CSC gives gov't employees until March 23 to renounce foreign citizenships

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 22 2017 08:26 PM

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is giving government employees with dual citizenship until Thursday to renounce their foreign citizenship, or have their appointments revoked.

This was in compliance with a memo issued in September last year that incumbent employees with foreign citizenship who fail to meet the deadline would have the approval or validation of their appointments recalled, said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala in a statement.

However, she clarified that those born to Filipino parents in states that follow the principle of "right of blood" and acquired foreign citizenship by birth are not required to renounce their citizenship.

The CSC issued its policy on dual citizenship in accordance with the Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003.