Only just today that Bazics News Feeds learned that ABS-CBN has released a photo or a screenshot of the marriage contract between "Derek Arthur P. Ramsay" and "Mary Christine Jolly".
According to PhilStar, "Per the marriage contract obtained by ABS-CBN News from the National Statistics Office, the couple wed on April 3, 2002. The marriage was solemnized by Balagtas, Bulacan Mayor Reinaldo Castro and two witnesses signed the marriage contract."
According to Atty. Jean Ferry via ABS-CBN News, the marriage is still considered legal because the contract does not contain any annotation of nullification.
An annotation of nullification would mean that a marriage is null and void.
“If the certificate of marriage has no annotation that is required, then on its face, the marriage is still subsisting and still valid…To other persons, he is still married,” the lawyer said.
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