10 March 2014

Andray Blatche is Now a Pinoy

Andray Blatche
Yes, we have a brand new Filipino.

"On Wednesday, Mar 5, the House Committee on Justice approved the granting of Filipino citizenship to American professional basketball player Andray Blatche," reports Ben Rosario on Manila Bulletin Online.

The bill for Blatche's naturalization, HB 3784, was authored by Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno.

According to the report, Blatche "is expected to reinforce the Philippine national team in seeking the 2014 FIBA World Basketball championship in Spain this August." *Blatche is currently playing for NBA championship contender Brooklyn Nets.

The report explained: "FIBA rules allow participating countries to field a naturalized player in the competition provided that the roster of players is submitted by June 30, or about two months before the actual competition in Spain."

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