Title XVI – Civil Register (Book 1, Civil Code)

Article 407. Acts, events and judicial decrees concerning the civil status of persons shall be recorded in the civil register. (325a)

Article 408. The following shall be entered in the civil register:

(1) Births; (2) marriages; (3) deaths; (4) legal separations; (5) annulments of marriage; (6) judgments declaring marriages void from the beginning; (7) legitimations; (8) adoptions; (9) acknowledgments of natural children; (10) naturalization; (11) loss, or (12) recovery of citizenship; (13) civil interdiction; (14) judicial determination of filiation; (15) voluntary emancipation of a minor; and (16) changes of name. (326a)

Notes:

1) Definitions.

a. Civil register – refers to a recording system for purposes of mandatory and continuous recording any acts, events, and judicial decrees concerning the civil status of persons.

b. Civil registry or Local Civil Registry (LCR) – refers to the Government office/agency in-charge of maintaining the civil register or civil registry.

c. Local Civil Registrar – refers to the individual who is in-charge of the LCR in a city/municipality.

2) What are recorded. The following are recorded in the civil register:

(1) Births;

(2) Marriages;

(3) Deaths;

(4) Legal separations;

(5) Annulments of marriage;

(6) Judgments declaring marriages void from the beginning;

(7) Legitimations;

(8) Adoptions;

(9) Acknowledgments of natural children;

(10) Naturalization;

(11) Loss of citizenship;

(12) Rec...

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