Congressmen File Bill To Naturalize Ginebra Import Justin Brownlee

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August 15, 2018 - House Bill No. 8106, also known as the "AN ACT GRANTING PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP TO MR. JUSTIN DONTA BROWNLEE" which was filed on Wednesday (8/15/18) by 1Pacman Party List Rep. Mikee Romero, Rep. Enrico Pineda, Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado and Masbate Representative Scott Davies Lañete to grant Filipino citizenship to the reigning 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import Justin Brownlee.

The 30-year old Justin Brownlee plans to make the Philippines his permanent home and wishes to play for the Philippine National basketball team.

The bill's explanatory note states that:

“(Brownlee) has brought enormous pride and joy to the Philippine Basketball Association as well as to all basketball enthusiasts in the country. He said he can have a house here just like Norman Black or other imports who have fallen in love with the Filipinos and the Philippines,"

“With a very decorated and illustrious career, he wishes to play for the Philippine national team. He also wants the Philippines to be his permanent home,"

"At present, he continues with his efficient sportive activities and is socially active through community service. Justin Donta Brownlee is dependable when it comes to helping Filipinos – a true mark of a Filipino spirit and character. His allegiance in this country is indubitable, his skills and competency in the field of basketball shall truly complement the entire nation."

For the bill to become a law, it needs to pass both houses of Congress according to

sources: | | @philipptionary

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