Apparently, there are a number of aliens (as in, migrants TO the Philippines) who wish to embrace the Philippines as their country of citizenship. Pakistanis, Indians, Hong Kong residents and other nationals (even some Americans) pledged their allegiance to the Philippines at the last amnesty call a few years ago (and no, I’m not talking about the rebel amnesty program). Because there won’t be an amnestry invitation anytime soon, how does a foreign national become a Filipino citizen? Three ways, according to ManilaTimes.net:
The courts. Administrative proceedings apply to native-born persons of foreign parents; judicial proceedings are for foreigners who immigrated to the Philippines and have married a Filipino.
The Office of the Solicitor General. The OSG has the authority to review petitions for naturalization, and to approve or disapprove them. A unanimous vote on either action is required.The processing fee is P40,000. The petition also declares that the applicant shall not be a public charge, that he is serious about getting Filipino citizenship and shall renounce loyalty to the country he was a former subject of.
An act of Congress. Immigrants who have made significant contributions to Philippine society may also be sponsored by a congressman or senator for naturalization.