My uncle and his wife migrated to Germany in the 70s and both became German citizens. They worked and resided in Germany. Among the 9 legal heirs of my grandparents who are both deceased, my uncle verbally claimed to have been given a property of approximately half an hectare which were promised to 5 other heirs. My uncle cannot present any document of sale or transfer when asked by his other siblings. He disclosed that a title was already issued in his name covering subject-property. There was no extrajudicial settlement of estate of both his parents and no consent was obtained from the other 8 heirs in the pursuit of facilitating the titling of subject property in his favor. Here are my questions:
1. Is my uncle and his wife still entitled to own real estate properties in the philippines? 2. up to what extent? 3. are there limitations of ownership/acquisition of real estate properties by foreign nationals under the law? 4. the other legal heirs are contesting the title claimed by my uncle to the property which was promised to other 5 heirs. what legal remedies could the other heirs consider at this point that the property is already titled in the name of my uncle without any waiver from the other 5 heirs?
I hope you can enlighten me on these matters.
Thank you so much.