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ARTICLE IV - ARTICLE IV CITIZENSHIP Who are citizens of the...

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ARTICLE IV – CITIZENSHIP Who are citizens of the Philippines? 1) Those who are citizens of the Philippines at the time of the adoption of the 1987 Constitution 2) Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines. 3) Those born before January 17, 1973 of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority. 4) Those who are naturalized in accordance with law. Modes of acquiring citizenship: 1) Jus Soli – acquisition of citizenship on the basis of place of birth 2) Jus Sanguinis – acquisition of citizenship on the basis of blood relationship 3) Naturalization – the legal act of adopting an alien and clothing him with the privilege of a native-born citizen. Note: The Philippines follows (2) and (3) Election of citizenship under the 1987 Constitution: Prior to the 1973 Constitution, if a Filipina married an alien, she lost her Filipino citizenship. Hence, her child would have to elect Filipino citizenship upon reaching the age of majority.
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