National Statistics Office, MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2007-008 Dated September 24, 2007
Pursuant to Section 48, Rule 39 of the Rules of Court and the Supreme Court ruling in the case of RP vs: Orbecido III (G.R. 154380, dated October 5, 2005), judgements/ orders rendered by foreign courts must be passed upon judicially by Philippine court to prove its validity. These are not self-executory in the Philippines, hence, the following guidelines are hereby adopted in the annotation of civil registry documents involving foreign judgments orders.
These guidelines cover the following foreign judgments/orders:
These judgments/orders must be judicially confirmed/ enforced by filling a civil action at the Regional Trial Courts in the Philippines (RTC-Phil.) The RTC-Phil decisions shall be registered in the Local Civil Registry Office of the city/ municipality where the court is functioning.
After registration of the RTC-Phil decision it shall be submitted to the LCRO of the city/ municipality where the affected civil registry documents (birth, marriages, etc.) are registered. The decisions of the RTC-Phil shall beome the basis for annotation of the civil registry documents (CRDs).
II. Steps in annotating CRDs at the LCRO
To annotate the CRDs at the OCRG, the same steps and supporting documents required at the LCRO shall be done and submitted to the OCRG.