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"Status" refers to the circumstances affecting the legal situation (that is, the sum total of capacities and incapacities) of a person in view of his age, nationality and his family membership. The status of a person in law includes all his personal qualities and relations, more or less permanent in nature, not ordinarily terminable at his own will, such as his being legitimate or illegitimate, or his being married or not. The comprehensive term status… include such matters as the beginning and end of legal personality, capacity to have rights in general, family relations, and its various aspects, such as birth, legitimation, adoption, emancipation, marriage, divorce, and sometimes even succession. A person’s sex is an essential factor in marriage and family relations. It is a part of a person’s legal capacity and civil status].
- ↑ Silverio vs. Republic of the Philippines, G.R. No. 174689, 22 October 2007, citing Beduya v. Republic of the Philippines, 120 Phil. 114 (1964)
- ↑ Silverio vs. Republic of the Philippines, G.R. No. 174689, 22 October 2007, citing Salonga, Jovito, Private International Law, 1995 Edition, Rex Bookstore, p. 238
- ↑ Silverio vs. Republic of the Philippines, G.R. No. 174689, 22 October 2007