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Enes Kanter reveals death threats, to seek US passport

May 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

OKC's Enes Kanter says his next move is to become an American citizen amid death threats he says he received for comparing Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Adolf Hitler

Enes Kanter reveals death threats, to seek US passport

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

May 12, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte, Cayetano, impeachment complaint | Evening wRap

Is Cayetano American? No, he says

May 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Cayetano was born in 1970 to a Filipino father, former senator Rene Cayetano, and American mother, Sandra Schramm. He renounced his US citizenship in 1998, he says.

Is Cayetano American? No, he says

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Apr 13, 2017 - 8:50 AM

She is the youngest to receive honorary Canadian citizenship – a privilege previously granted to 5 others including Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

Duterte, Grace Poe 'happy, comfortable' in 1st meeting after polls

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

'I think I've proven to be a principled ally of whoever has the right intentions for the country,' says the senator

Duterte, Grace Poe 'happy, comfortable' in 1st meeting after polls

Ex-DFA chief Yasay writes farewell: 'I did not lie'

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:56 PM

'When politicians accuse you of not telling the truth, be of good cheer for they are lying,' lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr quotes a friend as saying

Ex-DFA chief Yasay writes farewell: 'I did not lie'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Yasay rejection shows CA not Duterte 'rubber stamp'

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says Perfecto Yasay Jr's closeness to President Rodrigo Duterte 'did not deter the commission from acting independently'

Yasay rejection shows CA not Duterte 'rubber stamp'

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr 'was issued a passport in 2006' as Yasay claimed

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary

U.S. citizen before? Yasay refuses to say yes or no

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:55 AM

'I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no,' says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato

U.S. citizen before? Yasay refuses to say yes or no

Why Yasay can't nullify U.S. citizenship on his own

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Immigration lawyers sought by Rappler say one cannot unilaterally declare through an affidavit that one's US citizenship is nullified, as Perfecto Yasay Jr did

Why Yasay can't nullify U.S. citizenship on his own

Did Yasay run for Philippine VP as an American?

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perfecto Yasay Jr relied on 'implicit evidence' that he was not a US citizen when he chaired SEC, and ran for senator as well as vice president

Did Yasay run for Philippine VP as an American?

After flip-flop on U.S. passport, Yasay says he 'never lied' before CA

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr admits having a naturalization certificate but insists he was never a US citizen

After flip-flop on U.S. passport, Yasay says he 'never lied' before CA

Palace defends Yasay: He has been 'open, transparent'

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang stands by what it calls Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr's 'logical and credible' assertion that he was never a US citizen

Palace defends Yasay: He has been 'open, transparent'

Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Yasay, Matobato, Madam Secretary | Midday wRap

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Yasay lied under oath, now admits owning U.S. passport

Mar 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Is the Philippines' foreign secretary an American citizen? Perfecto Yasay Jr backtracks on his earlier statements – one of these under oath – that he never owned a US passport.

Yasay lied under oath, now admits owning U.S. passport

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

To be clear, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR/green card status. But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US.

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers

Criminal charges filed by Central Bank still haunt Yasay

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

The Commission on Appointments (CA) is set to grill Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr over 4 criminal charges pending before the Department of Justice (DOJ)

Criminal charges filed by Central Bank still haunt Yasay

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:32 PM

From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled, Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:32 PM

'I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments,' Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 22, 2017

Yasay to submit 'proof' to CA he was never a U.S. citizen

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) At his confirmation hearing, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr urges those who have questions about his citizenship to go to court

Yasay to submit 'proof' to CA he was never a U.S. citizen

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) Grandchildren of immigrants will now be able to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

U.S. lists Yasay among former American citizens

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The name 'Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr' appears in the US government's 'Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen to Expatriate'

U.S. lists Yasay among former American citizens

Yasay, Alvarez, Gaviria | Evening wRap

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Yasay, Alvarez, Gaviria | Evening wRap

CA delays Yasay's confirmation over U.S. citizenship issue

Feb 08, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The House contingent of the Commission on Appointments asks Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr about his citizenship but the Cabinet official has yet to respond

CA delays Yasay's confirmation over U.S. citizenship issue

SSS pension hike, 2017 inflation, Dana White | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

SSS pension hike, 2017 inflation, Dana White | Evening wRap

U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation

Jan 10, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip-flopping statements

U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation

CEU associate law dean to JBC: Yes to Marcos burial

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

'My view has nothing to do with my being an Ilocana. It is my respect for the rule of law which tells me the Supreme Court's decision should be respected,' says asosciate dean Rita Linda Jimeno

CEU associate law dean to JBC: Yes to Marcos burial

On US polls, Poe jokes: 'First of all, I did not vote there'

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:37 PM

'Meron naman tayong pantapat kay (Donald) Trump eh,' says Senator Grace Poe in apparent reference to President Rodrigo Duterte

On US polls, Poe jokes: 'First of all, I did not vote there'

Post-Brexit spike in EU citizenship applications by Britons – report

Oct 20, 2016 - 3:47 PM

More than 2,800 Britons applied for citizenship in the 18 countries who provided data during the first 8 months of 2016 – a 250% increase on the same period in 2015

Post-Brexit spike in EU citizenship applications by Britons – report

Dual citizens in gov't have 6 months to renounce foreign citizenship

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) Failure to renounce foreign citizenship will lead to dismissal from government service, says Civil Service Commission Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo

Dual citizens in gov't have 6 months to renounce foreign citizenship

So I'm changing citizenship – it doesn't mean I'm not Indonesian

Sep 26, 2016 - 4:48 PM

For me, choosing a nationality is a privilege and a blessing, considering not everybody can do it. It is not about not loving your country.

So I'm changing citizenship – it doesn't mean I'm not Indonesian

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9-3, the High Court says in its decision: 'Private respondent Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares is a natural-born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic.'

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal's decision that favored Grace Poe. He files a motion to resolve the case 'for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation'

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

'Murder is murder'

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:14 PM

We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.

'Murder is murder'

Britons eye ancestry, love to secure post-Brexit rights

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:41 PM

The uncertainty has led many with as-yet-unfulfilled claims to both British and EU rights to file their paperwork

Britons eye ancestry, love to secure post-Brexit rights

Indonesian minister sacked for having American citizenship

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Dual citizenship is not allowed in Indonesia but the minister held both Indonesian and Unites States passports

Indonesian minister sacked for having American citizenship

Poe's husband to get certificate of loss of nationality

May 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe reveals in an interview that her husband will get his Certificate of Loss of Nationality on Friday, May 6 – 3 days before the May 9 polls

Poe's husband to get certificate of loss of nationality

Abu Sayyaf, Llamanzares citizenship, Zika warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Abu Sayyaf, Llamanzares citizenship, Zika warning | 12PM wRap

LOOK: Grace Poe's husband renounces US citizenship

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) Poe's husband has already renounced his US citizenship under Philippine Law. He is still in the process of 'filing' documents for his renunciation under US law

LOOK: Grace Poe's husband renounces US citizenship

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:52 PM

'Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections,' Justice Leonen says of the Comelec

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Justices Arturo Brion, Antonio Carpio, Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec's jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Despite final ruling, Tatad again appeals SC ruling on Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The camp of presidential bet Grace Poe dismisses the second appeal and says the High Court has spoken on the issue twice

Despite final ruling, Tatad again appeals SC ruling on Poe

#PHVote: Why Duterte? Why Marcos?

Apr 11, 2016 - 1:17 PM

The controversial Davao City mayor leads the pack in the latest survey. The equally controversial son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is also ahead of his rivals in the VP race. What gives?

#PHVote: Why Duterte? Why Marcos?

Not good for Grace Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Supreme Court's minute resolution on the Poe case in effect keeps the door open to a legitimate contest – after the election

Not good for Grace Poe

Poe appeals to Pinoys in US: 'Become dual citizens'

Apr 10, 2016 - 2:22 PM

'The advantages, I assure you, are substantial, including regaining the right to vote and to own property in the Philippines'

Poe appeals to Pinoys in US: 'Become dual citizens'