TODAY is bittersweet for me.
I take my oath as a full fledged American citizen.
I swear to protect this country that has been my home for over a decade.
A country that is truly good to me and all its citizens. A country that truly cares for its people — exists for its people, governed by its people, and created by its people. A country that generates much admiration and draws criticism at the same time. After all, “no one ever kicks a dead dog” per Dale Carnegie (unless you are sick in the head!).
However, I will never forget my roots — my Filipino citizenship. I will always be involved and concerned with the state of affairs in the Philippines, its people — my people.
I will be a dual citizen, so help me God.