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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
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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