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manner while the Republic of the Philippines is at war with any country.i) This should likewise be considered modified by R.A. 9225.ii) The proviso that a Filipino may not divest himself of Philippinecitizenship in this manner while the Republic of the Philippines is at war with any country may be considered as an application of the principle of indelible allegianced.By rendering service to or acceptingcommission in the armed forces of a foreigncountry Provided, that the rendering of service to, or acceptance ofsuch commission in, the armed forces of a foreign country and the taking of an oath of allegiance incident thereto, withconsent of the Republic of the Philippines, shall not divest a Filipino of his Philippine citizenship if either of the following circumstances is present:Constitutional Law 1 based on the syllabus of Atty. Remoroza2018-2019102
Merzy’s Notes Prelim Exam (i) The Republic of the Philippines has a defensiveand/or offensive pact of alliance with the said foreigncountry;or (ii) The said foreign country maintains armed forces in Philippine territory with the consent of the Republic of the Philippines.e.By cancellation of the certificate ofnaturalization f.By having been declared by competentauthority a deserted of the Philippine armedforces in time of war 2.Reacquisition of citizenship a) Under R.A. 9225, bv taking the oath of allegiance requiredof formernatural-born Philippine citizens who may have lost their Philippine citizenship by reason of their acquisition of the citizenship of a foreign country.b) By naturalization, provided that the applicant possesses none of thedisqualifications prescribed for naturalization.i) In Republic v. Judge de la Rosa, supra., the naturalizationproceeding was so full of procedural flaws that the decision granting Filipino citizenship to Governor Juan Frivaldo was deemed a nullity.c) By repatriation of deserters of the Army, Navy or Air Corps, providedthat a woman who lost her citizenship by reason of her marriage to an alien may be repatriated in accordance with the provisions of this Act after the termination of the marital status.i) See P.D. 725, which allows repatriation of former natural-bornFilipino citizens who lost Filipino citizenship.ia) In Frivaldo v. Comelec and Lee v. Comelec, 257 SCRA 727,the Supreme Court held that P.D. 725 was not repealed by President Aquino’s Memorandum of March 27, 1986, and, thus, was a valid mode for the reacquisition of Filipino citizenship by Sorsogon Governor Juan Frivaldo.ib) The Special Committee on Naturalization created by PD 725,chaired by the Solicitor General with the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and theDirector of the NICA as members, was reactivated on June 8,1995, and it is before this Committee that a petition for repatriation is filed [Angat v. Republic, G.R. No.132244, September 14, 1999].