Plea by south Korean to stop deportation denied by CA

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied a plea filed by a South Korean asking the tribunal stop summary deportation order against him. The CA’s Former Special 9th Division of Five, through Associate Justice Magdangal de Leon, denied Ku Ja Joon’s application for preliminary injunction impleading the Korean Embassy and the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation. Ja, one of the alleged contractors involved in the construction of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) Philippine Arena, is wanted for allegedly stealing around $200 million from his company in South Korea. He claims to be an INC member and supposed to be deported after he was arrested by immigration authorities. In rejecting Joon’s plea, the CA cited Section 10 of the Administrative Code of 1987, Book III, which states the President’s power to countermand decisions of the Board of Commissioners of the Bureau of Immigration. “There was no order by the President countermanding or reversing said orders within the 30-day period which expired on February 22, 2014. Consequently, the summary deportation order became final and executory on [even date.]” the CA said.

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