Neil Ilmanzares was a part of the US Air Force from 1988 to 1992.
This was the information that Grace Poe divulged to the public in Thursday, April 7 after she was forced to respond to an false report in Catarman, Northern Samar.
This is Poe's first mention of her husband's US military stint since she declared her plans to run for president and throughout the past months that her citizenship was questioned before various bodies.
It's a non-issue, she said.
“Hindi Army, (US) Air Force at hindi rin naman ‘yan itinatago. Hindi ko alam ba’t issue ‘yan. Unang-una, ang asawa ko ay natural born,” Poe said in a chance interview.
(Not Army. He was a (US) Air Force and we are not hiding that. I don't know why it is an issue. First of all, my husband is a natural born Filipino.)
Rappler's online check of US military personnel data showed that Llamanzares is listed as a "veteran" from the state of Virginia with a pay grade of E-4
photo from presidentiables.ph