Basel Manadil, isiniwalat na naging “Filipino citizen” na ito mula pa noong 2019: “I am considered Filipino!”

Basel Manadil, isiniwalat na naging “Filipino citizen” na ito mula pa noong 2019: “I am considered Filipino!”

- Popular vlogger Basel Manadil claims he is a Filipino citizen and has been such since 2019

- In his latest vlog entry on his YouTube channel, ‘The Hungry Syrian Wanderer,’ Basel showed what appears to be a Philippine passport with his photo and name appearing on it

- The vlogger said that he had the passport since 2019, indicating that he got his ‘Filipino citizenship’ during that time or earlier than that

- Under the 1987 Philippine Constitution, foreigners can acquire ‘Filipino citizenship’ through naturalization, which is subject to several strict preconditions

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Popular vlogger Basel Manadil claimed in a recent vlog entry that he has acquired Philippine citizenship, which he said earned him the privilege to call himself a Filipino.

Basel Manadil, isiniwalat na naging “Filipino citizen” daw ito mula pa noong 2019: “I am considered Filipino!”
Photo: Basel Manadil (@thehungrysyrianwanderer)
Source: Instagram

The host of The Hungry Syrian Wanderer said that ever since he came to the Philippines, he already fell in love with the country.

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Basel uploaded the post in time for the celebration of the Philippine Independence day on June 12.

Perhaps in an attempt to drive the message in, the popular vlogger wore a barong Tagalog when he made the announcement.

He then showed what appeared to be a Philippine passport with his name on it, and then Basel said he is now considered a Filipino.

“Look at this. Filipino 'yan, mga tao. You see, kalbo ako diyan. So, I have had this since 2019 and this is the first time I ever talked about it,” Basel said.

The vlogger then revealed he already had the Philippine passport since 2019 but did not immediately show it because he wanted to have that moment for himself.

“When I had this more than two years ago, I wanted to have that moment for myself. I am considered Filipino and my blood is Filipino Plus. So, hindi tayo negative mga tao. It’s a plus,” Basel said.

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Under the 1987 Philippine Constitution, while Filipino citizenship is founded on the principle of ‘jus sanguinis,’ meaning it should be based on blood relationship with parents, it also provides a path for foreigners to acquire one.

This path, however, has strict preconditions for foreigners, among these is that he or she must be born, studied, and lived in the Philippines since birth.

He or she must also be 18 years of age upon filing the petition for naturalization.

Since The Hungry Syrian Wanderer's parents were both Syrians, it can be assumed he took the naturalization path provided for complete foreigners.

Basel, however, did not elaborate nor went into details of how he was able to get a Philippine passport or what path he took that allowed him to acquire Filipino citizenship.

He was just happy that he can call himself Filipino living in a country that he has learned to love.

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“I am no bird, but I am a free human being with an independent will. Thank you Philippines for having me. I am happy to celebrate Independence Day mga Kababayan, mga tao,” Basel said.

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Basel Manadil, more popularly known as The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, is a famous vlogger and content creator who would oftentimes present positive vlogs about the Philippines. He is also known to help Filipinos, particularly those who fell victim to natural disasters. Basel was born on November 11, 1993 in Homs, Syria to a Syrian father and mother. In 2013, a civil war broke out in Syria, forcing Basel and his parents to evacuate individually. His parents and sister settled in Lebanon while Basel chose to flee to the Philippines, where he studied and graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Perpetual Help. In 2016, he set up his YouTube channel and soon, increased his subscriber base to more than 4 million.

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Basel is so popular that many netizens would immediately notice if he becomes absent or fails to upload a new video in a week. About a month ago, The Hungry Syrian Wanderer was forced to explain why he did not make a new vlog. He narrated the reasons why he became absent and also explained why he lost weight.

More recently, Basel went back to the gasoline station where he met the now 70-year-old gasoline man he helped before. When he arrived at the gas station, he saw that the man still wore the shades he gave him. The elderly gasoline man immediately recognized Basel and once again, The Hungry Syrian Wanderer handed him some money.

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