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On 21 Feburary 2019, the President of the Philippines signed into Law Republic Act No. 11222, entitled An Act Allowing the Rectification of Simulated Birth Records and Prescribing Administrative Adoption Proceedings for the Purpose.   1) WHAT IS THE NEW…
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DOMESTIC ADOPTION Adoption is a legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished parental authority over a child. In this process, the welfare of the adopted child is the paramount consideration;…
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  ANNULMENT   IN GENERAL Annulment is a procedure to nullify  or dissolve a marriage on grounds which affects the marriage from its inception. It is usually retroactive and legal effects on matters such as property relations and status of…
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8 TOP FAQ ON NEW DECISION OF PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT ALLOWING FOR RECOGNITION OF DIVORCE OBTAINED BY FILIPINOD MARRIED TO  FOREIGNERS. 1)         Q: I am a Filipino citizen married to a foreigner. I obtained a divorce abroad from my…
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7  TOP MYTHS ABOUT ANNULMENT  IN THE PHILIPPINES: MYTH NO. 1: The only one who can file a petition for annulment is the one who is not psychologically incapacitated. THE LAW: The law actually allows either party to file petition,…
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DIVORCE OBTAINED BY A FILIPINO ABROAD CAN NOW BE RECOGNIZED IN THE PHILIPPINES   Art. 26 of the Family Code states, to wit: X x x x Where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated…
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    1) Is the Divorce bill already a law? As of 14 March 2018, the House of Representatives has approved the proposed law on second reading. It still has to go through a third and final reading with the…
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The House of Representatives Committee on Population and Family Relations has submitted  a divorce bill  for plenary debates on the floor. It is a consolidated version of several proposed bills in Congress for dissolution and other related issues. (For an…
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  The House of Representatives of the Congress of the Philippines recently passed on second reading a proposed law which essentially recognizes annulments obtained from a church or religion. It also allows for the registration of the final decree of…
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The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world which does not allow for divorce. The following discussions will provide the answers to your most frequent questions. 1) IS THERE DIVORCE IN THE PHILIPPINES? The answer to this…
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