Catanduanes chief executive Joseph Cua of the ruling Liberal Party hasn't swam out of troubled waters after critics questioned his citizenship and the authenticity of his naturalization documents before the Bureau of Immigration in November 2012.
Complainant Larry Que asked the Immigration bureau to act on their complaint and if the evidence so warrants, to initiate proper deportation proceedings on Cua
"Governor Cua claims to be a naturalized Filipino citizen but this is not true.
However, respondent's surname was changed from Qua to Cua
, while his
mother's surname from Qua to Chua.
Both corrections were allegedly made upon order of the Municipal Registry of Calolbon, Catanduanes
, where the governor was born.
The governor claimed that he
is a naturalized Filipino citizen by derivative mode, since his
father was a naturalized Filipino citizen under Presidential Decree 836.
father's name is not included in the list of those granted Filipino citizenship under the said law.