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Illegal Chinese man nabbed in Makati by BI intel operatives

A 30-year-old Chinese national long wanted by the bureau for overstaying and illegally working in the country was nabbed by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that based on a report from BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr., the alien was identified as Zheng Zongyi, who was arrested last May 10 outside his workplace at the central business district in Makati City.

Manahan said Zheng has been on the BI’s wanted list since 2021 when it was found that he never departed since he last arrived in the country on Nov. 22, 2019.

Investigation also revealed that Zheng violated the conditions of his stay as a tourist, by engaging in gainful employment here without bothering to apply for a work permit and visa,” Manahan added.

Tansingco immediately ordered the conduct of deportation proceedings against the said Chinese national whom he described as undesirable for blatantly violating Philippine immigration laws.

Zheng is now detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.

“Aliens who deliberately violate our laws do not deserve the privilege to stay in our country. They should be sent out and perpetually banned from coming here again,” the BI chief said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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