G.R. No. 112019 Santos v. CA January 4, 1995

Facts: Leouel Santos is a member of the Army who met Julia in Ilioilo City. On September 20, 1986, the two exchange vows before the RTC of Iloilo, which was shortly followed by a church wedding. Sometime in 1988, Julia decided to leave for US to work as a nurse, despite the pleas to dissuade her otherwise. … Continue reading G.R. No. 112019 Santos v. CA January 4, 1995

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G.R. No. 167459 Ochosa v. Alano and Republic January 26, 2011

Facts: Jose is a military man who got married to Bona. Due to the former’s work requirements, he was often assigned to different areas in Mindanao. Bona chose to stay in her place instead of following her husband in his detail assignments in other areas in Mindanao. Sometime during their marriage, Jose got promoted and … Continue reading G.R. No. 167459 Ochosa v. Alano and Republic January 26, 2011

Persons who may be adopted

Under Sec. 8 of Republic Act No. 8552 or Domestic Adoption Act: (a) Any person below eighteen (18) years of age who has been administratively or judicially declared available for adoption; (b) The legitimate son/daughter of one spouse by the other spouse; (c) An illegitimate son/daughter by a qualified adopter to improve his/her status to that … Continue reading Persons who may be adopted

Persons who may adopt

Under Sec. 7 of Republic Act No. 8552 or Domestic Adoption Act: (a) Any Filipino citizen of legal age, in possession of full civil capacity and legal rights, of good moral character, has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, emotionally and psychologically capable of caring for children, at least sixteen (16) years older than … Continue reading Persons who may adopt

G.R. No. 94147 Republic v. Toledano, et. al. June 8, 1994

Facts: A verified petition was filed before the RTC of Iba, Zambales by spouses Alvin A. Clouse and Evelyn A. Clouse, both aliens, seeking to adopt the minor, Solomon Joseph Alcala, the younger brother of Evelyn who has been under their care and custody for quite a time. Alvin is a natural born US citizen. … Continue reading G.R. No. 94147 Republic v. Toledano, et. al. June 8, 1994