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Redress for errors of the state department


The United States follows the jus soli principle in citizenship. A person born in the United States is automatically a US citizen. However, there are instances where one is able to derive US citizenship through the parents.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

San Francisco Consulate launches ‘FAQ Friday’ about services

Philippine Consulate

The Philippine Consulate’s Facebook page will feature Frequently-Asked-Questions Friday (FAQ Friday) on the fourth Friday of each month, to answer some of the most-asked questions about its services.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

My friend, the undocumented American

Jose Antonio Vargas at the Oakland, California, screening of his film “Documented.” PHOTO BY PATI NAVALTA POBLETE

As a young reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, Jose Antonio Vargas was a dichotomy in many ways—eager to please, but quick to counter; grateful, yet never satisfied; composed, but perpetually agitated. And even though I was his editor, and later his friend, I never knew his one, most defining dichotomy.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF Consulate announces 2014 service outreach sched in 3 states


The Philippine Consulate will provide consular services in several cities in California, the State of Washington and Alaska in 2014.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Fil-Am sues US gov’t for wrongful detention


Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, a US citizen, is suing the US government after she was threatened with deportation and wrongfully detained for seven months by immigration authorities.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Consulate-on-Wheels rolls into Colorado

Consul Reichel Quiñones leads dual citizenship applicants in swearing an oath of allegiance to the Philippines. The oath is the final step towards reacquiring their Philippine citizenship.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A team from the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco drove 24 hours across four states to offer consular services to Filipinos in Colorado, under the Consulate’s annual Consulate-on-Wheels/Wings (COW) Program.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC bars Lanao del Norte mayor from joining polls over citizenship


The Supreme Court has barred Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado from running in elections.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fil-Ams laud Obama’s good news for 1M Filipinos

President Barack Obama. AP/Carolyn Kaster

“This is the year, this is the moment, this is history.”

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines | Read More »

Obama clearing path to citizenship for illegals

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama declared that “now is the time” to fix the broken US immigration system, diving into the politically explosive issue with broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines | Read More »

102-year-old Filipino becomes US citizen

Centenarian Citizen

A 102-year-old Filipino man who came to the U.S. as a youth in 1928 to pick vegetables became a citizen during a touching naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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