To avail of the amnesty, the person should have filed a petition for adoption with an application for the rectification of the simulated birth record
within ten years from the effectivity of the law.
"The law will allow the child whose birth records
were simulated to enjoy all the benefits available to legally adopted children," said Eriguel.
When one of the married couple is a foreigner, he or she must be a Philippine resident for the last three years prior to the filing of the petition for adoption and the application for rectification of simulated birth record
Under the bill, those who simulated the birth record
of a child shall also be spared from criminal, civil and administrative liability, provided that the act was done for the best interest of the child.
"If there were any inconsistencies in my birth records
, I do not think it was my fault," Raj earlier said.
This descriptive study used two sources of data: (1) the 1983 Washington State birth records
, and (2) the 1983 American Medical Association (AMA) Masterfile database.
To fast-track the adoption process, the bill will allow those who simulated the birth record
of a child to be exempt from criminal, civil and administrative liability provided that the application to rectify a simulated birth record
should be filed within 10 years from the effectivity of the measure.
Manila A Miss Universe aspirant, who was stripped of her title because of inconsistencies in her birth records
, has vowed to fight her case.
The Senate has approved on second reading a bill proposing a simpler and less costly legal adoption process of a child by allowing the correction of simulated birth records
through administrative proceedings instead of court proceedings.
Birth simulation refers to the tampering of the civil registry to make it appear in the birth record
that a child was born to a person who is not his or her biological mother.