Limitado sa pagbisita o right of access ang karapatan ng ama ng ilehitimong anak.
Sa Silva v. Court of Appeals, ipinaliwanag ng Korte:
“There is, despite a dearth of specific legal provisions, enough recognition on the inherent and natural right of parents over their children. Article 150 of the Family Code expresses that “(f)amily relations include those… (2) (b)etween parents and children;…” Article 209, in relation to Article 220, of the Code states that it is the natural right and duty of parents and those exercising parental authority to, among other things, keep children in their company and to give them love and affection, advice and counsel, companionship and understanding. The Constitution itself speaks in terms of the ‘natural and primary rights’ of parents in the rearing of the youth. There is nothing conclusive to indicate that these provisions are meant to solely address themselves to legitimate relationships. Indeed, although in varying degrees, the laws on support and successional rights, by way of examples, clearly go beyond the legitimate members of the family and so explicitly encompass illegitimate relationships as well. Then, too, and most importantly, in the declaration of nullity of marriages, a situation that presupposes a void or inexistent marriage, Article 49 of the Family Code provides for appropriate visitation rights to parents who are not given custody of their children.
The trial court, in any case, has seen it fit to understandably provide this precautionary measure, i.e., “in no case (can petitioner) take out the children without the written consent of the mother.”
Ito ay kinatigan sa Briones v. Miguel:
“Even when the parents are estranged and their affection for each other is lost, their attachment to and feeling for their offspring remain unchanged. Neither the law nor the courts allow this affinity to suffer, absent any real, grave or imminent threat to the well-being of the child.”
Kaya maaaring humiling na makabisita ang ama sa kanilang ilehitimong anak, basta’t hindi ito makakasama sa bata.