The Boston district court has granted Mr. Niel Llamanzares’ appeal to re-grant his wife, Sen. Grace Poe, her US citizenship less than a year after the latter lost her bid in Philippine presidential elections.
In a 27-page decision read by district court Secretary Atty. Amanda Gallagher, Poe’s denouncement of her American Citizenship eight months prior to presidential elections was not fully granted by circuit Judge Mathew Newman, so her US citizenship was not fully revoked. The decision said that Poe was technically an American citizen when she ran for president pending decision.
Llamanzares filed a motion for reconsideration after his wife lost in election in fear that his wife might get involved in any political turmoil under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Poe’s citizenship was a subject of several petitions against her during the campaign period. The cases were dismissed after the senator came in third behind Pres. Duterte and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.
Although petitions against Poe were not succeeded in court, her campaign was badly hurt by the issues surrounding her citizenship.
Sen. Poe is now officially holds dual citizenship after the Boston district court closed the decision.
Poe will remain a senator until her term concludes on 2019, but she cannot run any higher public office unless she fully denounces her US citizenship and the US court totally removes her from US census registry.
Mr. Llamanzares and their children are all American citizens and only Sen. Poe holds both Filipino and American citizenship. /Samantha Lopez/Disclaimer: Contributed articles does not reflect the view of Okd2.com. This website cannot guarantee the legitimacy of some of the information contributed to us. You may do additional research if you find some information doubtful. No part of this article maybe reproduced without permission from this website.