Title

Parents unknown: A study of foundlings and their citizenship

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Family Law

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Kelvin Y. Hung

Defense Panel Chair

Antonio A. Ligon

Defense Panel Member

Lily Ann M. Padaen
Karen Andrea D. Torres

Abstract/Summary

As the 2016 presidential elections is on its way, a number of people have lined up and filed their candidacy for presidency. The essence of public administration lies within the citizenship. The holding of a public office requires absolute allegiance and public trust. According to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, no person may be elected president unless he or she is a natural born citizen of the Philippines. Natural-born citizens are those who are citizens of the Philippines from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship. However, is an abandoned child not knowing his/her parents' identity a natural-born citizen of the Philippines? This legal research will delve into an analysis of the natural-born clause in the 1987 Philippine Constitution as well as the international instruments such as the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Convention on the Civil and Political Rights in determining, whether or not a foundling is a natural-born Filipino citizen.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU19370

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

95 leaves, illustrations (some color), 29 cm.

Keywords

Foundlings—Legal status, laws, etc.--Philippines; Abandoned children--Legal status, laws, etc.--Philippines; Citizenship -- Philippines

Embargo Period

5-6-2021

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