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Immigration case filed vs Poe husband

/ 07:18 PM April 25, 2016
Neil Llamanzares Grace Poe Susan Roces

Sen. Poe with Susan Roces, husband Neil Llamanzares singing national anthem in UP Bahay Alumni.
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Former Senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad on Monday asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to conduct an investigation against Teodoro Daniel Misael Llamanzares, husband of presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe to determine if he is illegally staying in the country.

Llamanzares, based on the complaint filed by Tatad, through counsel Atty. Manuelito Luna was born in the US to Filipino parents. He joined the US Air Force from 1988 to 1992. He also worked for Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from November 2004 to April 2006 as an Area Manager/Systems Architect who worked on the highly sensitive and classified information systems of the US Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program. Because SAIC was the major contractor of the US intelligence agencies, he was also assigned to the US intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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He arrived in the country in 2006 and started working for San Miguel Corp.

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Tatad said Poe applied for dual citizenship for herself and her children only.

Tatad said sources from the BI showed that there is no pending applications for Llamanzares’ change in citizenship.

“In fact, he is not even officially recognized by the BI as a dual citizen…To immigration authorities, he is still officially just a US citizen,” the complaint stated.

The complaint further stated that Poe’s husband also has no necessary permit allowing him to work in the country.

Under the law, Tatad explained that a foreigner who wants to work in the Philippines must secure a work visa from the BI.

Tatad insisted that Llamanzares should have applied with the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the BI.

“But he never did as revealed by the BI sources who said that he has no pending applications with the Bureau…,” Tatad said.

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Tatad clarified that they are not yet seeking the deportation of Llamanzares. He said they only want to be clarified of the matter.

During the third and last presidential debate, Poe said her husband has renounced his US citizenship.

READ: Poe says husband already  renounced his US citizenship

Her husband renounced his citizenship last April 7 before Carlos Alan Tañada Yam, chairman of Barangay (village) Greenhills in San Juan. RAM

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