QUESTION: Sir John, ano po ba ang proof of Filipino Citizenship?
ANSWER: (1) Unexpired Philippine Passport, or (2) Philippine Birth Certificate coupled with an Affidavit of No Other Citizenship. Why? Kasi ang Dual Citizenship Law ay August 2003 lang naging effective. In short, if the person acquired other citizenship (say for example by naturalization) before August 2003, then the person must file Dual Citizenship in Bureau of Immigration to be able to restore the Filipino Citizenship that he/she lost when she acquired other citizenship before August 2003. Sa kulang-kulang na instruction nitomg mali-mali na PRB-RES, lumalabas na kahit hindi na Filipino Citizen ang RESP, makakakuha pa rin siya ng PRC License dahil Philippine Birth Cert lang ang pinakita niya.
Write this in your NOTES. Napakaraming CPE Provider and Lawyers and even PRC ang hindi alam etong rule na eto on Citizenship Determination. Sa FREE COACHING lang ng yours truly ninyo matutunan eto.
This lesson is very useful kasi Filipino Citizenship is a material factor in determining who are allowed to own land in the Philippines. Material din eto sa RESP registration and licensing that is restricted only to Filipino Citizenship. Pag dinaanan ng Integrity Review yang mga na-issue ng PRB-RES na mga license, sigurado merong sasablay dyan na ma-cancel ang registration.