Basically the whole problem stems from the fact that my wife's gender is erroneously indicated as MALE in her birthcert issued in BICOL (DAET). Of course we have already filed the appropriate petition in DAET and we have already gotten a court order (from RTC DAET) stating that the petition is sufficient in form and that we should "publish a copy of the said court order in an accredited newspaper of general circulation in the province once a week for three consecutive weeks." We have complied with this, we had a NATIONAL newspaper (REMATE)which is of general circulation in the province of bicol publish said order. HOWEVER we have recieved a bill from a LOCAL newspaper (PENINSULAR NEWS) for 3x the amount that we paid REMATE because they apparently also printed the court order for us. We have not spoken to anyone from that newspaper, never signed anything with anyone from that paper (they even have my wife's name wrong in the BILL they sent), don't even know that the said newspaper existed, and the court order never mentioned that the order be printed in that SPECIFIC newspaper. DO WE HAVE TO PAY THEM FOR SERVICES RENDERED WITHOUT OUR CONSENT? They are claiming that RTC LABO ordered them, but our petition and court orders are all filed or coming from RTC DAET (and PENINSULAR NEWS has not shown us any order from RTC LABO anyway).
Thank you for your help.