Republic Act 8533: Family Code of the Philippines
“AN ACT AMENDING TITLE I, CHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 39 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, NULLIFYING THE PRESCRIPTIVE PERIOD FOR ACTION OR DEFENSES GROUNDED ON PSYCHOLOGICAL INCAPACITY”
Section 1. Title I, Chapter 3, Article 39 of Executive Order No. 209, otherwise known as the Family Code of the Philippines, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“CHAPTER 3 — VOID AND VOIDABLE MARRIAGES
“Art. 39. The action or defense for the declaration of absolute ‘ity of a marriage shall not prescribe.”
Sec. 2. Effectivity clause. — This Act shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Approved: February 23, 1998
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