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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8171

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8171 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REPATRIATION OF FILIPINO WOMEN WHO HAVE LOST THEIR PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE TO ALIENS AND OF NATURAL-BORN FILIPINOS



Section 1.    Filipino women who have lost their Philippine citizenship by marriage to aliens and natural-born Filipinos who have lost their Philippine citizenship, including their minor children, on account of political or economic necessity, may reacquire Philippine citizenship through repatriation in the manner provided in Sec. 4 of Commonwealth Act No. 63, as amended: provided, that the applicant is not a:

(1)    Person opposed to organized government or affiliated with any association or group of persons who uphold and teach doctrines opposing organized government;

(2)    Person defending or teaching the necessity or propriety of violence, personal assault, or association for the predominance of their ideas;

(3)    Person convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude; or

(4)    Person suffering from mental alienation or incurable contagious diseases.

Sec. 2.    Repatriation shall be effected by taking the necessary oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and registration in the proper civil registry and in the Bureau of Immigration. The Bureau of Immigration shall thereupon cancel the pertinent alien certificate of registration and issue the certificate of identification as Filipino citizen to the repatriated citizen.

Sec. 3.    All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

Sec. 4.    This Act shall take effect thirty (30) days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

Lapsed into law on October 23, 1995 without the signature of the President, in accordance with Article VI, Sec. 27 (1) of the Constitution.

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