Code Commission for the New Civil Code

A Code Commission of five members was created by then President Manuel A. Roxas thru Executive Order 48, dated March 20, 1947, in view of the need for immediate revision and codification of Philippine Laws — in conformity with Filipino customs and ideals, and in keeping with progressive modern legislation. The final draft of the Civil Code was finished on December 16, 1947. The Commission rendered its report in a publication dated January 26, 1948. Congress approved the draft on June 18, 1949 as Republic Act 386. (Read more: Paras, 2008. CIVIL CODE of the PHILIPPINES ANNOTATED, Persons and Family Relations. Rex Printing Company, Inc. ISBN 978-971-23-5066-5.)