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  1. Citizenship or Not

    That is not what JJ was saying. The Filipina, as either citizen or former Philippine citizen (Balikbayan), would be listed as the owner and married to "John Doe a USA citizen") or whatever name and country of the spouse.
  2. Citizenship or Not

    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html Red high lite added by me. Dual Nationality Section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “the term ‘national of the United States’ means (A) a citizen of the United States, or (B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States.” Therefore, U.S. citizens are also U.S. nationals. Non-citizen nationality status refers only individuals who were born either in American Samoa or on Swains Island to parents who are not citizens of the United States. The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a national of two countries at the same time. Each country has its own nationality laws based on its own policy. Persons may have dual nationality by automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice. For example, a child born in a foreign country to U.S. national parents may be both a U.S. national and a national of the country of birth. Or, an individual having one nationality at birth may naturalize at a later date in another country and become a dual national. U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A U.S. citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her U.S. citizenship. However, persons who acquire a foreign nationality after age 18 by applying for it may relinquish their U.S. nationality if they wish to do so. In order to relinquish U.S. nationality by virtue of naturalization as a citizen of a foreign state, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign nationality voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. nationality. Intent may be shown by the person’s statements and conduct. Dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, and either country has the right to enforce its laws. It is important to note the problems attendant to dual nationality. Claims of other countries upon U.S. dual-nationals often place them in situations where their obligations to one country are in conflict with the laws of the other. In addition, their dual nationality may hamper efforts of the U.S. Government to provide consular protection to them when they are abroad, especially when they are in the country of their second nationality. U.S. nationals, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. Dual nationals may also be required by the foreign country to use its passport to enter and leave that country. Use of the foreign passport to travel to or from a country other than the United States is not inconsistent with U.S. law.
  3. Any Filipino Restaurants In San Diego?

    Jake's house?
  4. Citizenship or Not

    Your wife can become a USA citizen and then "reacquire" her Filipino citizenship. She can do the re-acquisition in the USA or here in the Philippines. She will then be a dual citizen and have the full benefits/rights of both countries. Curious as to your comment on the US frowning on dual citizenship.
  5. Tough decision

    40 ? , where in the Philippines are you headed? A nice 32 and a light breeze here in Moalboal. Fours plus years now, snow and freezing weather is just a distant memory. Although I do remember one bitter winter, in Yakima Washington, when it stayed below -18C for 30 days and on many nights reached a low of -30C. That was the month that everyone brought in the brass monkeys.
  6. Maid to order, but double ordered!

    Sage advice, I would do the very same! Even better is she is "stocky" and built for hard work.
  7. The other half

    We live in the wife's home town. Both parents, two siblings and their families, still live here. I really do have mixed feelings. On the one hand I have grown very fond of the extended family. On the other hand I feel that the family has taken advantage of my wife. This really came to head a few months back. Both parents are elderly and we were having to pay caretakers 24 by 7 to help them. I finally had enough and told my wife that I realized her siblings have little or no money and I could understand why they could not help with the expense. What really pissed me off was they would never come over to help with house keeping, cleaning, cooking, etc. The only time they seemed to visit was if they were looking for a free meal. Apparently the message reached the family because the siblings now take turns helping out and even spending the night. The house is cleaner and the parents and my wife are now happier with the new arrangement and schedule. I think your Emma may be exaggerating just a little with the language thing. That being said, family bonds among Filipinos are incredibly strong. I would suggest you and Emma have a long and serious talk about your respective expectations and concerns. The best time to reach agreement on where to live and how much help to give is before you move, not after. Just my own opinion of course.
  8. Shopping and more shopping

    Women "shop", men "buy". Unless of course you are in a well stocked hardware store! Love that "new tool" smell.
  9. deportation of foreigners

    They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and I would agree in this case. I see someone who is so damn arrogant that he continues to drink while being questioned by a uniformed law enforcement officer. If he has no respect for the officer he was almost certainly acting like a privileged prick. I hope that he and others who act the same will be deported and black listed. You want to act like an @sshole, do it in your home country. As far as dogs go, just pretend to pick up a rock like the locals do and the dogs will take off in the other direction. I have done this on rare occasion when walking my own dogs and another dog will act aggressive. When walking alone I have never been bothered by any of the local dogs.
  10. Reading that made my head hurt.
  11. But at least it is not here.
  12. Divisoria Manila

    I have a panic reaction if I get squeezed in with people. Nothing that I can control and one I actually bulldozed by way out a situation. So I appreciate the OP post and will be staying away.
  13. That would be a whole new level of "rug burn".
  14. Postal Service

    There is a reason that electric and water bills are delivered by hand in the Philippines.
  15. All you can eat buffet.

    Did not care for them in the USA, and care for them even less here because . . . . on a visit to Cebu several years back we took some of the relatives to an "all you can choke down without getting sick" in Cebu City. I was already eating as a tour bus arrived and a large group of Korean tourists poured out and descended like a flock of seagulls on the buffet line. I noticed one of the men standing in front of the buffet, maybe deciding what to eat? Suddenly he took a deep breath, leaned forward, and sneezed. There were no sneeze shields over the food, he did not turn his head, cover his mouth, or back away, nothing. I could actually see a fine spray as it arched out over the food. That my friends is an image that will remain indelibly etched on my memory for a LONG time.