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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH 108, PASAY CITY
Cinderella Tremaine,
Petitioner,

CIVIL CASE NO. 001

-versus-

FOR: Petition For Probate

Lady Magdalene Tremaine,


Respondent.
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JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT OF
WITNESS Jack N. Gus

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
PURPOSE: This affidavit/testimony of witness Jack N. Gus is being offered to prove
that the holographic will of Lord Tremaine was executed in his presence and in accord
with the law.
I, Jack N. Gus, of legal age, married, and a resident of Chateau Apiero 123
street Pasay City,

under oath hereby depose and state:

The person examining me is Atty. Ibarra F. Miranda, with address at WM building 8th
floor, Pasay City. The examination is being held at the same address. I am answering his
questions fully conscious that I do so under oath and may face criminal liability for false
testimony and perjury.

Please state your name and other personal circumstances for the
record.

I am Jack N. Gus, married residing at Chateua Apiero 123 stree, Pasay


City, Sir.

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A

What is your relation with Lord Tremaine, the decedent?


I am his secretary.

Q
A

Before being his secretary, what was your profession?


I was a monk, Sir.

Q
A

And how did you become his secretary?


We are best friends and he would always visit the monastery and
inquire about Maria Cruz, who became his wife, when they got
married, he asked that I become his secretary.

Q
A

So how long have you and lord tremaine known each other?
About 20 years, Sir.

Q
A

And as his secretary?


15 years, sir

Q
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As his secretary, what is it that you do?


I take care of his personal finances and day to day transactions so he
could spend more time with his wife and daughter.

Before lord Tremaines passing, Do you recall receiving a document

from him?
Yes Sir.

If this document was shown to you, would you be able to recognize

the same?
Yes, Sir.

And could you please state, what is the relationship of this document

to the decedent?
Its his last will.

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Q
A

This last will, how was it executed?


He wrote it in my presence, dated it and signed the same.

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Q
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And how was it that you were able to witness the making of the will?
I was asked by him to witness and attest to it when his time came.

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Where was the will made?


In his room.

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Was there anyone else in the room?

Yes sir. Cinderela was there.

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Do you have any proof that would establish your presence in its

execution?
I only have my signature affixed to the will and my personal
knowledge to the same sir. I was also entrusted to keep the will and
reveal the same when his time came.

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A
Q
A

Who instructed you to keep the will?


Lord tremaine sir.
And how did he make the will?
He was on his bed, with his back on the head board, writing the will
while I was standing on the right side of the bed. Then when after
signing it, he explained the contents to me and asked me to sign and
be a witness thereof.

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Q
A

Where you able to read the disposition or dispositions of the will?


Yes sir.

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Q
A

What was or were the dispositions?


In summary, that Chateau Apiero be given to her daughter, that there
was no second marriage that was contracted by Lord Tremaine and
that when the time comes, I disclose the holographic will handed to
me and attest to its validity.

Miranda

Thank you. That would be all.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 28th day of


July 2015 at Pasay City.

Jack N. Gus
Affiant

I, IBARRA F. MIRANDA, of legal age, Filipino, with postal address 123 WM


Building, Pasay City, after being duly sworn depose and say:
1. I was the one who conducted the examination of witness JACK N. GUS at
my aforementioned office in Mandaluyong City;

2. I have faithfully recorded or caused to be recorded the questions I asked and


the corresponding answer that the witness gave;
3. I nor any other person then present or assisting her coached the witness
regarding her answers;
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 13 th day of August
2015 at Pasay City.

IBARRA F. MIRANDA
Affiant

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME, a notary public in


and for Pasay City this 13th day of August 2015. Affiant personally came
and appeared with IBP Identification Card with Roll No. 1234567 issued by
the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, bearing his photograph and signature,
known to me as the same person who personally signed the foregoing
instrument before me and avowed under penalty of law to the whole truth of
the contents of said instrument.
BRUCE WAYNE
Notary Public
19 Gotham St., Pasay City
IBP. No. 12121212
PTR No. 23232323
Roll of attorneys no. 01010

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