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Republic of the Philippines

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


Seventh (7th) Judicial Region
Branch ___
Cebu City

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE MINOR

JUNREL MAGNO
SP. PROC . NO. ___
FOR: ADOPTION
SPOUSES
CERILO MAGNO AND JUANA MAGNO, Petitioners. X -----------------
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PETITION

PETITIONER, through the undersigned counsel and to this


Honorable Court, most respectfully states, THAT:

1. Petitioner Cerilo Magno (subsequently referred to as


“Cerilo”, for brevity) is a Filipino, of legal age, married, and a
resident of Talamban, Cebu City, Cebu. He is the paternal
grandfather of the minor child sought to be adopted. He may
be served with orders, notices and other legal processes of this
Honorable Court through his undersigned counsel at the
address stated below.

2. Co-petitioner Juana Magno (subsequently referred


to as “Juana”, for brevity) is a Filipino, of legal age, married,
and a resident of Talamban, Cebu City. She is the paternal
grandmother of the minor child sought to be adopted. She
may be served with orders, notices and other legal processes
of this Honorable Court through her undersigned counsel at the
address stated below.

3. The minor child sought to be adopted by the


Petitioner is Junrel Magno (subsequently referred to as “Junrel”
for brevity), born on February 26, 2014 in Talamban, Cebu City,
Cebu, to parents Romula Albaño and Ernesto Luna. He is one
year and eight months old as of this date of the Petition and a
resident of Talamban, Cebu City. A copy of the certificate of
live birth of Junrel is attached hereto as Annex A.

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4. Junrel’s mother, Romula Albaño (subsequently
referred to as “Romula” for brevity), abandoned him and has
not been heard of since deserting him on July 22, 2014. All
possible efforts to contact Romula have been exhausted but to
no avail.

5. The minor’s father, Ernesto Magno (subsequently


referred to as “Ernesto” for brevity), is living with the minor and
the petitioners.

6. The said minor’s parents, Romula Albaño and Ernesto


Magno, were never married to each other but they lived with
the petitioners upon Junrel’s birth.

7. Ever since Romula left Junrel, Ernesto and the


petitioners have taken care of Junrel.

8. Petitioners are in possession of full civil capacity and


legal rights; of good moral character; has not been convicted
of any crime involving moral turpitude1; physically, financially2,
emotionally and psychologically capable of caring for Junrel;
at least sixteen (16) years older than Junrel;3 capable to
maintain, care for, educate, and support Junrel in keeping with
the means of the family; and physically healthy.4 Petitioner
Cerilo earns his income by working as a hospital physician. His
wife, Juana, is likewise gainfully employed with the same
hospital as a nurse.

9. Thus, Petitioners have all the qualifications and none


of the disqualifications under the law to adopt Junrel, who is
not disqualified by law to be adopted. It will be for the best
interest of the minor child to be adopted by his paternal
grandparents.

10. In conjunction with this petition, Petitioners seeks that


a Certificate of Live Birth with the following details be issued, to
wit:

1 A copy of petitioner’s police and NBI clearances are attached as Annex C and D
2 A copy of the petitioner’s Income Tax Return is attached as Annex E
3 A copy of the Birth Certificate of Petitioners are attached as Annexes “F” and “G” and

made an integral part of this Petition.


4 A copy of petitioner’s medical certificate is attached as Annex H

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Name of Child: Junrel Magno
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: February 26, 2014
Name of Mother: Romula Albaño
Citizenship: Filipino
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: N.A
Age at the time of this birth: 51
Name of Father Ernesto Magno
Citizenship: Filipino
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Self-employed

PRAYER

WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is most respectfully


prayed of this Honorable Court, after due notice, publication,
and hearing to issue a decree of adoption declaring that the
minor child Junrel Magno be considered as the legitimate child
of Petitioners, and that the Local Civil Registrar be directed to
issue a Birth Certificate with the following details:

Name of Child: Junrel Magno


Sex: Male
Date of Birth: February 26, 2014
Name of Mother: Juana Magno
Citizenship: Filipino
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Nurse
Age at the time of this birth: 51
Name of Father Cerilo Magno
Citizenship: Filipino
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Hospital Physician

Other relief and remedies, just and equitable, are likewise


prayed for.

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THE LAW ENFOURCERS LAW FIRM
Counsel for the Petitioners
Unit 2, 2nd Floor Marco Polo Hotel
Nivel Hills
6000 Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 221-4653

By:

ATTY. ___________________________
Roll of Attorney’s No. __________
PTR No. ____________; 10/10/2015 Cebu City
IBP Lifetime No. _________; Cebu City
MCLE Compliance No. _____________; 1/6/2014