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CAN A FOREIGN DIVORCE HAVE ANY LEGAL EFFECT IN THE PHILIPPINES
By Atty Ferdie Aguirre
Philippines
Sat 5th March 2011

 Elvie is a live-in caregiver in the United States who  fell in love and married  Romy, a plumber from Illinois.  From their relationship was born Ramon who was born in 2009.

Unfortunately, the couple had irreconcilable differences and the marriage finally ended up in divorce in Illinois . 
CAN FOREIGNERS LEGALLY OWN REAL PROPERTY IN HE PHILIPPINES THROUGH THEIR SPOUSES?
Atty. Ferdie Aguirre
Manila
Mon 27th December 2010

Maria and Dieter were married in Canada in 1989. The couple resided in Canada at a house owned by Dieter’s parents but decided to move and reside permanently in the Philippines in 1992. By this time, Dieter had inherited the house in Germany from his parents which he sold and used the proceeds for the purchase of a parcel of land in Antipolo, Rizal at the cost of P528,000.00 and the construction of a house amounting to P2,300,000.00. The Antipolo property was registered in the name of petitioner under a Transfer Certificate of Title of the Register of Deeds of Marikina, Metro Manila.
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Atty Ferdie Aguirre

Benjie an engineer and Anna a full time housewife were living together as husband and wife for about...
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Atty. Ferdie Aguirre

Joel and Emy have been dating each other for the last six months, having casually met at a jazz bar...
MorePUT IT IN WRITING!
Atty. Ferdie Aguirre

Estella migrated to Canada with her family in 2001. Before she left the Philippines, she leased her house...
MoreCAN FORMER FILIPINOS OWN PROPERTY (REAL ESTATE ) IN THE PHILIPPINES
Atty Ferdie Aguirre

Owning a house and lot in our native land is a dream that most of us cherish....
MoreTHINKING OF BECOMING A GUARANTOR FOR THE PAYMENT OF A LOAN? UNLESS YOU REALLY KNOW THE PRINCIPAL DEBTOR, THINK TWICE (or don't even think about It)
Atty Ferdie Aguirre

Concepcion is a self made millionaire who made her fortune producing and exporting foodstuffs to Filipino stores in Canada....
MoreCAN A MARRIAGE CONTRACTED BY PARTIES WHO ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 21 YEARS OF AGE BE ANNULLED
Atty Ferdie Aguirre

Andrew and Paz were sweethearts since they were in their early teens. Everything was perfect for the two lovers except...
MoreTHE LEGAL EFFECTS OF A FOREIGN DIVORCE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Ferdie Aguirre

Marvin and Amy were married in Las Pinas, Metro Manila in 1995. With a successful build and sell business, Marvin...
MoreCan a co –owner of a piece of land buy back the share of another co-owner that was already sold to a stranger?
Atty. Ferdie Aguirre

New Column: The Philippine Lawyer

In 1995, Marian went to work in Calgary as a caregiver.
Eventually she got her Canadian...

    The Philippine Lawyer

    About the writer: G. Ferdinand (Ferdie ) Aguirre

     
    Atty Ferdie Aguirre
     
    Aguirre has more than 20 years of combined experience as a legal professional in the Philippines and in Canada. After graduating from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law in 1987 and passing the Bar given that year, he has held the following positions in the Philippine Corporate world: Asst. Senior Vice President of the Philippine National Bank, Senior Manager of the Law Division of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company and as Chief Legal Counsel of Unibancard.

    His private practice included having successfully handled several major cases and being included in the Philippine case books.

    Ferdie Aguirre was also a professor of Political Science and Business Law before migrating to Ontario Canada in 2005 where he worked as a Paralegal.

    He is presently a Court Agent & a Commissioner of Oaths in Alberta and is now working on his admission to the Alberta Bar. Ferdie Aguirre may be reached at (403) 6131168 /403 4747168 or at pilipinolegalservices@yahoo.ca)
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    Linda Alvarez Barnes

    SANTACRUZAN  ORIGIN
    In the year 313 the Roman Emperor Constantine had seen on the eve of a vital battle near Rome a fiery cross bearing the promise “In hoc signosvinces”  “With this sign you will conquer” and when the prophecy proved true, he had by decree ordained CHRISTIANITY to be the religion of the whole Roman Empire. One of the most fateful...
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    Evelyn A. Opilas

    A smiling, sprite and super-happy Minerva Paguyo celebrated her 95th birthday in advance 5 May so she could share it with family, relatives and friends in Sydney before going to the Philippines and Japan for further festivities....
    MoreCultural Diplomacy Awards: Promotion of Philippine history, language and culture in Australia
    Renato Perdon

    Book author and historian, Renato Perdon of Sydney, Australia, was among selected Australians and Filipinos given recognition for...
    MoreMulticultural Working Party meets
    Erich Weller

    Council’s recently formed Multicultural Working Party met for the first time this month allowing representatives of multicultural communities to engage...
    MorePCCF Presents Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines 2017 Candidates at Pre-Pageant
    Fe Taduran

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - The Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2017 candidates, showcased their beauty and...
    MoreAn Affair to Remember Charity Concert
    Richard J Ford

    This is not about an affair we wish to remember from our early elicit love life, but an event that...
    MoreNominations for AABF business excellence awards open
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The business excellence awards of the Australian Asian Business Federation are officially open, with theme focussing on ‘Unveiling the Best...
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