TITLE VI FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – We are now going to know about the second chapter of Title VI of the Executive Order No. 209.
The Family Code of the Philippines of 1987 was enacted into law by the 11th President of the Philippines Maria Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.The EO was meant to supplant Book I of the Civil Code which concerns persons and family relations. Work on the said law began in 1979 and was drafted by two successive committees, with the first chaired by Supreme Court Justice Romero, and the second by former Supreme Court Justice J.B.L. Reyes.EO 209 covers fields significant public interest, which also includes the laws on marriage.
ContentsChapter 2 Title VI in the Executive Order No. 209 is titled Proof of Filiation. Here they are, according to this website:
Article 172The filiation of legitimate children is established by any of the following:
The record of birth appearing in the civil register or a final judgment; orAn admission of legitimate filiation in a public document or a private handwritten instrument and signed by the parent concerned.
In the absence of the foregoing evidence, the legitimate filiation shall be proved by:
The open and continuous possession of the status of a legitimate child; orAny other means allowed by the Rules of Court and special laws. (265a, 266a, 267a)
The action to claim legitimacy may be brought by the child during his or her lifetime and shall be transmitted to the heirs should the child die during minority or in a state of insanity. In these cases, the heirs shall have a period of five years within which to institute the action.
Article 174Legitimate children shall have the right:
To bear the surnames of the father and the mother, in conformity with the provisions of the Civil Code on Surnames;To receive support from their parents, their ascendants, and in proper cases, their brothers and sisters, in conformity with the provisions of this Code on Support; andTo be entitled to the legitimate and other successional rights granted to them by the Civil Code. (264a)
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