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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

DEATH THREATS. Enes Kanter says he has been receiving death threats because of expressing his political views towards Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Screenshot from Kanter's Twitter account

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

File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

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

'I DID NOT LIE.' Former Philippine foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says in a farewell message on March 9, 2017, that he 'did not lie' before the Commission on Appointments when he faced the CA (in photo) on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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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

NOT 'RUBBER STAMP.' Senator Panfilo Lacson says the rejection of Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary shows that the Commission on Appointments is not the 'rubber stamp' of the executive. Screen grab from Rappler video

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

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Commission on Appointments foreign affairs committee, chats with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr before Yasay's confirmation hearing on March 8, 2017. Photo by Romeo Bugante/PRIB

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

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr answers questions at his confirmation hearing at the Senate on March 8, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

DFA Sec. Perfecto Yasay gestures during the deliberation of his interim appointment at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

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

CITIZENSHIP WOES. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr is under public scrutiny for denying he was ever a US citizen. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

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

STANDING BY YASAY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr welcome ambassadors to Malacañang during the Vin D'Honneur on January 11, 2017. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

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Mar 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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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

EARLIER DENIAL. This screen shot comes from a Rappler video on November 28, 2016, where Foreign Secretary Yasay Jr denied ever owning a US passport. Months later, he admits used to have one. Photo by Rappler

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

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

ONCE AN AMERICAN. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr becomes an American in November 1986 and renounces his US citizenship in June 2016. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

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

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

DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on February 22, 2017. Photo by Rappler

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

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

PHILIPPINES' TOP DIPLOMAT. Perfecto Yasay Jr speaks before the United Nations General Assembly

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

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr speaks during a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters on September 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

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

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

RENUNCIATION. Grace Poe's husband, Neil Llamanzares (left), formally renounced his US citizenship before a barangay chairman in Greenhills, San Juan.

Why Grace Poe gave up PH citizenship: Love, 9/11 attacks?

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Was it possible for the senator to have applied for US citizenship after 9 11 and be able to take the oath of allegiance the final step only 37 days after? Or did she apply earlier?

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Poe’s husband to renounce US citizenship

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED The presidential aspirant gives the assurance that Filipinos will not have an American boy in Malacañang in the person of her husband Neil Llamanzares

FAMILY. From L-R: Senator Grace Poe's son Brian, husband Neil Llamanzares, and mother Susan Roces.

Marcos-Duterte talks, Poe’s citizenship, Russia vs Syria | 12PM wRap

Oct 01, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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Rappler Explains: Can Grace Poe sit on the Iron Throne?

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:02 PM

In the first part of this video explainer series Rappler takes a look at the residency issues against the neophyte senator