Brownlee nears Filipino citizenship as House OKs naturalization bill on 2nd reading

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Justin Brownlee STORY: Brownlee nears Filipino citizenship as House OKs naturalization bill on 2nd reading

American basketball player Justin Brownlee attended a hearing on his naturalization conducted by the House Committee on Justice and Human on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Photo from the Sesnate Public Relations and Information Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — Well-loved Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import Justin Brownlee is closer to getting his Filipino citizenship as the House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill calling for his naturalization.

During Wednesday’s session, House Bill No. 6224 was approved via viva voce, with none voting against it.

The bill was a substitute for House Bill No. 825 by 1-Pacman party-list Rep. Michael Romero and House Bill No. 6071 by Parañaque 2nd District Rep. Gus Tambunting.

Romero, who sponsored the bill, mentioned how Brownlee had been a highly-regarded figure not only in the Philippine Basketball Association, where he plays, but…

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