Major Tom Posted March 11 Posted March 11 (edited) House grants Filipino citizenship to Canadian vlogger Kyle Douglas Jennermann for highlighting PH scenic spots Published March 01, 2023 11:28 AMBy GMA Integrated News The House of Representatives has approved a bill granting Filipino citizenship to Canadian video blogger Kyle Douglas Jennermann on third and final reading. House Bill 7185, which granted Jennermann the Filipino citizenship, garnered 244 "yes" votes, zero "no "votes, and one abstention. Laguna Representative Marlyn Alonte, the author of the measure, said Jennerman, nicknamed Kulas, lived with the purpose of introducing the Philippines to the rest of the world through his Youtube channel called Becoming Filipino. “Through time, effort, and his love for the country (Philippines), he has become an internet sensation with close to a million subscribers. Through his vlogs, he has created and published thousands of video content showcasing his real-life interactions and connections with the Filipino people and their culture all throughout his eight years of immersive travel across 80 of the country’s 81 provinces,” Alonte said in her explanatory note. “In view of Kyle Jennermann's contributions to the promotion of Filipino culture and identity to the rest of the world, the immediate approval of this bill is earnestly sought,” Alonte added. Alonte’s bill will also have to hurdle Senate approval before it is signed into law by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. Please note: Unlike my homeland (USA) where Filipinos can keep their Filipino citizenship when they become USA citizens through naturalization, the Philippines requires people to renounce their other citizenship(s). There are also other countries that allow multiple citizenships but not the Philippines. https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/travel/862398/house-grants-filipino-citizenship-to-canadian-vlogger-kyle-douglas-jennermann-for-highlighting-ph-scenic/story/?amp Edited March 11 by Major Tom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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