Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Consequences of using a US passport

In Arnado v. COMELEC,[1] the Supreme Court held that an affidavit of renunciation of foreign citizenship is deemed withdrawn when a candidate uses a US passport after executing the affidavit. The candidate is disqualified from running for local office and a landslide victory cannot override the eligibility requirements.

[1] G.R. No. 210164, August 18, 2015.

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