THE Bureau of Immigration Intelligence Division (BIID) Central Office collared eight Chinese nationals in two municipalities in Eastern Samar for working without permit in a mining company.
Marian Hazel Badillo, BIID legal officer, said the action of the agency was in response to a complaint filed by a citizen that there are Chinese nationals who are working in some mining companies operating in the province without necessary permits.
After it was verified by personnel of the BIID regional office, a team was sent to the region coming from the central office to conduct operation resulting to the apprehension of eight Chinese nationals working in Dinshang Mining Corporation in Hernani town and Yin Shu Mining Corporation in Salcedo town.
“Of the eight apprehended Chinese nationals, three have passports. However, when it was verified, it was learned that they are already overstaying,” Badillo said.
With this violation, Badillo said the eight suspects were all charged with violation of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.
Four of the Chinese nationals were already sent to Metro Manila, while the other Chinese nationals identified as En Qing Xie, Xue Guang Hu, Honbing Yin and Lou Zheng Nan were detained at the National Bureau of Investigation after waiving for preliminary investigation, Badillo said.
In relation to this, Badillo said they are still conducting investigation to several reports that there are still foreign nationals working in the region without getting or acquiring necessary permits from their office and from the Department of Labor and Employment. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)