MANILA, Philippines — Former four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. reacquired his Filipino citizenship on Monday at Romulo Corridor of the Philippine Consulate Normal in San Francisco.
The Filipino Flash, an American citizen whose paternal grandfather was born in Hawaii, turned a twin citizen underneath Republic Act No. 9225 after taking his Oath of Allegiance along with his spouse Rachel and their two sons.
“I’m very proud and entire now that I’ve my Philippine citizenship. Being Bohol-Born, for years I’ve tried to get my citizenship however I used to be at all times lacking a paper,” Donaire instructed PCG San Francisco.
“With my mother’s assist, I used to be capable of full my bundle of necessities for me to get my Philippine citizenship right here on the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. Apart from having the ability to give delight to my roots, my citizenship will permit me to remain within the Philippines longer and create change and progress for Filipinos by way of economical, sociological, l and environmental tasks by way of motion.”
(1/2) World boxing champion and “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. turned a twin citizen underneath Republic Act No. 9225 after taking his Oath of Allegiance on the Philippine Consulate Normal in San Francisco on 14 August 2023. He was accompanied by his spouse Rachel and pic.twitter.com/E8Eg82wEbS
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The Donaire household took the oath in entrance of Deputy Consul Normal Raquel Solano, Consul Jed Llona, Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil, and Vice Consul Adrian Baccay.
Based on the DFA, Donaires’ sons have additionally grow to be twin residents as his derivatives.
Donaire and his spouse bared their social initiatives within the Philippines, together with constructing typhoon-resilient properties, setting-up sustainable waste administration programs, and putting in water filtration programs in rural communities.
The 40-year-old boxer final fought on July 29, shedding to Alexandro Santiago in 12 rounds by unanimous determination in Nevada.
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