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The Family Code of The Philippines - Executive Order No. 209

Published: March 27, 2014
MALACANANG
Manila
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209
 
THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES
 
                WHEREAS, almost four decades have passed since the adoption of the Civil Code of the Philippines;
 
                WHEREAS, experience under said Code as well as pervasive changes and development have necessitated revision of its provisions on marriage and family relations to bring them closer to Filipino customs, values and ideals and reflect contemporary trends and conditions;
 
                WHEREAS, there is need to implement policies embodied in the new Constitution that strengthen marriage and the family as basic social institutions and ensure equality between men and women;
 
                NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me, do hereby order and promulgate the Family Code of the Philippines, as follows:


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