REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
vs.Civil Case No. __________
PLAINTIFF’S RETURN / MANIFESTATION
This is to certify that on (date) and (date) , the undersigned tried to serve the Summons, Statement of Claim, together with the Annexes and Notice of Hearing upon the defendant/s name/s of defendant/s , but failed and unavailing on the ground that the said defendant/s was/were not around during the time of service.
However, on (date) , the Summons, Statement of Claims, Annexes thereto and Notice of Hearing were served personally to (name of defendant who received) , as shown by her/his signature appearing at the lower portion of the summons.
WHEREFORE, the original copy of the Summons is respectfully returned to the Honorable Court, DULY SERVED PERSONALLY.
_________________________, Philippines, (date).