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What are the modes of acquiring Filipino citizenship?
« on: May 16, 2010, 08:55:24 PM »
What are the modes of acquiring Filipino 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)
source: Bureau of Immigration
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