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Enjoying VIP treatment: Chinese pay BI officers P300K to enter PH

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Enjoying VIP treatment: Chinese pay BI officers P300K to enter PH

Chinese nationals pay Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel as much as P300,000 to enter the Philippines and stay indefinitely even without the necessary visa, Politiko has found.

A source told Politiko that the alleged bribe for BI officers has jumped from the previous P45,000 due to the recent ban imposed on the entry of travelers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau amid the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Politiko’s source said the modus involves a “pre-arranged transaction” between the BI officer and the Chinese national or the group representing him.

“The foreigner’s passport is stamped, but his entry is not recorded in the computer or immigration database,’’ the source explained.

Politiko’s source said some migrant Filipino workers also pay off BI personnel to return to their work in Kuwait despite a deployment ban.

Aiming to put a stop to the racket, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered National Bureau of Investigation to probe and charge BI personnel who receive bribes.

“The NBI is hereby directed and granted authority to conduct an investigation on the alleged involvement of BI officials and personnel in human trafficking activities and escort services,’’ Guevarra said in a department order dated January 22, 2020.

The NBI is expected to submit the result of their investigation within 30 days.


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  • hsusonhsuson Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bribery is the lifeblood of the B of Immigration.

    Just ask the Indians and the Chinese at 169 mall.
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    ^Yes, may alam akong BI na palasyo ang house sa Laguna. Mga ahente nya karamihan mga Indian pana.
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    Wala na bang gagawin si twitter boy sa mga korakot na tauhan nya?
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    POGO probe deepens: Philippine passports offered to Chinese via WeChat

    MANILA - Some Chinese-run travel agencies in the Philippines dangle local passports, birth certificates and bank accounts to their compatriots on WeChat, in another criminal racket, a Senate inquiry uncovered on Monday.

    The agents also peddle "de-listing from blacklists and airport release if barred entry" to Chinese tourists planning to travel to the Philippines, said Sen. Risa Hontiveros, showing screen captures of the advertisement.

    "They can even give Philippine passports to Chinese tourists... Obviously, these are criminal acts," Hontiveros said. "Two agencies are advertising these criminal services freely," she said.

    Hontiveros, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality, earlier uncovered a prostitution racket targeting Chinese expatriates, also allegedly run on WeChat.

    Hontiveros summoned and questioned a certain Empire Travel Agency over its alleged influence in the Bureau of Immigration.

    Informants alleged that Empire's boss Liya Wu has been "very generous" by giving branded items to some Immigration officials, Hontiveros said.

    Wu, who was present at the hearing, belied the accusations. She said her 22-year-old travel agency never facilitated the entry of Chinese workers in POGO or Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations.

    Empire doesn't have its own office inside the Bureau of Immigration headquarters in Intramuros, she said.

    The Department of Tourism will start reviewing several travel agencies that may be offering illegal services for Chinese tourists, Tourism director Rowena Montecillo told the Senate panel.

    The Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality is expected to hold another hearing next week on the illegal entry of POGO workers in the Philippines.

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  • Madaling lapitan si Julius Feria ng NAIA Immigration kaberks niya sina Marc Red Mariñas at Vitaliano Aguirre. 

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