Romualdez v. RTC

– domicile; residence – In election cases, the Court treats domicile and residence as synonymous terms thus: the term residence as used in election law is synonymous with domicile which imports not only an
intention to reside in a fixed place but also personal presence in the place. Domicile denotes a fixed, permanent residence. In order to acquire a new domicile by choice, there must concur:

a. residence or bodily presence in the new locality
b. intention to remain there
c. intention to abandon the old domicile otherwise stated, there must be animus manendi and animus non-revertendi.