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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 »