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pachador
02-16-2009, 12:49 AM
The SBP should ask FIBA about this new ruling, because this will allow us to look for more fil-foreigners, and we might be able to benefit from this ruling as well:

from Puerto Rico thread in interbasket.net:
FIBA allow grandsons to play for Puerto Rico

Inmediate effect...
Jeff Aubry, Keenan Jourdon, Jesse Pellot Rosa, Kevin Hamilton, Donald Copeland, Alphonso Dyer, Darnell Hinson, Nathan Peavy and others are allowed to play for the island.


Khalid80 posted:
By grandsons do u mean that if a player's grandfather is originally Puerto Rican then he's allowed to play on the NT even if he has another nationality?

PRSURF posted:
Yep, but the majority of puertorrican grandsons come from usa, so no problem with that.

nardy
02-16-2009, 10:48 AM
The SBP should ask FIBA about this new ruling, because this will allow us to look for more fil-foreigners, and we might be able to benefit from this ruling as well:

from Puerto Rico thread in interbasket.net:
FIBA allow grandsons to play for Puerto Rico

Inmediate effect...
Jeff Aubry, Keenan Jourdon, Jesse Pellot Rosa, Kevin Hamilton, Donald Copeland, Alphonso Dyer, Darnell Hinson, Nathan Peavy and others are allowed to play for the island.


Khalid80 posted:
By grandsons do u mean that if a player's grandfather is originally Puerto Rican then he's allowed to play on the NT even if he has another nationality?

PRSURF posted:
Yep, but the majority of puertorrican grandsons come from usa, so no problem with that.


the FIBA has to make different rules on citizenship with regards to Puerto Rico which is not a country but a territory of the United States. In 1917, the Jones-Shafroth Act granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship. All persons born in Puerto Rico after 1941 are consider natural-born citizens of the United States. Guam and Saipan like the Puerto Ricans are considered American Citizens. Hong Kong and Macau which are autonomous regions under China have also the same rules applied by FIBA.

The Citizenship rules of FIBA follows what is legally binding to a particular country. That means if the Philippine Congress does not amend our Citizenship laws, the grandsons of Filipino migrants are not considered Filipinos. It is upto our Congressmen and Senators to change our citizenship laws to make it more lax.