Close  

Disqualified bet faces passport probe

08:15 PM May 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The US Department of Homeland Security  and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been asked to investigate how disqualified Marinduque congressional candidate Regina Ongsiako Reyes obtained her US passport after Reyes said she did not obtain them by naturalization.

In a letter to the two US agencies, Pepito Vergara, a taxpayer and native of Marinduque, said Reyes should be investigated by the US government following her statement that she did not become a US citizen by naturalization though she holds a US passport.

ADVERTISEMENT

Vergara said Reyes holds US passport No. 306278853 which she used to enter and exit the Philippines repeatedly.

“Interestingly, Ms Reyes’ date of birth as stated in her US passport is indicated as 03 July 1959, while her date of birth in her Philippine passport is indicated as 03 July 1964,” Vergara said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

On March 27, the Commission on Elections’ first division canceled Reyes’ certificate of candidacy  for being an American citizen.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: elections 2013, Migration, Regina Ongsiako Reyesm US passport
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.