A total of 25 Chinese were arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for illegally engaging in retail trade in Baclaran, Parañaque—they were found to have no proper working documents.
BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison said that the arrest of the aliens came after they received complaints that the foreigners are into buy and sell at the Baclaran shopping mall, and are “mocking Philippine laws.”
Mison added that other three Chinese have undergone passport verification at the BI office in Manila.
“The bureau conducted the operation to implement immigration laws of the country, which has been violated and disrespected by several illegals,” Mison said.
The arrest of the Chinese national was the fruit of the coordination of the Southern Police District, National Capital Region Police Office, and the BI, based on the mission order dated January 14.
Among the Chinese arrested are Wang Minghai, She Wen Wei, Chai Shanshan, Shi Aizhu, Zhan Sisi,Ke Wuyan, Shi Ling Rong,Xu Qui Lin, Chun Li Shi, Chen Rongxing,Lin Jintang,Shi Hong Yao,Chen Ziwei, WuHuati, XiaoChang Cheng, Ke Eifen, Yang Zhi Tuo,Yao Li Qing, Chen Qing Zhen, Reyes Chua, Xu Xiuqi, and Zeng Hualang.
Meanwhile, BI acting intelligence division chief Jose Carlitos Licas revealed that of the 28 Chinese, 16 of them had violated the limitations and conditions of their admission for engaging into gainful occupation without proper working permits.
As of press time, the arrested 25 foreigners were brought to the BI field command post for temporary holding.
On the other hand, Mison assured the public that the P601-million for the 2014 budget of the bureau will allow them to “vastly improve” their services to the nationals and tourists particularly to their measures and programs that will “change the bureau’s image.”
Robertzon F. Ramirez