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    Republic Act No. 6809
AN ACT LOWERING THE AGE OF MAJORITY FROM TWENTY-ONE TO EIGHTEEN YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED NINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6809


AN ACT LOWERING THE AGE OF MAJORITY FROM TWENTY-ONE TO EIGHTEEN YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED NINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.


Section 1. Article 234 of Executive Order No. 209, the Family Code of the Philippines, is hereby amended to read as follows: 

"Art. 234.Emancipation takes place by the attainment of majority. Unless otherwise provided, majority commences at the age of eighteen years."chan robles virtual law library

Sec. 2. Articles 235 and 237 of the same Code are hereby repealed.chanrobles virtual law library 

Sec.  3. Article 236 of the same Code is also hereby amended to read as follows: 

"Art. 236.Emancipation shall terminate parental authority over the person and property of the child who shall then be qualified and responsible for all acts of civil life, save the exceptions established by existing laws in special cases.chanrobles virtual law library 
"Contracting marriage shall require parental consent until the age of twenty-one. chan robles virtual law library
"Nothing in this Code shall be construed to derogate from the duty or responsibility of parents and guardians for children and wards below twenty-one years of age mentioned in the second and third paragraphs of Article 2180 of the Civil Code." 

Sec.  4. Upon the effectivity of this Act, existing wills, bequests, donations, grants, insurance policies and similar instruments containing references and provisions favorable to minors will not retroact to their prejudice.chan robles virtual law library

Sec.  5. This Act shall take effect upon completion of its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation. chan robles virtual law library


 
 
Approved: December 13, 1989


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