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December 4, 2015

Citizen woes are Poe’s own doing, says solon

It’s Senator Grace Poe’s own fault that she’s being hounded by citizenship issues amid her planned 2016 presidential run, House Deputy Minority Leader LPGMA Rep. Arnel Ty said Sunday, September 27.

“She has to deal with the reality that she has put herself and her family under a microscope,” Ty said, noting that Poe needs to explain to voters why she renounced her Filipino citizenship in the first place.

He noted that Poe, a foundling, spent much of her adult life in the United Staes and would become an American citizen in 2001. Ty said she only gave up her US citizenship in 2010, shortly before she was named chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

“When you acquire American citizenship, just like what Senator Poe did, you have to swear absolute loyalty to the US and its Constitution, and categorically reject your Filipino citizenship,” Ty said.

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