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E. Verification and Certificate of Non-Forum Shopping

1. VERIFICATION

a. Requisites

1) Status of the one making the verification (i.e. I am the Plaintiff / I am the Defendant);

2) Confirmation of having caused the preparation and filing of the document;

3) Attestation of having read and understood the document; and

3) Verification of the truthfulness and correctness of the statements made.

b. Magic words

I am the Plaintiff/Defendant | I caused the preparation and fiiling| I have read and understood the same | the allegations and contents of which are true and correct based on authentic records on hand

c. Reminders

1) Identity of the affiant (i.e. complete name, citizenship, age, address);

2) Contents of the verification; and

3) Jurat.

2. CERTIFICATE OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING

a. Requisites


1) Certification against forum shopping; and

2) Commitment to notify courts in case of similar actions or proceedings.

b. Magic words

I have not commenced any other action or proceeding | involving the same issues in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or the different divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency

To the best of my knowledge | no such action or proceeding is, or remains, pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or the different divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency

If I should thereafter learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or the different divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency | I undertake to promptly inform this Honorable Office of that fact within five (5) days from notice.

c. Reminders

1) Identity of the affiant (i.e. complete name, citizenship, age, address);

2) Contents of the verification; and

3) Jurat.

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