Photo Release
November 8, 2005

DUAL CITIZENSHIP ACT : Senate President Franklin M. Drilon hands a copy of the Bureau of Immigration memorandum circular liberalizing the requirements for reacquiring Filipino citizenship to Chair of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations Loida Nicolas Lewis at the Senate Ceremonial Hall. Upon the strong representation of Drilon, the BI relaxed the implementing guidelines of the Dual Citizenship Act to address the complaints of Filipino-Americans claiming the process to be too tedious. Joining Lewis in thanking the Senate President is Undersecretary of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas Jose Molano Jr. (Senate Photo by Joseph Vidal, PRIB)