Republic Act 8171: An Act of Providing for the Repatriation of Filipino Women Who Have Lost Ther Philippine Citizenship by Marriage to Aliens and of Natural-Born Filipinos

Section 1. Filipino women who have lost their Philippine citizenship by marriage to aliens and natural-born Filipinos who have lost their Philippine citizenship, including their minor children, on account of political or economic necessity, may reacquire Philippine citizenship
through repatriation in the manner provided in Section 4 of Commonwealth Act No. 63, as amended: Provided, That the applicant
is not a:

    (1) Person opposed to organized government or affiliated with any association or group of persons who uphold and teach doctrines opposing organized government;
    (2) Person defending or teaching the necessity or propriety of violence, personal assault, or associatEon for the predominance of their ideas;
    (3) Person convictad of crimes involving moral turpitude; or
    (4) Person suffering from mental alienation or incurablecontagious diseases.

Sec. 2. Repatriation shall be effected by taking the necessary oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and registration in the proper civil registry and in the Bureau or Immigration. The Bureau of Immigration shall thereupon cancel the pertinent alien
certificate of registration and issue the certificate of identification as Filipino citizen to the repatriated citizen.

Sec. 3. All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect thirty (30) days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

Signed: October 23, 1995

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