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Saturday, April 12, 2008


Why this guide?
c. Appearance Fee — the amount paid to the counsel for expenses he has incurred in appearing in a court scheduled hearing, conference or meeting.

In these cases, Ercof is ready to act as liaison between the Overseas Filipino client and the lawyer he or she may eventually select, as well as to monitor the conduct of the case, to help ensure that services are being rendered to the satisfaction of the client.

In any case, it is always prudent to seek legal advice if one is in doubt or simply desires to ascertain the legal consequences for certain transactions about to be entered into. Because of their absence from the Philippines, Overseas Filipinos are unable to look after the welfare and rights of their family members or their properties, and are prevented from easy access to legal information or representation. Consulting this legal manual or accessing the Ercof legal referral system presents a solution to this problem.

Philippine Citizenship

Q. What is Citizenship?
R. Citizenship refers to the full possession of civil and political rights by a person who is considered a citizen of a particular country, and who because of this status owes permanent allegiance to the said country and its Constitution, laws and government institutions and is turn entitled to demand protection from its government.

Q. What is the difference between Citizenship and Nationality, or between a citizen and a national?
A. Citizenship is a term used in Municipal Law (the laws of a particular country) to denote that a certain person is in the full possession of civil and political rights, while nationality is a more comprehensive term used ion International law which signifies the status of being the subject of a state, regardless of whether or not that person is in possession of civil and political rights.

Q. What is dual or multiple citizenship?
A. Dual or multiple citizenship is a situation where a person is simultaneously considered a citizen of two or more countries because he/she possesses the qualifications of citizenship under the laws of these countries.

...To be continued

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