anne manero wrote:yes atty sa akin ung ginamit n apelyido ng bata, gusto ko sanang ipalagay ung fathers name instead of N/A. ano po b ang pwede kong gawin?
Hi, yes that is possible. Kinakailangan yung father ng bata ay kinikilala ang baby na anak niya at gusto niyang ipagamit apelyido niya sa baby ninyo.
The father has to file the necessary application with the civil registry of the place where the child was born together with the supporting documents, including:
1. Certified true copy of the birth certificate of the child;
2. Affidavit to use the lastname of the father (there is a form for this);
3. Valid Identification Card (ID) of the parents or of the registrant (if 18 years and above);
4. For certificates of live birth with unknown fathers, submit additional documents such as the Affidavit of Acknowledgment/Paternity and documents showing father’s signature and other proof of filiation.
Note: In some cities/municipalities, the personal appearances of the mother and the father may be required by the local civil registrar to confirm their identities.
However, since you mentioned that the mother is not available, you can first try going to the local civil registry without her company.
Once the application is approved by the concerned civil registry, the lastname of the father can thereafter be used by the illegitimate children.
Processing time may be more or less a week and the fee is around P1,000.