MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Following a petition online to strip the CEO of Rappler, Maria Ressa of her Filipino Citizenship, if she does loose (sic) it, can I get hers?”
Thus started the petition of a British national, Malcolm Conlan, who says that being a Filipino at heart and at the same time being proud to be British, it has always been his ultimate dream to be able to call himself Filipino.
Immediately after Conlan’s petition to the Philippine government went live, hundreds of foreigners sent the Bureau of Immigration a similar request.
Today, the Bureau set up a waitlist. Should Ressa’s dual citizenship be revoked, it said it will raffle it off to those in the waitlist.
May the best man or woman win!