Mahihirapang maging politiko! Duterte reveals Kitty an American citizen
It looks like President Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest child, Veronica or Kitty, will have citizenship hurdles to overcome if ever she wants to follow in his footsteps and become a politiko.
In a speech before the Filipino community in Myanmar Sunday (March 19), Duterte revealed that Kitty is an American citizen.
“Iyong anak ko sa second wife ko na — Amerikana ‘yan kasi citizen. Filipino ‘yung itsura pero doon ipinanganak ‘yon,” he said.
Kitty’s mother, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, worked as a nurse in the US before returning to the Philippines.
Under the 1987 Constitution, anyone running for a local elective office in the Philippines must be a Filipino citizen.
Meanwhile, those running for president, vice president, senator or congressman must be a natural born Filipino.