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Philippine Supreme Court: Foundlings are Natural Born Citizens; May Run for President

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law On March 8, 2016, the Philippine Supreme Court promulgated a landmark decision holding that Senator Grace Poe, a foundling, is a natural born citizen and eligible to run for President in the May 2016 national elections. Poe had been naturalized as a citizen of the United States

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Published on March 16, 2016
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Citizenship Issues and the Presidential Elections in the Philippines

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law There is an issue shadowing the presidential elections in the Philippines in May 2016. The leading candidate is Senator Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares. Senator Poe (she does not use her husband’s name) was the daughter of movie royalty but she stayed out of the limelight for most

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Published on December 2, 2015
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