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Unformatted text preview: eneral requirement for all those who wish to run as candidates in Philippine elections; while the renunciation of foreign citizenship is an additional requisite only for those who have retained or reacquired Philippine citizenship under R.A. No. 9225 and who seek elective public posts, considering their special circumstance of having more than one citizenship. (Jacot v. Dal, G.R. No. 179848, Nov.27, 2008) Q: “A” is a naturalized citizen of another country who reacquires Filipino citizenship. On the other hand, “B” possesses dual citizenship by birth. If they desire to run for elective public office, what requirement must they comply as regards their citizenship? A: A must comply with the requirements set in R.A 9225. Sec 5(3) of R.A. 9225 states that naturalized citizens who reacquire Filipino citizenship and desire to run for public office shall “…make a personal and sworn renunciation of any and all foreign citizenship before any public officer authorized to administer an oath” aside from the oath of allegiance prescribed in Section 3 of R.A. 9225. B need not comply with the twin requirements of swearing an oath of allegiance and executing a renunciation of foreign citizenship because he is a natural‐born Filipino who did not subsequently become a naturalized citizen of another country. It is sufficed, if upon the filing of his certificate of candidacy, he elects Philippine citizenship to terminate his status as person with dual citizenship considering that his condition in the unavoidable consequence of conflicting laws of different States. (Cordora v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 176947, Feb. 19, 2009) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 117 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 I. LAW ON PUBLIC OFFICERS a. GENERAL PRINCIPLES Q: Define public office. A: It is the right, authority, and duty created and conferred by law, by...
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