Petitioning the PH Department of Justice to revoke the dual citizenship of Maria Ressa

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Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been engaged in efforts to destabilize the Philippine government, and by extension, the Filipino people, claiming that her Press Freedom is being suppressed and that she is a victim of political harassment.

Ressa is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Philippines.

When Ressa took her oath of allegiance as part of the dual citizenship process, she swore to support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted authorities of the Philippines and to recognize and accept the supreme authority of the Philippines by maintaining true faith and allegiance thereto.

Ressa is facing legal troubles because of alleged violation of the Constitution, tax evasion, and the Cyber Libel law which are all in defiance of her oath of allegiance as a dual citizen.

We therefore petition the Philippine Department of Justice, through the Bureau of Immigration to conduct a formal review of Ms. Ressa’s activities which violate this oath.  If warranted, we urge that her dual citizenship under Republic Act No. 9225 be revoked.