BARRING any unexpected emergencies, this week is my penultimate column before I embark and relocate to Metro Manila for my retirement and/or continuation of my advertising for the Filipino Reporter, or may be joining the remnants of my classmates at San Beda Law School in a law office.

Before I relocate to Metro Manila, I would like to acknowledge several e-mails from my loyal readers which I set below.

On my column on the American Dream

I received the following e-mail from Mr. Nomer Obnamia:

Mr. Campo:

It’s about time someone in the Filipino community publicly declare that the American Dream applies only to native-born American citizens or legal residents of the United States, not to undocumented aliens.

Good for you!

Majority of Filipinos believe they have the right to violate the sovereign laws of another country for employment and economic opportunities.

Never mind the fact that every nation has the immigration laws.

The PH Government enforces the immigration laws and deport overstaying and undocumented aliens.

However, the same government encourages Filipinos to violate other nation’s immigration laws by not policing the exodus of Filipinos with questionable or fake documents.

Authorities in Manila know individuals and companies peddling illegal documents and false employment papers.

And the latest hero is this Filipino who grew up here in the U.S. under false papers is now justifying his right to be here because he grew up here.

He will establish a precedence and excuse that many people will use to claim citizenship.

I suggest that Filipinos in PH clean up their government and society so that their local economy will grow and provide the needed employment opportunities to our people.

Nomer Obnamia

Dual citizens and Philippine passport

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Just read your article on dual citizenship.

You mentioned that one has to apply for Philippine passport, etc.

I just got my dual citizenship and the deputy consul who sworn us said there is no need to have a Philippine passport but he advised that on arrival to the Philippines a dual should show the immigration the certificate of the retention of Philippine citizenship.

To stay forever in the Philippines no passport is needed.

In my column of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2011, I wrote the following:

According to the consular officer who briefed the dual citizens, the above three documents may not be sufficient to buy a one-way ticket to the Philippines.

He continued that it is the discretion of the airline whether it will accept the above documents for the purchase of a one-way ticket to the home country.

Hence, it is imperative that dual citizens apply for a Philippine passport.

Consular fee is $50.

Reader Terry Anderson sent in the following e-mail:

Tony, I am looking for a tax resolution/settlement company in the Denver area that does not charge an upfront fee or retainer fee.

Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you, Terrt Anderson.
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My comment: Most tax resolution/settlement companies are not reputable.

I do not know of any reputable companies in Denver.

From my friend Manny Caballero, I received a touching e-mail:

Hi Tony, I read in your latest column na uuwi ka na sa atin.

Sana ay magkita tayo bago ka umalis.

I wish you all the best.

Ipagdadasal ko sa Diyos ang iyong matahimik at comportableng retirement sa Pilipinas.

Mag-iiwan ka ng isang “Tony Campo history” sa kasaysayan ng mga Pinoys dito.

Ingat ka at God bless.


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