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April 29, 2017

Does Rule 108 Allow Sex or Gender Change in the Birth Certificate by Reason of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplaxia?

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Under Rep. Act No. 9048, a correction in the civil registry involving the change of sex is not a mere clerical or typographical error. It is a substantial change for which the applicable procedure is Rule 108 of the Rules of Court. Ultimately, we are of the view that where the person is biologically or naturally intersex the determining factor in his gender classification would be what the individual, like respondent, having reached the age of majority, with good reason thinks of his/her sex. Respondent here thinks of himself as a male and considering that his body produces high levels of male hormones (androgen) there is preponderant biological support for considering him as being male. Sexual development in cases of intersex persons makes the gender classification at birth inconclusive. It is at maturity that the gender of such persons, like respondent, is fixed.
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April 21, 2017

Change of Name Under Rule 103

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April 12, 2017

Bar Exam Results 2016

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Date of exam: NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016
Release date: MAY 3, 2017

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