...possible kaya ma change surname ng bata
hndi married amg parents, pero naka apelyido s father, pwd kya un palitan s surname ng mother,
To seek for the change of the entry of a child’s surname as appearing in his birth certificate, parent has the right to institute the same. Such discretion is left to the child alone. To reiterate, it is the child’s decision that will be taken into consideration not that of his parents. This is in line with the ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of Grande vs. Antonio (G.R. No. 206248, February 18, 2014), which states:
“x x x Art. 176 gives illegitimate children the right to decide if they want to use the surname of their father or not. It is not the father (herein respondent) or the mother (herein petitioner) who is granted by law the right to dictate the surname of their illegitimate children.