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PURPOSES. Section 1. In implementation of Section fifteen of Article XIV of the Constitution, a natural-born citizen of the Philippines who has lost his Philippine citizenship may be a transferee of private land, for use by him as his residence, subject to the provisions of this Act. Section 2. Any natural-born citizen of the Philippines who has lost his Philippine citizenship and who has the legal capacity to enter into a contract under Philippine laws may be a transferee of a private land up to a maximum area of one thousand square meters, in the case of urban land, or one hectare in the case of rural land, to be used by him as his residence. In the case of married couples, one of them may avail of the privilege herein granted; Provided, That if both shall avail of the same, the total area acquired shall not exceed the maximum herein fixed. In case the transferee already owns urban or rural lands for residential purposes, he shall still be entitled to be a transferee of additional urban or rural lands for residential purposes which, when added to those already owned by him, shall not exceed the maximum areas herein authorized. Section 3. A transferee under this Act may acquire not more than two lots which should be situated in different municipalities or cities anywhere in the Philippines; Provided, That the total area thereof shall not exceed one thousand square meters in the case of urban lands or one hectare in the case of rural lands for use by him as urban land shall be disqualified from acquiring rural land, and vice versa. Section 4. As used in this Act - (a) A natural-born citizen is one who is a citizen of the Philippines from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect his Philippine citizenship. (b) Urban areas shall include: (1) In their entirety, all municipal jurisdictions which, whether designated as chartered cities, provincial capitals or not, have a population density of at least 1,000 persons per square kilometer;
no private land shall be transferred under this Act. A market place or building where trading activities are carried on at least once a week. recreational and/or personal services). (b) At least six establishments (commercial. puericulture and health center or library. hospital.. and such other information as may be required Section 8 of this Act. Section 7. and 4. network of streets in either at parallel or right angle orientation. (4) Barangays having at least 1. Section 6. A town hall.(2) Poblaciones or central districts of municipalities and cities which have a population density of at least 500 persons per square kilometer. In addition to the requirements provided for in other laws for the registration of titles to lands. the names and addresses of his parents. of his spouse and children. 3. park or cemetery. and in which the occupation of the inhabitants is predominantly other than farming or fishing. The transferee shall not use the lands acquired under this Act for any purpose other than for his residence. Section 5. Violations of this Section. manufacturing. the area. if any.000 inhabitants which meet the conditions set forth in subparagraph (3) of paragraph (b) above. church or chapel with religious services at least once a month. (5) All other areas of the Philippines which do not meet the conditions in the preceding definition of urban areas shall be considered as rural areas. Transfer as a mode of acquisition of private land under this Act refers to either voluntary or involuntary sale. the location and the mode of acquisition of his land-holdings in the Philippines. his intention to reside permanently in the Philippines. any misrepresentation in the sworn . the date he lost his Philippine citizenship and the country of which he is presently a citizen. 2. A public plaza. i. unless the transferee shall submit to the register of deeds of the province or city where the property is located a sworn statement showing the date and place of his birth. if any. A public building like a school. foreclosures and executions of judgment. and (c) At least three of the following: 1.e. (3) Poblaciones or central districts (not included in 1 and 2) regardless of population size which have the following: (a) Street pattern. devise or donation. Involuntary sales shall include sales on tax delinquency.
Such rules and regulations shall take effect fifteen days following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines. shall. AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. This Act shall take effect upon its approval. 1982 Republic Act No. except when such failure is caused by force majeure. Section 9. be penalized by forfeiture of such lands and their improvements to the National Government. Section 10. If any part of this Act shall be declared unconstitutional. 8179 AN ACT TO FURTHER LIBERALIZE FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. The Minister of Justice shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. Any transferee liable under this Section shall moreover be forever barred from further availing of the privilege granted under this Act. Approved: March 16. For this purpose the Solicitor General or his representative shall institute escheat proceedings. the remaining provisions not thereby affected shall remain in full force and effect. 7042. in addition to any liability under the Revised Penal Code and deportation in appropriate cases. Section 8.statement required under Section 6 hereof. AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES . any acquisition through fraudulent means or failure to reside permanently in the land acquired within two years from the acquisition thereof.
where the trustee is a Philippine national and at least sixty percent [60%] of the fund will accrue to the benefit of Philippine nationals: Provided. or a corporation organized under the laws of the Philippines of which at least sixty percent [60%] of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote is owned and held by citizens of the Philippines. That where a corporation and its non-Filipino stockholders own stocks in a Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] registered enterprise. Section 3. Sec.” SEC. Section 8 of the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 is hereby amended to read as follows: “Sec. 7042 is hereby amended to read as follows: “Sec. or a domestic partnership or association wholly owned by citizens of the Philippines. in order that the corporation shall be considered a Philippine national. – As used in this Act: [a] the term “Philippine national” shall mean a citizen of the Philippines. – The Foreign Investment Negative List shall have two  component lists: A and B: [a] List A shall enumerate the areas of activities reserved to Philippine nationals by mandate of the Constitution and specific laws. 7. List of investment areas reserved to Philippine nationals [Foreign Investment Negative List]. of Republic Act No. or a corporation organized abroad and registered as doing business in the Philippines under the Corporation Code of which one hundred percent [100%] of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote is wholly owned by Filipinos or a trustee of funds for pension or other employee retirement or separation benefits. Definitions. 2. 7042. otherwise known as the “Foreign Investments Act of 1991″.SECTION 1. paragraph (a). 8. 3. – Non-Philippine nationals may own up to one hundred percent [100%] of domestic market enterprises unless foreign ownership therein is prohibited or limited by the Constitution and existing laws or the Foreign Investment Negative List under Section 8 hereof.” SEC. Foreign investments in domestic market enterprises. [b] List B shall contain the areas of activities and enterprises regulated pursuant to law: . 7 of Republic Act No. at least sixty percent [60%] of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote of each of both corporations must be owned and held by citizens of the Philippines. is hereby amended to read as follows: “Section 3.
which are defense-related activities. beer houses. however. “Small and medium-sized domestic market enterprises with paid-in equity capital less than the equivalent of Two hundred thousand US dollars [US$200. or 2. storage and/or distribution of firearms.” . then a minimum paid-in capital of One hundred thousand US dollars (US$100. repair. The First Regular Negative List shall be published not later than sixty  days before the end of the transitory period. with a substantial export component. nightclubs. sauna and steam bathhouses and massage clinics. are reserved to Philippine nationals: Provided. to a non-Philippine national by the Secretary of National Defense.1. of NEDA. “The transitory Foreign Investment Negative List established in Section 15 hereof shall be replaced at the end of the transitory period by the First Regular Negative Lists to be formulated and recommended by NEDA following the process and criteria provided in Sections 8 and 9 of this Act. all forms of gambling. such as the manufacture. endorsed by the NEDA. or the Secretary of Education. ammunition. or the Secretary of Health. That if  they involve advance technology as determined by the Department of Science and Technology.000. bars. such as the manufacture and distribution of dangerous drugs. Culture and Sports. approved by the President.000. military ordnance. “Amendments to List B may be made upon recommendation of the Secretary of National Defense.00]. “Amendments to List B after promulgation and publication of the First Regular Foreign Investment Negative List at the end of the transitory period shall not be made more often than once very two  years. lethal weapons. and promulgated by a Presidential Proclamation.00) shall be allowed to non-Philippine nationals. That each Foreign Investment Negative List shall be prospective in operation and shall in no way affect foreign investments existing on the date of its publication. unless such manufacturing or repair activity is specifically authorized. dance halls. or upon recommendation motu proprio. explosives. Subsequent Foreign Investment Negative List shall become effective fifteen  days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines: Provided. or  they employ at least fifty  direct employees. pyrotechnics and similar materials. requiring prior clearance and authorization from the Department of National Defense [DND] to engage in such activity. which have implications on public health and morals.
That If both shall avail of the same. 449 [Cockpits Operation and Management]“.000] square meters in the case of urban land or three  hectares in the case of rural land for use by him for business or other . These rights shall not extend to activities reserved by the Constitution including  the exercise of profession. 5980. In the case of married couples. 6938. 3018. Republic Act No. 7076 [Small Scale Mining Act]. Thrift Banks and Private Development Banks under Republic Act No. unless specifically authorized by the Secretary of National Defense. The Foreign Investments Act is further amended by inserting a new section designated as Section 10 to read as follows: “SEC.SEC. 5. Republic Act No. Rural Banks under Republic Act No.D. 10. That the total land area thereof shall not exceed five thousand [5.  in defense-related activities under Section 8 (b) hereof. 1180 [Retail Trade Act]. he shall be entitled to be a transferee of additional urban or rural land for business or other purposes which when added to those already owned by him shall not exceed the maximum areas herein authorized. former natural-born citizens of the Philippines shall have the same investment rights of Philippine citizens in Cooperatives under Republic Act No. and Financing Companies under Republic Act No. and  activities covered by Republic Act No. Section 8 of the Constitution. “In case the transferee already owns urban or rural land for business or other purposes. one of them may avail of the privilege herein granted: Provided. SEC.000] square meters in the case of urban land or three  hectares in the case of rural land to be used by him for business or other purposes. Investment rights of former natural-born Filipinos. 5487 [Security Agency Act]. 7906. – For purposes of this Act. the total area acquired shall not exceed the maximum herein fixed. Republic Act No. as amended [Rice and Corn Industry Act]. Other rights of natural-born citizen pursuant to the provisions of Article XII. 9. Section 9 of the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 is hereby amended to read as follows: “SEC. and P. 7353. “A transferee under this Act may acquire not more than two  lots which should be situated in different municipalities or cities anywhere in the Philippines: Provided. – Any natural-born citizen who has lost his Philippine citizenship and who has the legal capacity to enter into a contract under Philippine Laws may be a transferee of a private land up to a maximum area of five thousand [5. 4.
” SEC. 7042 was amended by Republic Act No. AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE COMMONWEALTH ACT. AS AMENDED AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES . 8179 Republic Act No. with copies of said materials furnished all the Philippine embassies. 7042 and all references thereto in said law are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. former natural-born Filipino citizens.purposes. 2003 AN ACT MAKING THE CITIZENSHIP OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENS WHO ACQUIRE FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP PERMANENT. in consultation with the Board of Investments. within sixty  days after the effectivity hereof. 10. If any part or section of this Act is declared unconstitutional for any reason whatsoever. 7042 in order to reflect the changes embodied in the Act. NO. 6. The National Economic and Development Authority. 9225 August 29. SEC. 1996. All other laws. 1996 _____________ Republic Act No. SEC. the Department of Trade and Industry and Securities and Exchange Commission. 63. shall prepare and issue the necessary primer and other information campaign materials regarding the Foreign Investments Act and the amendments introduced thereto. Sections 9 and 10 of Republic Act No. 9. 1996. consulates and other diplomatic offices abroad and disseminated to Filipino nationals. Approved: March 28. SEC. such declaration shall not in any way affect the other parts or sections of this Act. SEC. The date of effectivity thereof was on April 15. 8179 which was approved on March 28. 8. This Act shall take effect fifteen  days after publication in two  newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines. 7. and foreign investors. Republic Act No. rules and regulation and/or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. A transferee who has already acquired urban land shall be disqualified form acquiring rural land and vice versa. The NEDA is hereby directed to make the necessary amendments to the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No.
That they renounce their oath of allegiance to the country where they took that oath. (3) Those appointed to any public office shall subscribe and swear to an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and its duly constituted authorities prior to their assumption of office: Provided. whether legitimate. Section 4. and that I imposed this obligation upon myself voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. 9189.Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding. Article V of the Constitution. Declaration of Policy . after the effectivity of this Act. Section 5.The unmarried child. Civil and Political Rights and Liabilities . Section 3. (4) Those intending to practice their profession in the Philippines shall apply with the proper authority for a license or permit to engage in such practice. and I hereby declare that I recognize and accept the supreme authority of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto. solemny swear (or affrim) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted authorities of the Philippines. of those who re-acquire Philippine citizenship upon effectivity of this Act shall be deemed citizenship of the Philippines. and . Short Title – this act shall be known as the "Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003. illegitimate or adopted. Derivative Citizenship . Retention of Philippine Citizenship . at the time of the filing of the certificate of candidacy." Section 2." Natural born citizens of the Philippines who. below eighteen (18) years of age. make a personal and sworn renunciation of any and all foreign citizenship before any public officer authorized to administer an oath. otherwise known as "The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003" and other existing laws.It is hereby declared the policy of the State that all Philippine citizens of another country shall be deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under the conditions of this Act. (2) Those seeking elective public in the Philippines shall meet the qualification for holding such public office as required by the Constitution and existing laws and.Those who retain or re-acquire Philippine citizenship under this Act shall enjoy full civil and political rights and be subject to all attendant liabilities and responsibilities under existing laws of the Philippines and the following conditions: (1) Those intending to exercise their right of surffrage must Meet the requirements under Section 1. natural-born citizenship by reason of their naturalization as citizens of a foreign country are hereby deemed to have re-acquired Philippine citizenship upon taking the following oath of allegiance to the Republic: "I _____________________. become citizens of a foreign country shall retain their Philippine citizenship upon taking the aforesaid oath. Republic Act No.
Repealing Clause . any other section or provision not affected thereby shall remain valid and effective. or extended to. rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. orders. Effectivity Clause – This Act shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its publication in theOfficial Gazette or two (2) newspaper of general circulation. Section 6.If any section or provision of this Act is held unconstitutional or invalid. Separability Clause . and/or (b) are in active service as commissioned or non-commissioned officers in the armed forces of the country which they are naturalized citizens. . Section 8. Section 7. those who: (a) are candidates for or are occupying any public office in the country of which they are naturalized citizens. decrees.(5) That right to vote or be elected or appointed to any public office in the Philippines cannot be exercised by.All laws.
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