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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:19 pm 
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Gotta take it with a grain of salt obviously Red Tape is everywhere in the PH gov't.. Smh

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:21 pm 
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History and Facts Surrounding Bruce McTavish Application to become Filipino Citizens:

Boxing referee and philanthropist Bruce McTavish sometimes wishes he’s a 6-10 basketball player who looks like either Andray Blatche or Marcus Douthit. Unfortunately, he’s not and that’s why it’s taking nearly forever for him to be naturalized as a Filipino citizen.
McTavish, 74, has been a Philippine resident since Feb. 12, 1967 – exactly, 48 years ago to the day. He’s been married 37 years to Filipina Carmen Tayag who comes from a well-known family in Pampanga. His wife’s father Renato was a brilliant lawyer and his brother-in-law is Claude Tayag, the internationally-acclaimed chef.
Believe it or not, McTavish has been desperately trying to gain Filipino citizenship for years – quite a departure from the norm as hundreds, if not thousands, of Filipinos can’t wait to become citizens of other countries. But he just can’t seem to get Congress to approve it.
In 2010, Rep. Carmelo Lazatin filed House Bill No. 1445 endorsing McTavish’s application for citizenship by naturalization through legislation. The bill was referred to the Committee on Justice which later approved it with amendments. Somehow, McTavish never got to be naturalized and a new Congress was elected.
Last year, Rep. Yeng Guiao filed House Bill No. 2343 re-endorsing McTavish’s re-application. McTavish’s application was submitted to the Committee on Justice on the same day that Blatche’s case was taken up. Since McTavish’s first application, Douthit and Blatche have been naturalized. McTavish remains a foreigner in the country that has been his home for close to 50 years.
“I don’t mean to put down Douthit or Blatche,” said McTavish. “I’m a big fan of basketball and I’m a fan of both Douthit and Blatche. But do I have to be a 6-10 basketball player to be naturalized?” McTavish, by the way, was an amateur boxer and basketball player in New Zealand, where he was born. He compiled an amateur record of 31-2 before hanging up his gloves to earn an economics degree from Auckland University. Douthit and Blatche were naturalized within months of their application.
McTavish said Guiao phoned last week to explain what’s taking the naturalization process so long. “Yeng’s a dear friend from way back,” said McTavish. “I knew his late father Bren. I know Yeng is doing his best and he’s been very helpful. I think Pampanga is fortunate that we have a Congressman like Yeng. He told me the reason why my application hasn’t been acted on is because of a backlog. Apparently, there were others who applied before me and their papers are still being processed.”
McTavish said while he still carries a New Zealand passport, people around the world recognize him as a Filipino. When he lectures on the rules of boxing in world conventions, McTavish is introduced as a Filipino. When he is nominated to work a fight involving a Filipino, he is not considered as coming from a “neutral” country because he is known as a Filipino. As far as McTavish is concerned, his heart is pure Filipino. The only thing missing is his Filipino passport.
At the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney last year, McTavish was introduced before an audience of over 18,000 as a Rotarian from the Philippines, not from New Zealand. “I was so proud to represent the Philippines in the convention,” he said. “My Rotary Club of Mabalacat was recognized during the convention for launching the world’s first Polio Plus project in 1983, our campaign to fight polio. Today, polio has been eradicated in 99.6 percent of the world and it all began with our Polio Plus project.”
As I mentioned in a previous column, McTavish has lived the best years of his life in the country with absolutely no regrets. He has embraced the Philippines like a native-born Filipino and that’s why he’s yearning for naturalization. McTavish has given much honor to the country not only as a boxing referee with over 150 world title fights in his resume but also as an advocate of social causes. He’s also in the history books as the first non-Filipino director of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the first non-Filipino president of the St. James Cursillo and the first non-Filipino president of the Rotary Clubs of Mabalacat and Clark Centennial. McTavish is particularly proud of his projects for streetkids, providing scholarships for their education and opportunities to play competitive sports. He has been involved in promoting rugby league and Pony baseball competitions for children as his way of using sports to keep kids out of drugs, trouble and mischief.
More than his boxing credentials, McTavish is well-loved in Angeles City for his philanthropy and social projects to look after streetchildren, the underprivileged and orphans. McTavish and his wife Carmen are blessed with two children, Jean and Michelle, and three grandchildren. His son-in-law is triathlete Michael Angelo Mandap.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:30 pm 
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History and Facts Surrounding Bruce McTavish Application to become Filipino Citizens:

Boxing referee and philanthropist Bruce McTavish sometimes wishes he’s a 6-10 basketball player who looks like either Andray Blatche or Marcus Douthit. Unfortunately, he’s not and that’s why it’s taking nearly forever for him to be naturalized as a Filipino citizen.
McTavish, 74, has been a Philippine resident since Feb. 12, 1967 – exactly, 48 years ago to the day. He’s been married 37 years to Filipina Carmen Tayag who comes from a well-known family in Pampanga. His wife’s father Renato was a brilliant lawyer and his brother-in-law is Claude Tayag, the internationally-acclaimed chef.
Believe it or not, McTavish has been desperately trying to gain Filipino citizenship for years – quite a departure from the norm as hundreds, if not thousands, of Filipinos can’t wait to become citizens of other countries. But he just can’t seem to get Congress to approve it.
In 2010, Rep. Carmelo Lazatin filed House Bill No. 1445 endorsing McTavish’s application for citizenship by naturalization through legislation. The bill was referred to the Committee on Justice which later approved it with amendments. Somehow, McTavish never got to be naturalized and a new Congress was elected.
Last year, Rep. Yeng Guiao filed House Bill No. 2343 re-endorsing McTavish’s re-application. McTavish’s application was submitted to the Committee on Justice on the same day that Blatche’s case was taken up. Since McTavish’s first application, Douthit and Blatche have been naturalized. McTavish remains a foreigner in the country that has been his home for close to 50 years.
“I don’t mean to put down Douthit or Blatche,” said McTavish. “I’m a big fan of basketball and I’m a fan of both Douthit and Blatche. But do I have to be a 6-10 basketball player to be naturalized?” McTavish, by the way, was an amateur boxer and basketball player in New Zealand, where he was born. He compiled an amateur record of 31-2 before hanging up his gloves to earn an economics degree from Auckland University. Douthit and Blatche were naturalized within months of their application.
McTavish said Guiao phoned last week to explain what’s taking the naturalization process so long. “Yeng’s a dear friend from way back,” said McTavish. “I knew his late father Bren. I know Yeng is doing his best and he’s been very helpful. I think Pampanga is fortunate that we have a Congressman like Yeng. He told me the reason why my application hasn’t been acted on is because of a backlog. Apparently, there were others who applied before me and their papers are still being processed.”
McTavish said while he still carries a New Zealand passport, people around the world recognize him as a Filipino. When he lectures on the rules of boxing in world conventions, McTavish is introduced as a Filipino. When he is nominated to work a fight involving a Filipino, he is not considered as coming from a “neutral” country because he is known as a Filipino. As far as McTavish is concerned, his heart is pure Filipino. The only thing missing is his Filipino passport.
At the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney last year, McTavish was introduced before an audience of over 18,000 as a Rotarian from the Philippines, not from New Zealand. “I was so proud to represent the Philippines in the convention,” he said. “My Rotary Club of Mabalacat was recognized during the convention for launching the world’s first Polio Plus project in 1983, our campaign to fight polio. Today, polio has been eradicated in 99.6 percent of the world and it all began with our Polio Plus project.”
As I mentioned in a previous column, McTavish has lived the best years of his life in the country with absolutely no regrets. He has embraced the Philippines like a native-born Filipino and that’s why he’s yearning for naturalization. McTavish has given much honor to the country not only as a boxing referee with over 150 world title fights in his resume but also as an advocate of social causes. He’s also in the history books as the first non-Filipino director of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the first non-Filipino president of the St. James Cursillo and the first non-Filipino president of the Rotary Clubs of Mabalacat and Clark Centennial. McTavish is particularly proud of his projects for streetkids, providing scholarships for their education and opportunities to play competitive sports. He has been involved in promoting rugby league and Pony baseball competitions for children as his way of using sports to keep kids out of drugs, trouble and mischief.
More than his boxing credentials, McTavish is well-loved in Angeles City for his philanthropy and social projects to look after streetchildren, the underprivileged and orphans. McTavish and his wife Carmen are blessed with two children, Jean and Michelle, and three grandchildren. His son-in-law is triathlete Michael Angelo Mandap.



hay naku! "konti lang naman pala ang kanyang na contribute para sa bansang kanyang niyakap for almost half a century,". Buti sana kung basketbolista at half a year naturalized na sya.

"kunin na yan"!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:19 pm 
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backlog pala ang dahilan? :?: :?: :(

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:04 pm 
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so what do U expect from a backward system of dirty governance in Phils??
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daming dayuhan na hindi nman talaga qualified pero naging Filipino citizen.. punta ka lang Divisoria at Binondo. :lol:


if McTavish would apply to become a Russian instead.. he would been a citizen a long, long time ago.

Look at Roy Jones.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:05 pm 
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Mali ang naging backup ni McTavish... kung si MVP sana, ilang buwan lang yan Pinoy na yan Image


May kilala ako dito sa pacland, ayaw nya na maging isang Pinoy,,,,gusto nya maging true blue Pinay! :-D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:12 pm 
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am sure somebody is going to blame Pnoy for this!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:15 pm 
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hatapanghatao wrote:
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Wala kasing lagay si McTavish, walang laglag-lagay LOL. Pinas is still as corrupt as it can be, its cancer in most of infected pinoys of the past....sigh.


any proof na may nanghingi ng lagay?


bugoy, ikaw ang inosente. look. 13g visa hawak ko. apat na bwan ako pinabalikbalik sa immigration. one lawyer finally gave in and told me in my face that i pay 70k and i will be saved from all the troubles.

that was at the very start of daang matuwid. i myself had the experience and am telling you first hand regarding my case. don't trivialize things. we are a corrupt nation and someone talking daang matuwid causes me to have goose bumps.


ang tinatanong ko dyan yung case ni bruce mctavish... iyun kasi ang topic.... si bruce..

pwede kasing politically motivated yun...

yung kaso mo pwede mong irelate pero di pwedeng igeneralize...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:17 pm 
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its more fun na talaga.
puro lagay lagay at kotong sa bansang ito.
mapa BOC at NAIA airport :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:18 pm 
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hatapanghatao wrote:
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He needs to bribe some employees at the immigration. If he does that, I'm sure he will get his citizenship very soon.


iyo ngani noy.

trans.

indeed


hindi ho immigration ang naggragrant ng citizenship... court, osg at congress ang magbibigay o magaapprove nito...

pag apporved na at kumpleto, pinoprocess at iuupdate sa database ng BI be recognize as filipino...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:24 pm 
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masyadong straight ang prinsipyo nyan si mac tavish kaya di makakuha ng filipino citizenship
kung 70k petot lang ang katapat ng backlog na yan, imposibleng walang panlagay at di maaprubahan yan.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:28 pm 
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to be clear lang po... kahit milyon milyon pa ipamudmud mo sa immigration officer... di ka mabibigyan nyan ng original at official citizenship... bigyan ka nyan ng peke o kaya illegally obtained citizenship...

By Naturalization according to the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines is the judicial act of adopting a foreigner and clothing him with the privileges of a native-born citizen.

korte o kongreso lang po ang pwede...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:43 pm 
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huwag po tayong mag expect agad sa daang matuwid... lalo na nung kakaumpisa pa lang...

battle cry po iyan pero di po yan instant noodles na lagyan lang ng mainit ng tubig... makakain na...

it will take generation...i believe it takes three or more presidents pa iyan... baka longer pa...

kaya nga daan... they want to have us to take a path pero tayo tayo rin ang magtutuwid nyan...

and pnoy is not straight as we wish to be...


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so what do U expect from a backward system of dirty governance in Phils??
:lol:
daming dayuhan na hindi nman talaga qualified pero naging Filipino citizen.. punta ka lang Divisoria at Binondo. :lol:


if McTavish would apply to become a Russian instead.. he would been a citizen a long, long time ago.

Look at Roy Jones.

TANGA LANG ang nagsasabi na walang nangyayaring ganyan.


Baka TNT o fake ang papel nung mga sinasabi mong dayuhan. :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:15 pm 
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kuya_john wrote:
corkscrewpunch! wrote:
so what do U expect from a backward system of dirty governance in Phils??
:lol:
daming dayuhan na hindi nman talaga qualified pero naging Filipino citizen.. punta ka lang Divisoria at Binondo. :lol:


if McTavish would apply to become a Russian instead.. he would been a citizen a long, long time ago.

Look at Roy Jones.

TANGA LANG ang nagsasabi na walang nangyayaring ganyan.


Baka TNT o fake ang papel nung mga sinasabi mong dayuhan. :-)

sa lugar lang namin ang daming bumbay. baka tnt din ang mga ito

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