Article XV The Family
The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation
of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity
and actively promote its total development.
Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation
of the family and shall be protected by the State.
Sec. 3. The
State shall defend:
(1) The right of spouses
to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions
and the demands of responsible parenthood;
(2) The right of children
to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special
protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation,
and other conditions prejudicial to their development;
(3) The right of the family
to a family living wage and income; and
(4) The right of families
or family associations to participate in the planning and
implementation of policies and programs that affect them.
The family has the duty to care for its elderly members but
the State may also do so through just programs of social security.
Relevant articles from Legal
concubinage and psychological violence
Financial support for abandoned woman and family
obtained abroad by a Filipino citizen against alien spouse
recognized in the Philippines
Amy Perez case: Psychological incapacity in annulment of marriages
not applicable to domestic violence cases
battles over children: what determines fitness of a parent
a mother be deprived of custody of her child?
Heirs and inheritance
(Part 1): If
your spouse dies without a last will, who will inherit?
Heirs and inheritance (Part 2):
Legitimes, free portions, and intestate shares
Heirs and inheritance (Part 3): Rights
of illegitimate children when their parent dies without a
Heirs and inheritance (Part 4): Who
inherits from an illegitimate child?
Heirs and inheritance (Part 5): The
right of legitimate children to inherit
Heirs and inheritance (Part 6): Settle
the estate of your deceased spouse before marrying again
Heirs and inheritance (Part 7): Is
property acquired before marriage the exclusive property of
each spouse or does it belong to both spouses?
Heirs and inheritance (Part 8): Do
inherited properties belong exclusively to the spouse who
inherited them or to both spouses?
Heirs and inheritance (Part 9): Last
will must be probated; Preterition (when a compulsory heir
is omitted in a last will)
176 of the Family Code: computing the share in the inheritance
of legitimate and illegitimate children; an illegitimate child
gets 50% of what a legitimate child is entitled to
a man is married to or living in with several women successively
or simultaneously, who has the right to inherit from him?
children and descendants, legitimate as well as illegitimate
you legally force your spouse to live with and to love you?
a wife gets pregnant by a man not her husband, will the child
be legitimate or illegitimate?
testing to prove legitimacy or illegitimacy of children; Supreme
Court’s New Rule on DNA Evidence
rights over illegitimate children
surname should illegitimate children use? Problems and issues
with RA 9255 and its implementing guidelines
primer on the Newborn Screening Act of 2004
primer on RA 8972 or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of
an unwed mother avail of the benefits of the Solo Parents
Code of the Philippines: Primer on the property relations
between husband and wife
on the Family Code of the Philippines: Absolute community
on the Family Code of the Philippines: Donations by reason
Code of the Philippines: Primer on legitimation
Code of the Philippines: Primer on illegitimate children
Code of the Philippines: Primer on paternity, filiation and
Code of the Philippines: Primer on legal separation
Code of the Philippines: Primer on the family and family home
Code of the Philippines: Primer on void and voidable marriages
Code of the Philippines: Primer on marriage
the Supreme Court order all credit card companies to reduce
their interest rate of 3% monthly and penalty fee of 3%?
articles from Salt
and Light blog (on relationships, marriage and
in life and love from Miriam Quiambao
tips for Shalani (and other single men and women)
married? Take a look at what “covenant marriage”
to save your marriage alone
but Goodies: Ten Commandments for Wives and Husbands
Marriages Fail: He said, She said ...
Key to your Marriage
Movies Always Make Me Cry”
infidelity: causes, consequences and conclusions
and help for the battered woman (4): Emotional abuse / psychological
and help for the battered woman (5): Biblical response to
abuse; evangelical Christians are best husbands – University
of Virginia study
you ready? Let’s get it on!” Marriage: The Ultimate
about women: Move over, Jang Geum!
wives really want husbands to share their feelings and thoughts
word pictures as a communication tool for increasing intimacy
between husbands and wives
Eight? Eight kinds of husbands and wives
Potion No. 9
are terrible mind readers ...
and obligations between husband and wife from the Biblical
standpoint and that of the Family Code
Ylmaz, TV Patrol, divorce and remarriage by Filipinos
only exercise some people do is jumping to conclusions: Mind
reading and negative interpretations
Why do persistent suitors become passive husbands?
on the Mary Winkler case: A word of hope and encouragement
for pastors' wives and female church workers
do men think the things they think, say the things they say,
and do the things they do?
PDF newsletters on legal issues available for download
People vs. Florendo
G.R. No. 136845
October 8, 2003
As to the marriage
of the victim and appellant, the trial court properly upheld
its legitimacy. In parricide, the best proof of relationship
between appellant and the deceased is the marriage certificate,
and in the absence thereof, oral evidence of the fact of marriage
may be considered. The testimony of appellant that he was
married to the deceased is an admission against his penal
interest. It is a confirmation of the pre-sumption that “a
man and a woman deporting themselves as husband and wife have
entered into a lawful contract of marriage.” Even
if the marriage certificate was not presented, that the victim
was the legitimate wife of appellant is evident from the testimonies
of the prosecution witnesses. In open court, appellant himself
volunteered the information in his offer of evidence through
counsel and on direct examination that the victim was his
Ilusorio vs. Ilusorio-Bildner
No. 139789 July 19, 2001 and G.R.
No. 139808 July 19, 2001
First. Erlinda K. Ilusorio claimed that
she was not compelling Potenciano
to live with her in consortium and that Potenciano' s mental state was not an issue. However, the very root
cause of the entire petition is her desire to have her husband's
custody. Clearly, Erlinda cannot now deny that she wanted Potenciano
Ilusorio to live with her.
The law provides
that the husband and the wife are obliged to live together,
observe mutual love, respect and fidelity. The sanction therefor
is the “spontaneous, mutual affection between husband
and wife and not any legal mandate or court order” to
was absence of empathy between spouses Erlinda
and Potenciano, having separated
from bed and board since 1972. We defined empathy as
a shared feeling between husband and wife experienced not
only by having spontaneous sexual intimacy but a deep sense
of spiritual communion. Marital union is a two-way process.
Marriage is definitely
for two loving adults who view the relationship with “amor gignit amorem” respect, sacrifice and a continuing commitment to
togetherness, conscious of its value as a sublime social institution.
to become a Christian
is God? What is man? Who is Christ? Repent and believe