You may be a Philippine citizen and not know it

And you get the privilege of being liable to stand in court for your internet activities. Congratulations on the dual-citizenship you didn’t even know you had.

Who are Philippine citizens under the present Constitution?


The 1987 Constitution, Article IV, Section 1 provides:

Section 1. The following are citizens of the Philippines:

Those who are citizens of the Philippines at the time of the adoption of this Constitution;
Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines;
Those born before January 17, 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority; and
Those who are naturalized in accordance of law.

Who is a natural-born Filipino citizen?


Natural-born citizens are those who are citizens from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship. Those who elect Philippine citizenship in accordance with the Constitution shall be deemed natural-born citizens.

What are the modes of acquiring citizenship?


There are two (2) generally recognized modes of acquiring Philippine citizenship, namely:

1) by birth; and

1) Jus soli (right of soil) which is the legal principle that a person’s nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth (ie, the territory of a given state).

2) Jus sanguinis (right of blood) which is the legal principle that, at birth, an individual acquires the nationality of his/her natural parent/s. The Philippines adheres to this principle.

2) by naturalization which is the judicial act of adopting a foreigner and clothing him with the privileges of a native-born citizen. It implies the renunciation of a former nationality and the fact of entrance into a similar relation towards a new body politic. (2 Am.Jur.561, par.188)

What are the bases of acquiring citizenship?


There are 3 bases for acquiring citizenship by birth, namely:

1) Jus soli (right of soil) which is the legal principle that a person’s nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth (ie, the territory of a given state).

2) Jus sanguinis (right of blood) which is the legal principle that, at birth, an individual acquires the nationality of his/her natural parent/s. The Philippines adheres to this principle;

3) Naturalization which is the judicial act of adopting a foreigner and clothing him with the privileges of a native-born citizen. It implies the renunciation of a former nationality and the fact of entrance into a similar relation towards a new body politic. (2 Am.Jur.561, par.188)

If you were born to a parent who was at the time a Filipino citizen and have not denounced/renounced your Filipino citizenship, you are a Filipino. Thank you for reblogging and taking part in criminal activity.

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    I’m a citizen of the Philippines?! XD
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    Okay. I believe you in regards to expressed citizenship, that is, in regards to documentation. There is a difference...
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    You mean dual citizen birth after 2003, right? I’m not sure where the 1973 thing is coming from, but according to all...
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    So I’m apparently a Filipino citizen, and I can go to jail for talking shit about politicians, and the Filipino...
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    Hm. Ya, apparently I am one to because I asked my ina if when I was born if my ama was still in the Philippines and had...
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