LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS
I, _____________, of legal age, (single / married / widow), a citizen of _____________ and currently a resident of _____________, with sound and disposing mind and memory, and without having been forced, intimidated or unduly influenced by anybody, have hereby voluntarily executed and proclaimed this instrument, as my Last Will and Testament, in English, a language I speak and write with and of which I am well conversant:
1. That should I finally rest in eternal peace, it is my wish and desire that internment, vigil and burial be made in accordance with the customs and traditions of the _____________ Church;
2.That I am the owner of the following properties:
(List and Description of Real and Personal Properties)
3.That should the Lord Almighty finally summon this soul from its earthly abode, it is my wish and desire to bequeath, grant and devise my properties above-mentioned, as follows:
a)To my beloved (wife/husband) _____________, I hereby bequeath the properties listed as nos. _______ above;
b)To my beloved children _____________, _____________, and _____________, I hereby bequeath in equal shares, the properties listed as nos. _______ above;
c)To _____________ who has been my constant companion and nurse in my illness, I hereby devise the property listed as no. _______ above;
d)To my (brother/sister/friend/etc.) _____________ I give the property listed as no. _______ above;
4.That should Divine Providence will it that I die ahead of my beloved (wife/husband), I hereby proclaim as my wish and desire which my heirs, devisees and legatees should respect, that the provisions of the foregoing Paragraph 3, Sub-Paragraphs b, c, and d be rendered temporarily without force and effect, and my surviving (wife/husband) shall have full use and enjoyment of all the above-listed properties; and only upon (his/her) demise shall the provisions of Paragraph 3, Sub-Paragraphs b, c, and d come into effect;
5.That for the purpose of rendering this Last Will and Testament effective thru the proper proceeding in Court, I hereby name and constitute _____________ as Executor and Administrator of this Last Will and Testament, and that in his incapacity, I hereby name _____________ as his substitute;
6.That the Executor and Administrator I hereby nominate shall be excused from posting any bond;
7.That I hereby revoke, set aside, and annul any other will or testamentary disposition I have made, signed, or proclaimed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my this ______ at _____, Philippines.
WE, the undersigned witnesses, do hereby affirm that the foregoing is the Last Will and ‘Testament of _____________ and we hereby certify: That (he/she) executed the same while of sound and disposing mind and memory; That he signed the same in our presence, at the bottom of the last page and on the left hand margin of each and every page, and we, at his behest, have signed hereunder and on the left hand margin of each and every page, in (his/her) presence, in the presence of the Notary Public, and in the presence of each and every one of us this _____________ at _____________, Philippines.
Republic of the Philippines)
Province of ____________________)S.S.
City/Municipality of _____________)
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BEFORE ME, a Notary Public for and in the (Province/City/Municipality) of _____________, personally appeared the following persons, with their respective Community Tax Certificates as follows:
Name C.T.C. No.Date / Place Issued
1. TESTATOR _____________ _____________
2. WITNESS_____________ _____________
3. WITNESS_____________ _____________
4. WITNESS_____________ _____________
known to me and to me known to be the same person who executed the foregoing Last Will and Testament, which he acknowledged to me to be (his/her) own free and voluntary act and deed and which (he/she) executed and signed in the presence of the three (3) above-named attesting witnesses, who all signed their names as proof of their attestation on this page before the Testator _____________ and in the presence of each and everyone of them, and they acknowledged the same to be their free and voluntary act and deed.
This Last Will and Testament consists of _____________.(______) pages, including the page on which the ratification and acknowledgment are written.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL this _____________ at _____________, Philippines.
Doc. No. ______;
Page No. ______;
Book No. ______;
Series of ______;
A will or testament is a legal document that expresses a person’s wishes as to how their property is to be distributed after their death and as to which person is to manage the property until its final distribution.