- The local government of Manila has taken several actions against the people behind the hair product that labeled Manila as a province of China
- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno requested for the deportation of the Chinese nationals behind this
- He also asked the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the possible violations
- Mayor Isko also said that he will not let the issue pass amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Mayor Isko Moreno requested for the deportation of two Chinese nationals who are behind the products that labeled Manila as a province of China.
KAMI learned that the Manila Mayor denounced the tag that the capital city is part of China.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Mayor Isko said that two stores and two stalls in Manila were shut down by the local government after its hair product listed its address in “Manila, Province of China.”
“An examination of the registration papers of EFBPI reveals that two (2) Chinese nationals are its incorporators namely, Shi Zhong Xing and Shi Li Li. Being incorporators, and in effect owners of the corporation, the should be held responsible for the violations committed by EFBI,” Mayor Isko wrote.
“Their utter disrespect to the country as shown by the violations of EFBPI should not be countenanced. We cannot let these foreign nationals insult our nation and our people,” he added.
The Manila Mayor also said that they are willing to submit necessary documents to process the deportation case.
“In view of the foregoing, we are requesting that deportation proceedings be initiated against Shi Zhong Xing and Shi Li Li,” he said.
In a Facebook post by News5, Mayor Isko said that he will not dismiss the issue even if there is a COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
“Kahit nasa gitna tayo ng pandemya, hindi ko palalagpasin ang isyu ng panghihimasok sa ating soberanya,” he said.
As reported by CNN Philippines, Mayor Isko asked the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the possible violations regarding this matter.
The case stemmed from a post of a netizen who shared a photo of a certain hair product that mentioned in its address that Manila is a province of China.
PBA Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles said that the incident should be investigated. However, the Palace said that it was just a “kalokohan.”
After the Palace made its statement, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the closure of establishments that were selling the said hair product.
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