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LAND OWNERSHIP BY FORMER FILIPINO CITIZENS
(The Foreign Investments Act (RA 7042), as amended by R.A. 8179)

        Rights of Natural Born Citizen Pursuant to the Provisions of Article XII, Section 8 of the Constitution - Any natural born citizen who has lost his Philippine citizenship and who has the legal capacity to enter in a contract under Philippine laws may be a transferee of a private land up to a maximum area of five thousand (5,000) square meters in the case of urban land or three (3) hectares in the case of rural land to be used by him for business or other purposes. In the case of married couples, one of them may avail of the privilege herein granted: Provided, That if both shall avail of the same, the total are acquired shall not exceed the maximum herein fixed.

        In case the transferee already owns urban or rural land for business or other purposes, he shall be entitled to be a transferee of additional urban or rural land for business or other purposes which when added to those already owned by him shall not exceed the maximum areas herein authorized.

        A transferee under this Act may acquire not more than two (2) lots which should be situated in different municipalities or cities anywhere in the Philippines; Provided, That the total land area thereof shall not exceed five thousand (5,000) square meters in the case of urban land or three (3) hectares in the case of rural land for use by him for business or other purposes. A transferee who has already acquired urban land shall be disqualified from acquiring rural land and vice versa.

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