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MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 85


MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 85 - CLARIFYING THE EFFECTIVITY DATE OF THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES
 


Article 257 of Executive Order No. 209, series of 1987, otherwise known as "The Family Code of the Philippines", provides that the Code shall take effect one (1) year after the completion of its publication in a newspaper of general circulation, as certified by the Executive Secretary, Office of the President.  

Records of this Office show that publication of "The Family Code of the Philippines" in the Manila Chronicle, a newspaper of general circulation, was completed on August 4, 1987. Accordingly, "The Family Code of the Philippines" should have taken effect as of August 3, 1988 (People vs. Ramos, No. L-25265, May 9, 1978), instead of on August 5, 1988, as was inadvertently declared in a Certification dated October 7, 1988.

For the guidance of all concerned, it is hereby clarified and certified that the publication of "The Family Code of the Philippines" in a newspaper of general circulation was completed on August 4, 1987, and the Code became effective on August 3, 1988.

This Circular modifies the Certification issued on October 7, 1988, insofar as the effective date of "The Family Code of the Philippines" is concerned. 

Manila, November 7, 1988.

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