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Republic of the Philippines

FIRSTSECONDJUDICIALREGION
REGIONALTRIALCOURT
Branch1
TuguegaraoCity
JOCHELACSA,

Plaintiff,
CivilCaseNO.CC11245

versus
ONINLACSA,

For:

Defendants.
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COMPLAINT
Plaintiff,throughcounselanduntothisHonorableCourt,mostrespectfully
states:
1. ThatPlaintiffisoflegalage,Filipinocitizen,married,aresidentof#43
Pengue Ruyu Tuguegarao City, Philippines, while herein Defendant
OninTunganLacsaisoflegalage,married,andpresentlyresidingat
#31BassigSt.,UgacSur,TuguegaraoCity; theRegisterofDeedsof
BaguioCityislikewiseimpleadedinthisactioninhisofficialcapacity
as such Register of Deeds of Baguio City with office address at 3 rd
Floor, City HallBldg., BaguioCitywhere they may be served with
summons;
2. ThatthehereinPlaintiffisoneofthesiblingsofthedefendantbythie
3. ThatsometimeinthemonthofApril2005,hereinPlaintiffwasoffered
tobuythelotshewasrentingfromtheSpousesCocoM.DelaCruzand
ErichG.DelaCruzandafterthesaidPlaintiffconsideredtheoffer,she
decidedtobuythesameforfutureuseofheronlychild,MargauxRose
Rivera,whowasthenonlyabout10yearsofage,thevalueofwhich
propertyismoreorlessONEHUNDREDFIFTYTHOUSANDPESOS
(Php150,000.00);
4. ThatsinceMargauxRoseRiverawasstillaminorthen,thePlaintiff
wasadvisedthatthetitlecannotbetransferredinhernameyet,andso
togivehersistersomesortofencouragementinlifeandinorderto
developthepersonalityofhersister,Janice,shedecidedtotransferthe
titleinhernameasperthehereinattachedphotocopyoftheTitleNo.T
89712withtheunderstandingthatitwillbetransferredinthenameof
MargauxRoseRiveraassoonashereachestheageofmajority;
5. ThatwhenMargauxRoseRivera,theonlychildofthePlaintifffinally
reachedherageofmajority,thehereinPlaintiffsuggestedtohersister
totransferthetitletoherdaughter,butthroughtheconvincingwordsof
Janice when she begged that it be done later for it will be very

embarrassingtohersuitorsandbesides,theyaresistersandshewould
neverfoolher,Plaintiffaccededtotherequestandallowedthesame
propertytoremainregisteredinthenameofhersister;
6. ThathavingconsideredtherequestofJanicetobevalidandherearnest
desiretohelphersisterbygivinghersomesortofencouragementinlife
andtodevelopherpersonality,thePlaintiffwithoutanyslightsuspicion
thathersisterwhomsherearedandcaredforsinceshewasachilduntil
shegotmarriedatthematureageof30yearsoldwouldsomedaybe
afflictedwithgreediness,sheaccededtoallowthesameparcelofland
toremainregisteredinhername;
7. That when the herein Plaintiff bought the property from the above
namedspouses,CocoM.DelaCruzandErichG.DelaCruzandeven
up to the present, Janice Montreras Cruz has never been gainfully
employedsoastobeinthepositiontobuyanypieceofrealproperty
andallthetime,untilshegotmarriedsometimeinOctober2014,she
wasacompletedependentofthePlaintiff;
8. That recently, the herein Plaintiff experienced the biggest and
humiliating surprise in her whole life when the same Defendant
demandedhertovacatethepremisesandthesameDefendantisnow
claimingthepropertytobeherpropertyandevenwentouttotheextent
ofdragginghersisterPlaintifftotheauthorities;
9. That being sister, Plaintiff did almost everything to the extent of
begging from the Defendant Janice Montreras Cruz to cause the
TransferofTitleoftheabovepropertytothenameofheronlychild,
MargauxRoseRivera,asthesamepropertywasreallyintendedforher,
butthesameDefendantvehementlyrefusedandinsteadclaimsinbad
faithabsoluteownershiptheretototheprejudiceofthePlaintiff;
10. Thattheabovearrangementthatledtotheregistrationoftitleinthe
nameofDefendantJaniceMontrerasCruzwasknowntothesellersof
the property and other witnesses then, such as Assistant Prosecutor
JasonG.AraullooftheProsecutorsOfficeofBaguioCity;
11. That despite of the Plaintiff having done everything possible as to
convincehisbrothertoreturntohertheabovedescribedrealproperty,
thesameDefendantfailedandvehementlyrefusedtoaccede,thus,the
Plaintiffwasleftwithnootherchoiceandhadtotakethislastrecourse
ofbringingthecasetotheCourt,andintheprocessshewasconstrained
to engage the services of the undersigned counsel with whom she
agreed to pay a reasonable amount, which we leave to the sound
discretion of this Honorable Court to determine, for and by way of
attorneysfees;
12. That by the reason of the refusal of the Defendant to let cancel
registration of the subject property to the Plaintiff, herein Plaintiff
sufferedsleeplessnights,mentalanguish,woundedfeelingsandother
formofmoraldamages,forwhichtheDefendantshouldbeheldliable
tothePlaintiffforsuchamount,whichwelikewiseleavetothesound
discretionofthisHonorableCourttodetermineforandbywayofmoral
damages;

13. Thattosetanexampletoothersunderthesamesituation,theDefendant
shouldbemadeliabletopaythePlaintiffacertainsumwhichweleave
tothesounddiscretionofthisHonorableCourttodetermineforandby
wayofexemplarydamages;
14. ThattherebeingnootherwaybywhichhereinPlaintiffcouldenforce
hisrightandprotecthisinterestashehadalreadyexhaustedallthe
possibleremediesuntilhewasleftwithnootherchoicebuttobringthe
casetocourt,thesameDefendantshouldbemadeliabletopaythecosts
ofthesuit.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, in view of the above premises, it is most respectfully
prayedofthisHonorableCourtthatafterduehearingofthiscase,theHonorable
CourtshallrenderadecisioninfavourofthePlaintiffandagainsttheDefendant:
1. By finding the plaintiff to be the lawful owner of the above
describedproperty;
2. Byorderingthedefendant,theRegisterofDeedsofBaguioCity,to
canceltheTransferCertificateofTitleNo.T89712coveringthe
aboverealpropertyinvolved,andthatthesamedefendantRegister
of Deeds of Baguio City be ordered to issue another Transfer
CertificateofTitletorecoverthesamepropertyinfavourofandin
thenameofhereinplaintiff;
3. Byorderingthedefendanttheplaintiffofcertainsumtheamountof
whichweleavetothesounddiscretionofthisHonorableCourtto
determineasreasonableasattorneysfees;
4. Byorderingthedefendanttheplaintiffofcertainsumtheamountof
whichweleavetothesounddiscretionofthisHonorableCourtto
determineforandbywayofmoraldamages;
5. Byorderingthedefendanttheplaintiffofcertainsumtheamountof
whichweleavetothesounddiscretionofthisHonorableCourtto
determineforandbywayofexemplarydamages;
6. Byorderingthedefendanttopayjointlyandseverally,thecostsof
suit,andplaintifffurtherpraysforsomeotherreliefsthatmaybe
justandequitableunderthepremises.
TuguegaraoCity,Cagayan,Philippines,this20thdayofJanauary2017.

ATTY. LETH CORDON


Counsel for Plaintiff
Unit 3B, 3rd Floor, Telom Building
Ugac Sur, Tuguegarao City
(074) 422-4388/ 09057037608
PTR No. 052108; 1-15-19/Baguio City
Roll of Attorney No. 808310; 1-15-15/Tuguegarao City
IBP Lifetime Membership No. 1029338;

REPUBLICOFTHEPHILIPPINES}
DONE:INTHECITYOFTuguegarao}S.S.
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VERIFICATIONANDCERTIFICATIONOFNONFORUMSHOPPING
I,JOCHETUNGANLACSA,oflegalage,Filipino,married,aresidentof
#43AplleSt.Ext.,PengueRuyu,TuguegaraoCity,Philippines and afterhaving
beendulysworntoinaccordancewithlaw,doherebydeposeandstate:
1. ThatIamtheplaintiffintheaboveentitledcomplaint;
2. ThatIpersonallycausedthepreparationoftheforegoingcomplaint;
3. That I have read and understood the contents of the foregoing
complaintandtheallegationsthereinaretrueandcorrecttothebest
of my own personal knowledge and belief based on authentic
documents;
IFURTHERCERTIFYTHAT:
4. Ididnotthereforecommenceanyactionoranyclaiminvolvingthe
sameissuesinanycourt,tribunalorquasijudicialagencyandtothe
best of my knowledge, no such other action or claim is pending
therein;
5. Intheeventthatthereissuchothersimilaractionorproceedingorif
Ishouldhereafterlearnthatsuchsimilaractionorproceedinghas
beenfiledorispendingbeforetheSupremeCourt,CourtofAppeals
andanycourt,oranyothertribunaloragency,Iwillpromptlyinform
theHonorableCourtofthefactandstatusofthesamewithinfive(5)
daysfromknowledgetherefrom.
INWITNESSWHEREOF,Ihavehereuntosetmyhandthis20thdayof
January2017intheCityofTuguegarao,Cagayan,Philippines.
JOCHETUNGANLACSA
Affiant
TIN:912578900
Issuedon:March21,1993
Issuedat:TuguegaraoCity,Cagayan
SUBSCRIBEDANDSWORNtobeforemeintheCityofTuguegrao,Cagayan
this 20th day of January, 2017 by JOCHE TUNGAN LACSA, who has
satisfactorily proven her identity to me through hir Taxpayers Identification
Numberindicatedbelow hirname, thathe is the same person who personally

signedtheforegoingaffidavitbeforemeandacknowledgedthatheexecutedthe
same.

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