENGUET PROVINCE)
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
La Trinidad, Benguet
IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF MINOR SALEM (A.K.A. SALEM ARMANI) DALISAN BANWA.
SPOUSES ARMANDO A. LACTAWEN SALVADORA K. LADISAN,
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET and THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY,
Special Proceedings Case No. 15-A-1029
Petitioners, through counsel, filed this verified Amended Petition for Adoption, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, the prospective adoptee, SALEM (a.k.a Salem Armani) DALISAN BANWA, be declared the legitimate child and legal heir of the petitioners and that he shall then be known as SALEM ARMANI DALISAN LACTAWEN.
WHEREFORE, finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the petitioners are directed to meet and confer with the Court Social Worker for the conduct of the Child and Home Study in relation to this Petition. The Court Social Worker therefore is directed to conduct a Child and Home Study and submit to this court her REPORTS, incorporating therein her findings and recommendations, and furnishing copies thereof to the Office of the Solicitor General; to the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Benguet; and the Office of the Regional Director of the DSWD-CAR, Baguio City. The said offices may or may not file Comment to said REPORTS.
The REPORT of the Court Social Worker should be submitted to this court at least fifteen (15) days before the initial hearing of this Petition, which shall be on March 16, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning.
Let this ORDER be published at the expense of the Petitioner in the Junction, a newspaper of general circulation in Baguio City and Benguet Province and the Cordillera Administrative Region, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, the first publication to be made not later February 14, 2016. All interested persons may come to court and show cause, if any, why this Petition should not be granted.
Furnish copies of this ORDER, together with copies of the Petition and its annexes, to the Office of the Solicitor General; the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Benguet; the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of La Trinidad, Benguet; the Court Social Worker and the Office of the Regional Director, DSWD-CAR, Baguio City. Furnish copies of this ORDER to the Junction and the petitioner and counsel.
In chambers, this 27th day of January 2016 at La Trinidad, Benguet.
(SGD) RUFUS G.
Acting Presiding Judge
Publication Dates: January 30, February 6 and 13, 2016