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LEGAL SERVICES ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT

1. PARTIES AND EFFECTIVE DATE. THIS LEGAL SERVICES ENGAGEMENT


AGREEMENT (the “Agreement") is entered into by and between RENATO NORCIO
("Client")/represented by JUAN MANUYAG and ATTY. HIGINO A. MONTON, JR.
("Attorney") and takes effect on the date executed by the parties.

2. SCOPE AND DUTIES. Client retains and engages Attorney to provide legal
services in connection with the following cases:

a) To reach a mutually satisfying amicable settlement with respect to the civil


aspect of the client’s case (R.A. 9262);

Attorney shall provide those legal services reasonably required to represent


Client, and shall keep Client informed of progress and shall promptly respond to Client's
inquiries. Attorney’s ability to effectively and efficiently represent Client depends upon
the full cooperation of Client.

3. LEGAL FEES. Client agrees to pay THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (Php 35,
000.00) Engagement Fee, to be paid in full upon signing of this Agreement.

In addition, Client shall also pay THREE THOUSAND PESOS (Php 3,000.00) for
every court appearance.

4. COSTS AND EXPENSES. Expenses such as filing fees, cost of transcript of


stenographic notes, engagement of independent appraiser, representations, and the
likes shall be for Client’s account.

5. MONTHLY STATEMENT. Attorney shall send to Client periodic statements, at


intervals of approximately 30-days, for any month in which services are rendered and/or
costs incurred, describing all legal services rendered and costs and expenses incurred by
Attorneys in connection with the cases.

6. CONCLUSION OF SERVICES. Attorney’s services shall be concluded upon


parties reaching mutually satisfying compromise agreement or if despite diligent effort
private complainant cannot be located or refused to settle the abovementioned the civil
aspect of the case.

Upon conclusion of Attorney's services, all unpaid charges, if any, shall become
due and demandable.

7. DISCHARGE AND WITHDRAWAL. Client may discharge Attorney at any time.


Attorney may withdraw with Client's consent or for good cause. Good cause includes
Client's breach of the Agreement, Client's refusal to cooperate with Attorney or any
other fact or circumstance that renders Attorneys' continuing representation unethical
or unlawful.
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8. COLLECTION COSTS. Billings not paid one month from the date of the invoice
will be subject to a late payment charge equal to three percent (3%) per month of the
outstanding balance. Should it become necessary for Attorney to enforce the terms and
provisions of this Agreement, Client hereby agrees to pay all costs of collection, including
the costs of any collection agency and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred.

9. DISCLAIMER OF GUARANTEE. Nothing in this Agreement will be construed as


a guarantee or promise about the outcome of this matter.

_________________________ _________________________
RENATO NORCIO HIGINO A. MONTO, JR.
Client Attorney
represented by
JUAN MANUYAG

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