Report on citizenship law : Philippines
Title: Report on citizenship law : Philippines
Author: AGUILAR, Filomeno V.
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; GLOBALCIT; Country Reports; 2017/01
The Philippines has the interesting experience of having gone through two citizenship regimes. From an initial period in which jurisprudence favoured the principle of ius soli the country transitioned to the current regime in which ius sanguinis has been the prevailing principle. The initial period occurred during the first half of the twentieth century when the Philippines was under US colonial rule, while the subsequent period occurred after the Philippines gained independence.
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