Can rights be waived?

Civil Code of the Philippines

Art.6. Rights may be waived, unless the waiver is contrary to LAW, PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC POLICY, MORALS, or GOOD CUSTOMS or PREJUDICIAL TO A THIRD PERSON with a right recognized by law.


General Rule: Rights may be waived

Exception: contrary to LP- PuMoGoP

  • Law
  • Public Order
  • Public Policy
  • Morals
  • Good Customs
  • Prejudicial to third person

Examples of prejudicial to third person waiver:

1. Waiver of future support

2. Waiver of political rights

3. Waiver of future inheritance

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