Civil Code Of the Philippines

Family Code of the Philippines:Marriage Certificate (Articles 22 and 23)

 Art. 22. The marriage certificate, in which the parties shall declare that
they take each other as husband and wife, shall also state:
(1) The full name, sex and age of each contracting party;
(2) Their citizenship, religion and habitual residence;
(3) The date and precise time of the celebration of the marriage;
(4) That the proper marriage license has been issued according to law,
except in marriage provided for in Chapter 2 of this Title;
(5) That either or both of the contracting parties have secured the parental
consent in appropriate cases;
(6) That either or both of the contracting parties have complied with the
legal requirement regarding parental advice in appropriate cases; and
(7) That the parties have entered into marriage settlement, if any,
attaching a copy thereof.
Art. 23. It shall be the duty of the person solemnizing the marriage to
furnish either of the contracting parties the original of the marriage certificate
referred to in Article 6 and to send the duplicate and triplicate copies of the
certificate not later than fifteen days after the marriage, to the local civil
registrar of the place where the marriage was solemnized. Proper receipts shall
be issued by the local civil registrar to the solemnizing officer transmitting
copies of the marriage certificate. The solemnizing officer shall retain in his file
the quadruplicate copy of the marriage certificate, the copy of the marriage
certificate, the original of the marriage license and, in proper cases, the
affidavit of the contracting party regarding the solemnization of the marriage in
place other than those mentioned in Article 8.

A marriage certificate is proof of marriage. It is however not the only proof (i.e.,
witnesses)

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