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Republic Act No. 6514

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6514
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6514 - AN ACT THAT THE AUTHORIZATION TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE ISSUED TO PRIESTS, OR MINISTERS OR RABBIS SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS THE SAME TO EXPIRE ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER OF EVERY THIRD YEAR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE NINETY-FIVE OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Section 1. Article 95 of Republic Act Numbered Three hundred and eighty-six is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Art. 95. The public official in charge of registration of priests, ministers or rabbis with the approval of the proper head of department, is hereby authorized to prepare the necessary forms and to promulgate rules and regulations for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Title: provided, that the authorization to solemnize marriages shall be valid for a period of three years, shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of every third year, and shall be renewable within the said month of December: provided, further, that the authorizations to solemnize marriage issued prior to and valid on the date of the approval of this amendatory Act shall continue to be valid until the thirty-first day of December of the year when this amendatory Act takes effect, any regulation to the contrary notwithstanding: provided, finally, that the words "my authority to solemnize marriage expires on December 31, 19___," shall be indicated in all marriage contracts just below the title of the person so authorized to solemnize marriages.

"Priest or ministers, or rabbis belonging to one diocese religious order or congregation, or sect, may apply for authorization, through their bishop, head of religious order or congregation chief of ministers, or duly authorized representative.

"The public official who is charge of registration may also by regulation fix and collect fees for the authorization to solemnize marriage"

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: July 22, 1972

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