G.R. No. 119976 September 18, 1995.
- For political purposes the concepts of residence and domicile are dictated by the peculiar criteria of political laws. In Nuval vs. Guray, the Court held that “the term residence . . . is synonymous with domicile which imports not only intention to reside in a fixed place, but also personal presence in that place, coupled with conduct indicative of such Domicile means an individual’s “permanent home,” “a place to which, whenever absent for business or for pleasure, one intends to return, and depends on facts and circumstances in the sense that they disclose intent.” Based on the foregoing, domicile includes the twin elements of “the fact of residing or physical presence in a fixed place” and animus manendi, or the intention of returning there permanently.