Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DSWD: Advance preparations, swift response, close coordination with other disaster relief agencies key to aiding 'Lawin'-affected Filipinos

 
Batac City after "Lawin"
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said that the DSWD and other agencies of the Duterte administration have been prepared in their response to the emergency situation created by typhoon Lawin [Haima].

She said that among the factors that ensured this preparedness are the preemptive evacuations; the prepositioning of goods; the communications system established and the constant communication and contact with the municipalities affected by 'Lawin'.

The preparedness efforts were led by the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“It has to be emphasized that advanced preparations have been very important—our swift and coordinated response within the DSWD and with the other agencies under the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is the key to our efforts to immediately address the needs of Filipinos affected by Typhoon Lawin. We are attacking and resolving challenges we are now encountering in our goal to help Filipinos one at a time. The scope of the damage is very wide, and so are the entire areas affected. We will pursue our efforts to extend assistance to as many affected Filipinos and their families as fast and as efficiently as we can,” she said.

Sec. Taguiwalo also stated that coordination with leaders and units at the regional and ground levels have also been crucial to efforts. She said that the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was convened immediately after the typhoon despite the act that information was slow in coming from the localities. The DSWD was able to give direction to the response clusters and lead them on how they should work.

“We are improving   as we go and as we see areas of work that are weak and need to be strengthened.  Our conclusion is basic – we at the DSWD must go down to the field, speak to the people if the steps we are proposing are also what they need. We have to do this to ensure the validity of our data on which we base our plans,” she said.

Sec. Taguiwalo also thanked its partners in the private sector for all their assistance. Among those who have helped DSWD   are the convenience chain 7-11 for providing means and snack to DSWD personnel and volunteers working in the National Resource Operations Center, and Maynilad for providing bottled water.

“We also thank the Australian Embassy for its continuing offer of assistance,” she said.

Assistance to the affected beyond foodpacks
On October 22, Sec. Taguiwalo issued a directive to the Directors of Field Offices 1, 2, 3 and CAR on emergency shelter assistance (ESA) for Lawin-affected families. Affected FOs are directed to immediately provide the following services and interventions to the affected families in terms of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and Cash/Food-for-Work (CFW).

The ESA is the provision of emergency “self-build” shelter assistance through limited material or financial assistance to augment resources of affected families so they can buy shelter materials they need to construct or repair of damage houses partially or totally destroyed.

CFW provides transitional support and citizenship building through temporary employment by providing families cash or food assistance in exchange for participation in community work either for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, or early recovery and rehabilitation. The rate is equivalent to 75% of the regional minimum wage of the covered regions based on latest government-prescribed rates. The number of days of engagement is pegged at a maximum of 15, but the number of days for extension varies based on the work component to be undertaken.

The priority for the CFW scheme are families with damaged houses; community work may include clearing debris, repair of damaged shelters, and small-scale community infrastructure. The maximum of work days for each person is 15 days.  The rate is P214.00/day for CAR; P210 for Region 1; P225.00 for Region II, and P273.00 for Region III representing 75% of minimum wage rates.

Update on disaster relief assistance provided to areas affected by Lawin as of 6AM, October 26, 2016.
Number of Affected Families / Persons: To date, there are 302,764 families or 1,352,002 persons affected in 3,097 barangays in Regions CAR, I, II, III, and V.

Status of Displaced Families / Persons: A total of 199,514 families or 873,655 persons were displaced in Regions CAR, I, II, III, and V; of which, 1,141 families or 4,132 persons are currently taking shelter in 23 evacuation centers while 5,505 families or 26,981 persons are staying with their relatives and friends.

Damaged Houses: There are a total of 97,126 damaged houses in Regions CAR, I, II, and III; of which, 84,691 are partially damaged and 12,435 are totally damaged.

Assistance Provided: To date, a total of 34,636,253 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the affected families. Of the said amount, the Department provided 27,844,541; respective LGUs provided a total of 6,786,712; while some NGOs provided a total of 5,000.

Status of Prepositioned Resources: Stockpile and Standby Funds: The Central Office (CO), affected Field Offices (FOs) and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have a total stockpile and standby funds amounting to 840,551,812.92 with breakdown as follows:

a. Standby Funds
There are a total of 511,522,233.18 standby funds at the CO and FOs. Of the said amount, 495,037,058.87 is the available Quick Response Fund at the CO.

b. Stockpiles

There is also a total of 256,184 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to 97,076,574.35 and available Food and Non-Food Items (FNFIs) amounting to 231,953,005.39.

Pinggang Pinoy, an easy guide to good nutrition




The birth of Pinggang Pinoy or the Filipino food plate came as a clamor from the nutrition community to develop a food guide based on a per meal basis for a healthy adult.  

Contrary to what others thought to be a replacement of the Daily Nutritional Guide (DNG) Pyramid for Filipinos, Pinggang Pinoy serves as a quick and easy guide for determining how much to eat per meal from each of the three basic food groups.  

The DNG Pyramid, on the other hand, shows at a glance the whole day’s healthy food intake recommendation for Filipinos in order to have a balanced diet.  

Both tools are based on the latest scientific findings about how food, drink and activity choices affect people’s health.

Food guides themselves are not unique.  In fact, almost every country has its own version of a food guide.  

So what makes Pinggang Pinoy unique?  

As its name suggests, Pinggang Pinoy is specially designed for Filipinos which features the GO, GROW and GLOW foods represented by food items commonly consumed by the population.  

The GO food, for example, is represented by a bowl of rice, a staple food of Filipinos, fish like tilapia for GROW food, and banana and malunggay leaves for GLOW food.  

Included in Pinggang Pinoy’s simple and graphic design is also a picture of a glass of water which stresses the importance of sufficient water intake, and a figure jogging to represent regular physical activity.

Recognizing the different nutrient requirements of the different age groups, the FNRI has recently developed the Pinggang Pinoy plates for children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating mothers and the elderly.  

The FNRI’s vision is to provide innovative and timely food and nutrition tools that will ensure a healthy and well-nourished Filipino population. 


For more information on food and nutrition, you may write, call or visit:  Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Telephone/ Fax Nos: 837-2934 or 837-3164; Direct Line:839-1839; DOST Trunk Line: 837-2071-82 local 2296 or 2284; e-mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or at mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph. Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/FNRI or follow our twitter account at twitter.com/FNRI_DOST. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service: Press Release - MA. SUSANA O. ENCARNACION)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ilocos Norte receives 'Seal of Good Local Governance'

By Mizpah Grace G. Castro
PGIN-CMO

After a nationwide assessment of local government units (LGUs) nationwide, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) qualified for the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The evaluation period was from March to September of this year, targeting the three core components of the SGLG: financial administration, social protection, and disaster preparedness.

PGIN also met the measures for all three essential areas of the SGLG: business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and environmental management.

This surpassed the minimum requirement of one essential area and all three core areas in order to qualify for the SGLG.

Bearing the SGLG entitles PGIN to access the Performance Challenge Fund (PC Fund), an incentive to LGUs in the form of counterpart funding to selected high-impact capital investment projects.

The PC Fund seeks "to rationalize national government intergovernmental transfers to LGUs, and encourage alignment of local development initiatives with national government development agenda and priorities."

In addition, PGIN will be entitled to the facilitation of loan approval through the issuance of the Good Financial Housekeeping Certification, and other program windows subject to respective guidelines.


A conferment ceremony for all SGLG recipients was held in Pasay City on October 27.

Laoag HS hoop event

Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas tosses the ceremonial jump ball to start the inter-high basketball tournament in the city. (Doms dela Cruz)

How to obtain stay of removal after final order of removal

Is there relief available after an appellate court has denied an alien’s application for immigration relief and issued its final mandate for deportation or removal or the immigration court has ordered deportation or removal and no appeal was taken so that the order has become final?
 
Yes. An Application for a Stay of Deportation or Removal may be filed with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by an alien who has been ordered deported or removed from the United States while the alien is still in the United States in accordance with 8 C.F.R. 241.6, Administrative Stay of Removal.

ICE Form I-246 should be filled up with the reasons for requesting a stay of deportation or removal. The factors for granting parole to aliens in 8 CFR 212.5 and stay of removal under INA Section 241(c) may be given as reasons, such as “urgent humanitarian reasons” or “significant public health benefit” or that the “immediate removal of the alien is not practicable or proper” or that the alien is needed to testify in the prosecution of a person for violation of law.

For example, an alien may claim extreme hardship to the alien or a close family member if the alien is deported; serious illness of the alien; serious illness of the alien’s close family member requiring the alien’s presence and assistance because the alien is the sole caregiver; serious illness of the alien’s close family member, such as a child, that cannot be effectively cured in the alien’s home country or lack of financial means of the alien to have the illness cured in the alien’s home country; breaking up of the alien’s family without any one to take care of the alien’s young children who were born in the United States, with the result that they will become a public charge at taxpayer’s expense, and that they will suffer extreme hardship resulting from their separation from their parent or parents. The alien may also claim that such alien has a petition for alien relative filed by an immediate relative that has been approved and that the alien will file an application for adjustment of status. The alien might also claim that such alien as a pending application under the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). The alien must make truthful responses to the questions and make truthful narration of facts in the supporting documents, since all statements are made under penalty of perjury.

The alien should submit evidence to show that he or she is of good moral character and has no arrests or convictions, if such is the case. The alien must attach a detailed narrative about the background of the alien’s case, the status of the alien’s case, and explain in detail the reasons for requesting a stay.

Additional documents or evidence that are required to be submitted with the ICE Form I-246 are: (1) original of current and valid passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months, (2) copy of the alien’s birth certificate, (3) police reports, disposition of all arrests, court disposition, and related criminal records of the alien.

The Application for Stay must be supported by evidence, such as (1) medical documentation from the alien’s doctor, (2) evidence that the alien cannot depart from the United States as ordered by the court, (3) evidence that the alien should not be deported/removed from the United States, (4) evidence that the alien plans to comply with the order of removal, including a plane ticket, departure itinerary, and other evidence, and (5) any additional documentation, evidence or brief in support of the alien’s claim. The alien should also submit financial records, affidavits, and country conditions in the alien’s home country. These exhibits must be attached to the Application for Stay.

The alien ordered deported or removed must file the Application for Stay in person at the local Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office. For the nearest ERO office, see http://www.ice.gov/contact/ero/index.htm. An ICE officer will preliminarily review the application and if the officer believes that it is worthy of consideration and not frivolous, ICE will accept the application and collect the fee which at this writing is $155, which must be paid in cash, cashier’s check, or money order.  Payments must be made out to “Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement”. Ask the ICE officer for the current fee.

There are no specific guidelines in determining whether to approve or deny an application for stay. A stay of deportation or removal is within the sole discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security or his designee, the Field Office Director. The regulations provide that the denial of a request for a stay is not appealable.

A separate application must be filed for each alien individual and family member seeking a stay of removal.

The alien should hire an imaginative and experienced lawyer who knows what plausible reasons will be acceptable to ICE. It would be good if the lawyer knows the ICE officials and can talk with them and get their insight and what else might be needed to improve the chances that the application for stay will be granted.

Upon filing the application, the alien applicant will be fingerprinted, have the alien’s photograph taken, and a criminal background check conducted.

Bases for rejection of application
An application for stay of deportation or removal may be rejected, without being reviewed on the merits, if the fee is incorrect, but the erroneous fee will not be refunded, there are multiple applicants on the same petition, failure to submit the application in person, or lack of or incorrect current physical address.

Bases for denial of application
An application for stay of deportation or removal may be denied for any of the following reasons: failure to submit current or valid passport, failure to submit copies of birth certificates or identity documents, lack of medical evidence to support the claim, if the claim is for medical reasons, lack of or insufficient evidence or documentation in support of the alien’s claim, failure to provide evidence that the alien will comply with the order of deportation or removal, threat to oneself or others, or inaccurate or untruthful information.

Effect of approval of application
In the event an application for stay of deportation or removal is granted, the alien will be issued an order of supervision (OSUP) and be required to comply with the conditions specified, the alien may be granted employment authorization, the alien may be required to post a delivery or order of supervision bond of at least $1,500, the alien will be required to comply  with other conditions set forth by the Field Office Director, and the alien will be required to update his/her address every time it is changed.

Caution
A pending application does not preclude the execution of a final order of deportation or removal. The Field Office Director may at his or her discretion revoke an approved application and execute the order of removal at any date and time. Among the grounds for revocation are: arrest or conviction of any crime, violation of an Order of Supervision, violation of the terms of an Immigration Bond, safety or security concerns, any reason at the discretion of the Field Office Director. 


(Atty. Tipon has a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School where he specialized in Constitutional Law. He has also a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. He placed third in the Philippine Bar Examination in1956. His current practice focuses on immigration law and criminal defense. He writes law books for the world’s largest law book publishing company and writes legal articles for newspapers. He has a radio show, The Tipon Report, in Honolulu, Hawaii with his son Noel, senior partner of the Bilecki & Tipon law firm. Office: American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2305, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. 96813. Tel. (808) 225-2645. E-Mail: filamlaw@yahoo.com. Website: www.bileckilawgroup.com. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He served as a U.S. Immigration Officer. He is a co-author of “Immigration Law Service, 1st ed.,” an 8-volume practice guide for immigration officers and lawyers. This article is a general overview of the subject matter discussed and is not intended as legal advice. No warranty is made by the writer or publisher as to its completeness or correctness at the time of publication. No attorney-client relationship is established between the writer and readers relying upon and/or acting pursuant to the contents of this article.)

DSWD’s PAMANA project benefits 100 families in Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur; first in Region 1


By Iryn D. Cubangbang
DSWD

Far from the heart of the town, 100 poor families residing at the foot of mountain ranges of Lao-ingen in Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur started their goat-raising project with P500,000 fund from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

In the Region, this is the first project of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA)-Sustainable Livelihood Program that promotes peace and progress to communities, thus, contributing to their improved resilience, governance, and capacities.

As narrated by the old folks, most of the residents in Lao-ingen are engaged in charcoal-making and farming. But accordingly, they also replace cut trees used in charcoal-making.

Since these families are the first recipients of its kind, thankful as they are, they will still be working hard to sustain their goat-raising project.

As agreed in the association President Jocelyn Gasmen mentioned that for every 2 kids produced, 1 kid will be turned-over to the association for other interested individuals to grow.

Nasayaat daytoy ta kaadduan kadakami ket marigrigat, adda pondo a makatulong kadakami [This is beneficial since most of us are poor, the funds will surely help],” Ms. Gasmen said.

During the awarding ceremony, municipal councilors Bryan Tadena and Cristina Jane De Vera are hopeful of the positive results of the project to the community residents if they are diligent in implementing the project. The LGU- Sto. Domingo support was assured.

In one of the social preparatory activities, Asst. Regional Director for Operations Marlene Febes D. Peralta emphasized the importance of the program to generate income of the beneficiaries towards community progress.


Prior to the awarding of seed capital, the beneficiaries have undergone series of trainings by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Another rice processing center opens in Bacarra

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte—A modern rice processing center (RPC) is now in full operation here just in time for the rice harvest season.

Operated by the Bacarra Farmers’ Association, the establishment of the P 16-million RPC has been approved in 2014 through a grant from the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the time of former DA Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Equipped with a flatbed dryer, farmer-beneficiaries said they would no longer need to use public roads in the absence of communal pavements to dry their produce during the peak of harvest season.

In a formal inauguration attended by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Domingo Ambrocio, in his capacity as chairperson of the committee on agriculture of the provincial board, he said he hopes the operation of the facility will be sustained to improve the quality of life of farmers.

In previous years, Bacarra rice farmers particularly those living in flood-prone barangays were among those hard hit by typhoons. Should there been a readily available drying facility, the estimated cost of damages could have been minimal.

Next to Piddig town, the Bacarra RPC is among the six modern milling facilities set up in Region 1 to help rural farmers reduce post-harvest losses.

The DA funded about 28 milling facilities nationwide to benefit selected farmer organizations who underwent rigid training and capacity building to operate and maintain the centers.


Under the program initiated by the previous administration, the government funded 85 percent of the cost of the project and the remaining balance of 15 percent by the recipient. (Leilanie G. Adriano)

The Ilocos Times November 21-27, 2016

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Pranksters fool Laoag food establishments

By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Laoag City—Several fast food establishments in this city were fooled when bulk orders were placed for delivery to the City Hall.

According to the Laoag police, on October 12, 2016, a person or several persons phoned in bulk orders for delivery using the names of Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas, vice mayor Michael V. Fariñas; and Laoag councilors Franklin Dante A. Respicio and Handy Lao. The delivery place was the City Hall.

The problem with this scenario was the Laoag officials mentioned—except for Mr. Respicio—were in Metro Manila at that time to receive the Most Business-Friendly City award.

Laoag police chief P/Supt. Edwin Balles said this should serve as a warning to all food establishments to be more alert in accepting delivery orders from phones.

Mr. Lao, upon learning about the issue, said he did not place any order thru phone at the said date. He stressed that he was already in Manila when the news broke.

The neophyte councilor then called on the person or persons behind this to cease this activity. He pointed out that it is the business establishment which becomes the biggest victim in this kind of prank.

“Because what will happen to the foods they ordered if the persons [who] called were fakes. Siyempre maperdi dagidiay naorder a makan ket agbalin ton a pukaw dagiti negosiyante,” Mr. Lao explained.          

As a businessman himself, Mr. Lao said he feels the financial pinch felt by the duped establishments. He added that they should now be stricter in accepting phoned-in orders.

Meanwhile, Ms. Fariñas ordered the police to dig deeper in their investigation of this issue. She disclosed that phone numbers that were used were already traced.

The mayor admitted that she also gets food delivery when she has visitors but she had never phoned in for electronic loads for mobile phones.


Saan kayo ngamin a dagus mang-mangted dagitay saan yo nga am-ammu ket ammuen yo a nalaing no siasinno dagta tumawtawag ta al-alaen dan sa met nukwa contact numbers dagita agtawag. But definitely agridam tayo appo,” the mayor said.

Notices for October 31, 2016


R.A Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Ilocos Norte
Municipality of Sarrat

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
          In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that IRENE AGUILAR DAHILIG has filed with this Office a petition for changed of first name from IRENE MARIA to IRENE in the birth certificate of IRENE MARIA BALILA AGUILAR who was born on 11 January 1963 at Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are REYNALDO RASAY AGUILAR and ANASTACIA RAMOS BALILA.
          Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than Nov. 14, 2016.

(SGD) JOAN A. DUQUE
Municipal Civil Registrar
Oct. 31-Nov. 6, Nov 7-13, 2016*IT
_______________________________________________

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 11, LAOAG CITY

ARNEL P. UTLEG,
Petitioner,
-versus-
RHEA FE DOMINGO-UTLEG
Respondent,
Civil Case No. 16953
x--------------------x

O R D E R
          Acting on the Motion for Extra-Territorial Service of Summons filed by the petitioner through counsel and finding the same to be in accordance with Section 15, Rule 14 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, exdtra-territorial service of summons is hereby granted.
          Let therefore, summons be effected by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Ilocos Norte for two consecutive weeks.
          Copies of the Summons and this Order shall be sent by registered mail to the last known address of the respondent in the Philippines and her address in Canada at petitioner’s expense.
          Respondent is hereby directed to file her answer within sixty (60) days from notice.
          SO ORDERED.
          Done in the City of Laoag, this 18th day of October, 2016.

(SGD) NIDA B. ALEJANDRO
Acting Presiding Judge

PUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 11, LAOAG CITY

ARNEL P. UTLEG,
Petitioner,
-versus-
RHEA FE DOMINGO-UTLEG
Respondent,

Civil Case No. 16953-11
FOR: DECLARATION OF ABSOLUTE NULLITY OF MARRIAGE
x---------------x

P E T I T I O N
          COMES NOW Petitioner, through counsel in the above-entitled case, and unto the Honorable Court respectfully alleges that:
1.       Petitioner is married, of legal age, Filipino citizen and a resident of Brgy. 48-A Cabungaan, Laoag City, Philippines, while respondent is likewise of Legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Brgy. 12, Herbosa St., Laoag City, Philippines but presently staying at 71 Sage Valley Dr., Calgary, Canada where she may be served with summons nad other court processes;
2.     Petitioner and respondent entered into a contract of marriage on January 10, 2015 at St. William Cathedral, Laoag City, copy of their Certificate of Marriage is hereto attached as Annex “A”;
3.      Petitioner and respondent have no child of their own;
4.     Petitioner and respondent were introduced to each other by petitioner’s niece and petitioner had admired respondent secretly because he had a girlfriend at that time;
5.     Somtime in 2001, petitioner’s wedding with his long time girlfriend was cancelled and thereafter he resorted to going out with friends frequently and engaging in short lived relationships with women;
6.     One time, petitioner saw respondent at the house of his niece and he asked for her cellphone number. They became textmates for several days until he decided to formally court her;
7.     They became sweethearts in December 2003 after several months of courtship. While they were sweethearts, petitioner always remembered his former longtime girlfriend to whom he wanted to be married, and this made him unhappy in his relationship with respondent.
8.     Respondent showed her love for him by being faithful, caring and submissive. She also had good plans for their future and imagined herself being with him for the rest of their lives.
9.     While they were sweethearts, he became seriously involved with two other girlfriends and engaged in short lived relationships with other women;
10.  In 2013, respondent went to Canada as caregiver. Before she left, petitioner had a serious relationship with another woman but he never disclosed it to respondent.
11.    Sometime in 2014, respondent announced that she will be coming home to marry the petitioner and the marriage took place in January 2015;
12.  After the wedding the couple stayed at the house of respondent most of the time until respondent went back to Canada, a month after the marriage;
13.   When respondent was in Canada, petitioner realized that he cannot love his wife anymore, hence he told her that he was not interested in joining her in Canada and finally confessed to her about his real feelings that he no longer loves her;
14.  From the psychological assessment conducted, the psychologist concluded that petitioner is suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder;
15.  The personality disorder of petitioner is grave, incurable and deeply-rooted, became manifest immediately after the marriage and consequently prevented the parties from achieving a mutually satisfactory relationship;
16.  Petitioner hereby institutes this proceedings for the declaration of the nullity of his marriage to RHEA FE DOMINGO-UTLEG, because he was psychologically incapacitated to fulfill his essential marital obligations at the time of the celebration of the marriage and such incapacity came to his knowledge after the celebration of their marriage;

WHEREFORE, it is respectfully prayed of the Honorable Court that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered:
a.     declaring the marriage between petitioner and respondent null and void;
b.     granting petitioner such other reliefs as are just and equitable under the premises;
Laoag city, Philippines, August 5, 2016.

(SGD) AMEURFINA A. RESPICIO
Counsel for Petitioner
Rm 305 Delgado-Adiarte Blg., Laoag City
PTR No. 1158543 on 1-4-2016
IBP No. 938294 on 7-1-2015
Roll of Attorneys No. 24216
MCLE Compliance NO. V-0005308 on 1-8-2015.

VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
CITY OF LAOAG                      ) S.S.
           I, ARNEL P., UTLEG, married, of legal age, Filipino citizen and a resident of Brgy. 48-A, Cabungaan, Laoag City, Philippines, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, hereby depose and say:                       
That I am the petitioner in the above-entitled case; that I have read and known the contents thereof; that the allegations therein are true of my own personal knowledge or based on authentic records that I have not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issues in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or different divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, that to the best of my knowledge, no such action or proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or different divisions thereof, or any tribunal or agency, that in case I will thereafter learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or different divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, I undertake to promptly inform aforesaid courts and other tribunal or agency thereof within five (5) days therefrom.

(SGD) ARNEL P. UTLEG
VIN: 2812-0222A-L2280APU10000

          SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 5th day of August 2016 at Laoag City, affiant having exhibited to me his proof of identity printed below her name.
(SGD) AMEURFINA A. RESPICIO
Notary Public
Until December 31, 2017
PTR No. 1158543 on 1-4-2016
At Laoag City
TIN 122-587-773
Doc No. 120;
Page No. 25;
Book No. CCI;
Series of 2016.

_______________________________________________

          DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late MODESTA TAMAYO consisting of a portion with an area of 578 sq.m. of a parcel of land designated as Lot 1565-J of the subdivision plan (LRA) Psd-406312 approved as non-subdivision project, being a portion of Lot 1565 Cadastral Survey of Laoag Cad., Case No. 16, L.R.C. Cad Record No. 1143 covered by TCT No. T-40418 and TD No. 08-071-01986 containing an area of 5,137 sq.m. situated in the Barrio No. 41, Balacad, City of Laoag has been the subject of Adjudication with Special Power of Attorney executed by her heir ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public JERRY D. ALEJANDRO as per Doc. No. 439; Page No. 88; Bk. No. LXII; S. of 2016.
Oct. 31, Nov 7, 14, 2016*IT

DEED OF ADJUDICATION
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late CRISPIN DE VERA consisting of a motor vehicle, more particularly described as follows: Make/Series – Isuzu Jeepney; Engine No. 4BC2135151; Serial/Chassis No.. HMW6735C91; Plate No. DHY 659; C.R. No. 6080477-4 and O.R. No. 761722183 has been adjudicated by his heir PERLITA C. DE VERA ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public JASON BADER LL. PERERA as per Doc. No. 358; Page No. 72; Bk. No. 201, S. of 2016.
Oct. 31, Nov 7, 14, 2016*IT
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