Originally Posted by 0n8n15t
With regard to becoming a Filipino citizen: You have to file a case in court to start the application process. A neighbour of mine has just spent two years, and countless Pesos, to become a Filipino citizen. He was successful, but now he has to endure a two year probation period before it is finalised.
This is not easily done. From what I've read, you have to continuously
reside in the Philippines for 10 years (5 if married to a Filipine citizen), if you leave for even one week the clock starts over. You also have to demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak one of the Philippine languages.