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Judicial Recognition of Foreign Divorce

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  The Philippines has no divorce law, but divorce obtained abroad by a Filipino and their foreign spouse is deemed valid in the country. In the past, only a divorce initiated by the foreign spouse gives the Filipino spouse the right to remarry. But in a landmark ruling on April, 2018, the Supreme Court stated…

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Benefits of Dual Citizenship for Filipinos

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  Natural-born Filipinos who acquired a different citizenship by naturalization in a foreign country may regain their Filipino citizenship through RA 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2001. Under this law, a natural-born Filipino may re-acquire Filipino citizenship without renouncing their acquired citizenship, essentially giving them “dual citizenships.” Dual citizenship provides a…

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