I saw your report on the transgender woman attempting to obtain dual citizenship. I represent the LGBT community, and especially the trans community on this issue. In the US, a trans individual is able to change his or her birth certificate with the local registrar’s office. Unfortunately, for immigrant Filipinos, this is not possible even with a US court order stating the change of gender and name as the Philippine government does not recognize the transgender community. The temporary solution Azucena is recommending is not sufficient. Transgender individuals would like to be recognized as the gender they believed they were born to be and having her passport state male is not acceptable. The Philippine congress would need to legislate on the issue providing the right to our transgender brother and sisters to be recognized as the gender they are.