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
'I think I've proven to be a principled ally of whoever has the right intentions for the country,' says the senator
'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
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Senator Panfilo Lacson says Perfecto Yasay Jr's closeness to President Rodrigo Duterte 'did not deter the commission from acting independently'
Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr 'was issued a passport in 2006' as Yasay claimed
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues
'I cannot understand why the Honorable Secretary cannot answer that simple question with a yes or no,' says Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato
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
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
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr admits having a naturalization certificate but insists he was never a US citizen
Malacañang stands by what it calls Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr's 'logical and credible' assertion that he was never a US citizen
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.
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.
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)
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From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled, Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte
'I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments,' Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler
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(UPDATED) At his confirmation hearing, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr urges those who have questions about his citizenship to go to court
(UPDATED) Grandchildren of immigrants will now be able to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport
The name 'Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr' appears in the US government's 'Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen to Expatriate'
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
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Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip-flopping statements
'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
'Meron naman tayong pantapat kay (Donald) Trump eh,' says Senator Grace Poe in apparent reference to President Rodrigo Duterte
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
(UPDATED) Failure to renounce foreign citizenship will lead to dismissal from government service, says Civil Service Commission Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo
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.
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.'
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'
We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.
The uncertainty has led many with as-yet-unfulfilled claims to both British and EU rights to file their paperwork
Dual citizenship is not allowed in Indonesia but the minister held both Indonesian and Unites States passports
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
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(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
'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
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
The camp of presidential bet Grace Poe dismisses the second appeal and says the High Court has spoken on the issue twice
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?
The Supreme Court's minute resolution on the Poe case in effect keeps the door open to a legitimate contest – after the election
'The advantages, I assure you, are substantial, including regaining the right to vote and to own property in the Philippines'
Reacting to the Supreme Court minute resolution affirming its previous decision, Poe says in Filipino, 'It feels like my campaign has been unchained and it will go full-speed'
(UPDATED) 'Hindi naman iyan isang saradong dokumento, iyan naman ay alam ng ating mga kababayan,' the presidential candidate says
A political analyst notes that Grace Poe apparently kept this information from the public