- 35 illegal Chinese workers were found in a construction site
- The Bureau of Immigration conducted a surveillance operation to confirm this
- BI will be working to deport these illegal aliens
About 35 illegal Chinese workers were found in a construction site in Parañaque City on Wednesday morning.
KAMI learned from ABS-CBN News that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) conducted a surveillance operation and they were able to confirm that the Chinese workers were illegal aliens.
"Isang linggo po 'yan minanmanan and na-confirm nga po na may mga illegal aliens na nag-tatrabaho ng construction," BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said.
Sandoval also mentioned that the illegal workers were not able to present proper documents and lied that they were just tourists. The Filipino owner of the company could also be held liable for this.
"They could be held liable po. We will be forwarding this to DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) itong mga pangalan ng mga kompanyang ito para ma-sanctionan," Sandoval said.
In a report by the Inquirer (author Faye Orellana), BI chief Jaime Morente said that they will be initiating the deportation of the illegal Chinese workers.
“We will initiate deportation proceedings against these illegal aliens for blatantly disobeying the law,” Morento said.
“They will be deported and barred from returning to the Philippines,” he said.
As reported by KAMI before, the Palace explained the reason why there are Chinese workers in the Philippines. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the Filipinos lack skills.
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