Dr Tordesillas on the other hand reported that petitioners medical examination

Dr tordesillas on the other hand reported that

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conducted on petitioner, he had no psychiatric abnormality at the time of the test. Dr. Tordesillas, on the other hand, reported that petitioner’s medical examination results were normal. Ong, a friend of petitioner’s family, said that he had known petitioner since childhood through his association with the family in times of celebration. Teresita described him as a peace-loving person who participated in activities sponsored by his school and the barangay. Lastly, Juan, a businessman by profession, also claimed that he knew petitioner personally. The RTC rendered a decision granting the petition for naturalization ruling that the petitioner possessed the qualifications set forth by law. But the CA reversed and set aside said decision. Hence, this petition. ISSUE: W/N Go’s petition for naturalization should be granted. RULING: No. Jurisprudence dictates that in judicial naturalization, the application must show substantial and formal compliance with C.A. No. 473. In other words, an applicant must comply with the jurisdictional requirements, establish his or her possession of the qualifications and none of the disqualifications enumerated under the law, and present at least two (2) character witnesses to support his allegations. The records of the case show that the joint affidavits executed by petitioner’s witnesses did not establish their own qualification to stand as such in a naturalization proceeding. In turn, petitioner did not present evidence proving that the persons he presented were credible. In the words of the CA, “he did
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not prove that his witnesses had good standing in the community, known to be honest and upright, reputed to be trustworthy and reliable, and that their word may be taken at face value, as a good warranty of the worthiness of petitioner.” Furthermore, the background checks done on petitioner yielded negative results due to the uncooperative behavior of the members of his household. In fact, petitioner himself disobliged when asked for an interview by BOI agents. To the Court, this is a display of insincerity to embrace Filipino customs, traditions and ideals. Finally, it is noteworthy that petitioner’s failure to state his former residence in the petition was fatal to his application for naturalization. Indeed, this omission had deprived the trial court of jurisdiction to hear and decide the case. Republic of the Philippines v. Huang Te Fu FACTS: Huang Te Fu alias Robert Uy, is a Chinese businessman who is married to a Filipina, and his family’s business is zipper manufacturing. In his petition for naturalization with the RTC, he proved that he resided in the Philippines continuously for 23 years, obtained primary, secondary and tertiary education in Philippine schools, and derived a PhP15,000 monthly income from his family’s zipper manufacturing business as an employee. The RTC granted his petition but the Solicitor General appealed to the Court of Appeals who sustained the RTC Decision. The SolGen appealed to the Supreme Court alleging that Robert Uy does not possess a lucrative trade or profession, is not included in the
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