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By Representative Manuel C. Ortega

AN ACT
LEGALIZING DIVORCE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE TITLE II AND
ARTICLES 55 TO 67 THEREUNDER OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209,
AS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 227, OTHERWISE KNOWN
AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES 



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