Filipinos get dual citizenship

PT       2002-10-23 
THE SENATE on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the bill granting Dual Citizenship and the Special Asset Management Companies Act (formerly SPAV).
With only opposition Sen. Rodolfo Biazon abstaining, the Senate approved Senate Bill 2130 that is expected to benefit the more than 1.7 million naturalized Filipinos in the United States alone.
"Once a Pinoy, always a proud Pinoy,'' declared principal author Senate President Franklin Drilon.
Under the new law, Filipinos who have already acquired foreign citizenship need only to present evidence that his or her father or mother is Filipino to be able to acquire dual citizenship.