June 28, 2014
Still on that controversial diplomatic passport of Jinggoy’s son …
Dear DFA, Since when is an 18-year old a Minor?
Last Monday, social media blew up with this post on The Superstar Lifestyle of Jinggoy’s Son.
The DFA, however, seems to have missed one thing. They said that the passport, allowed only for minors accompanying an official, was given to Jolo when he was 18. Last time we checked minors are those who are BELOW 18 years of age.
Was Jinggoy’s son an exception to the rule?
Here is the law to refresh your memory:
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6809
AN ACT LOWERING THE AGE OF MAJORITY FROM TWENTY-ONE TO EIGHTEEN YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED NINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Section 1. Article 234 of Executive Order No. 209, the Family Code of the Philippines, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Art. 234.Emancipation takes place by the attainment of majority. Unless otherwise provided, majority commences at the age of eighteen years.”
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