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BI deports 17 Chinese nationals

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A TOTAL of 17 Chinese nationals were deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday, November 16, comprising the third batch of illegal online gambling-related deportations.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco announced the deportation of the said Chinese nationals who boarded a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight to Wuhan, China.

It will be recalled that just last month, the BI deported six Chinese nationals, while 21 others were deported last November 2.

These and the third batch of 17 is part of the more than 300 foreign nationals, mostly Chinese citizens, set to be deported by the BI after being arrested by local law enforcement agencies for involvement in illegal online gambling.

Tansingco said that Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla is closely monitoring the implementation of the deportations.

The BI, he said, is regularly submitting reports on the status of the rest of the deportees to the DOJ.

Meantime, those deported are automatically included in the BI’s blacklist, effectively barring them from returning to the Philippines, Tansingco said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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