No allegiance with US: Mahal ko ang Pilipinas! - Gabby Lopez

No allegiance with US: Mahal ko ang Pilipinas! - Gabby Lopez

ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III was also present in the continuing joint congressional inquiry of the House committee on legislative franchise and of good government and public accountability and he gave the statement that he has no love for the United States of America (USA) despite enjoying the very peculiar situation of being both a citizen of the US (because of the Jus Soli principle) and that of the Philippines (because of his parents being Filipinos).

Such statement was given by the ABS-CBN chairman despite having and holding a US passport.

Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta (1-SAGIP) asked Lopez the question which side will he chose if the country declares war against the United States of America, Lopez readily said he would align himself with the flag of his parents which are both Filipino citizens.
ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III
(screengrabbed from TV Patrol)
“I am a Filipino your honor, I would take the side of the Philippines,” Lopez’s response to Marcoleta’s query.

In last week joint hearing Gabby Lopez said “I would give up my US citizenship in a minute,” when asked if he knew that his US citizenship will be a conflict of interest the moment he assumed the chairmanship of ABS-CBN from his father in 1996.

“Are we going to say na hindi niyo mahal ang Amerika?” was asked by Kabayan Party-list Rep. Ron Salo asked the ABS-CBN chairman whether or not he also loves being an American citizen by the fact that he used his US passport 316 times as per records of Bureau of Immigration (BI) from 1993 up to present—191 times since 2002, a year after he was first given a Philippine passport by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

“Hindi po, mahal ko ang Pilipinas,” Lopez told Salo.

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