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CAPTION and TITLE

The CAPTION is that part of the pleading, which sets forth:


1. the name of the court
2. the title of the action
3. the docket number, if assigned
(Sec. 1, par. 1, Rule 7, ROC).

The TITLE indicates the names of the parties, who shall be named in the original complaint or petition.
However, in subsequent pleadings, it shall be sufficient if the name of the 1st party on each side be stated
with an appropriate indication when there are other parties. Their respective participation in the case
shall be indicated (Sec. 1, par. 2 &3, Rule 7, ROC).

Republic of the Philippines


National Capital Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 1, Manila

____________________,
Plaintiff,

-versus- Civil Case No._______________


For _______________________

______________________,
Defendant.
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VERIFICATION
A pleading is verified by an affidavit that the affiant has read the pleading and that the allegations therein
are true and correct of his personal knowledge or based on authentic records (Sec. 4, par. 2, Rule 7,
ROC).

Under Sec. 4, par.3, Rule 7, a verification based on “information and belief” or upon “knowledge,
information and belief” is considered defective and the pleading unverified/unsigned.

VERIFICATION

Republic of the Philippines )


City of _______________ ) s.s.

C.K. Hilfiger, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, deposes and states that:
1. He is the plaintiff in the pleading/document entitled (pleading/document being verified)
2. He has caused its preparation
3. He has read it and the allegations therein are true and correct of his own knowledge or
based on authentic records.

(Sgd.) C.K. HILFIGER

(Add) Jurat
JURAT
The JURAT accompanies any notarized document that is declaratory in nature, as opposed to a notarized
document that transmits rights or property, which must be accompanied by an ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

Note that if the document is subscribed before a public officer duly authorized to take oaths, then there is
no need for the affiant to produce a CTC nor for the entry into a Notarial Register; thus, the italicized
portion of the JURAT is dispensed with but not the oath itself.

JURAT refers to an act in which an individual, on a single occasion:


 appears in person before a notary public (NP) and presents an instrument or document
 is personally known to the NP or identified by the NP through competent evidence of identity as
defined by these Rules
 signs the instrument or document in the presence of the NP
 takes an oath or affirmation before the NP as to such instrument or document
(Sec. 5, 2004 Rules on Notarial Practice, A.M. No. 02-8-13-SC effective August 1, 2004).

It is that part of an affidavit where the officer certifies that the same was "sworn" before him. It is used in
affidavits, certifications, verifications or whenever the person executing a document or instrument makes
a statement of facts or attests to the truth of an occurrence of an event under oath.

Briefly, it is that part of the affidavit in which the notary public certifies that the instrument was sworn to
before him.

Sec. 163 (a) of the Local Government requires the presentation of the community tax certificate on certain
occasions. According to the law, these occasions are[w]hen an individual subject to the community tax
acknowledges any document before a notary public, takes the oath of office upon election or appointment
to any position in the government service; receives any license, certificate, or permit from any public
authority; pays any tax or fee; receives any money from any public fund; transacts other official business;
or receives any salary or wage from any person or corporation."

Additionally, the community tax certificate is required for transfer of land, or for the registration of any
transaction affecting land, in the civil registrar of a given local government unit.

When the Local Government Code and the 2004 Notarial Rules are taken together, there is a requirement
for the community tax certificate to be presented to the notary public, especially in documents affecting
land, the title thereto or any interest therein.

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me in the City of _______________ on this day of


_________________, affiant exhibiting before me his community tax certificate no. _______________
issued on __________________ at _____________________.

(Sgd.) N. O. TARIO
Notary Public
Until __________________
PTR No. _______________
Issued at ______________
On ___________________

Doc. No.
Page No.
Book No.
Series of 2007.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
It is the act of one who has executed a deed, in going before some competent officer or court and declaring
it to be his act or deed. An acknowledgement is to authenticate an agreement between two or more
persons, or where the document contains a disposition of property.

It refers to an act in which an individual on a single occasion:


(a) appears in person before the notary public and presents an integrally complete instrument or
document;
(b) is personally known to the notary public or identified by the notary public through competent
evidence of identity; and
(c) represents to the notary public that the signature on the instrument or document was voluntarily
affixed by him for the purposes stated in the instrument or document, declares that he has
executed the instrument or document as his free and voluntary act and deed, and if he acts in a
particular representative capacity, that he has authority to sign in that capacity.
(Sec. 1, Rule II of the Notarial Rules)

Simply, it the act of one who has executed a deed in going before some competent officer or court and
declaring it to be his act or deed.

Two-fold function of an acknowledgment: (1) To authorize the deed to be given in evidence without further
proof of its execution; and (2) To entitle it to be recorded. The same purposes may be accomplished by a
subscribing witness going before the officer or court and making oath to the fact of the execution, which
is certified in the same manner.

The SCILICET/SUBSCRIPSI (SS) is used to particularize a general statement, i.e., "Republic of the
Philippines, SS, City of Pasig" means in the Republic of the Philippines, more particularly in the City of
Pasig

Republic of the Philippines )


City of Manila ) s.s.

BEFORE ME, this 13th day of April, 2007 in the City of Manila, Philippines, personally appeared
ATTICUS FINCH, with [Valid Identification Document] (Driver’s License No. N25-07-007777) issued by the
[official agency] (Land Transportation Office) on 10 January 2007, known to me to be the same person
who executed the foregoing instrument, and who acknowledged to me that the same is his free act and
deed.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and affixed my Notarial seal on the day, year and
place written.

(Sgd.) N. O. TARIO
Notary Public
Until __________________
PTR No. _______________
Issued at ______________
On ___________________

Doc. No.
Page No.
Book No.
Series of 2007
NOTE: If the instrument consists of 2 or more pages, include the following after the 1st
paragraph:

This instrument, consisting of ___ pages, including the page on which this acknowledgment is
written, has been signed on the left margin of each and every page thereof by the concerned parties and
his witnesses (if any), and sealed with my notarial seal.

* The Notary Public’s seal must be impressed on every page of the document notarized.

NOTE: If the instrument conveys 2 or more parcels of land, include the following after the
1st paragraph:

This instrument relates to the sale (or mortgage) of ___ parcels of land, and consists of ___
pages including the page on which this acknowledgment is written, each and every page of which, on the
left margin, having been signed by ______________ and his witnesses (if any), and sealed with my
notarial seal.
REQUEST FOR AND NOTICE OF HEARING
The Notice of Hearing is actually both a REQUEST and a NOTICE; a REQUEST for the Branch Clerk of
Court to include the motion in the calendar for hearing on a specific date and a NOTICE to opposing
counsel of the hearing date requested. In non-litigious motions or ex parte motions, it is sufficient that the
request not contain a date, and for that purpose, the underlined portion in the Request may be omitted
with the Notice to opposing counsel simply stating that “counsel will submit the motion to the court for
approval immediately upon receipt.”

THE BRANCH CLERK OF COURT


Metropolitan Trial Court
Quezon City, Branch 39

Please submit the foregoing Motion to the Court for its consideration and approval immediately
upon receipt hereof and kindly include the same in the court’s calendar for hearing on Friday, 13 April
2007 at 8:30 in the morning.

ATTICUS FINCH
1 MockingBird Street
Timog Avenue, Quezon City

Please take notice that counsel has requested to be heard on Friday, 13 April 2007 at 8:30 in the
morning.

(Sgd.) MITCH MCDEERE


Counsel for Defendant
2 The Firm
Laguna Street, Quezon City