Same-sex civil union in Ecuador

Hello everyone! My name is Sasha, I am 33 years old and I'm from Philippines. I have a girlfriend who is a citizen of Ecuador. I am planning to go to Ecuador on October this year. I will be entering Ecuador with the standard 90 days tourist visa. My girlfriend and I are planning to get married and settle there in her country. We have been doing some research and readings online regarding the civil union since same-sex marriage is not yet legal in the country. We are getting some ideas but we're still looking for the right answers. So my questions are:

1. Are we qualified to apply for a civil union even I'm not an Ecuadorian Citizen?
2. What are the requirements and the documents that we're going to need?
3. How is the process and where do we start?

Thank you very much and any help or information would be much appreciated.

- Sasha -

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