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DOJ asked to look into vlogger’s nationality

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) through the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been asked anew to look into the real nationality of a vlogger and social media influencer.

In a letter (a copy was furnished the DOJ) addressed to Atty. Ronaldo Ledesma, head of the BI’s Board of Special Inquiry, the Action for Consumerism and Transparency (ACTION) claimed that vlogger Winnie Wong a.k.a. “Penelope Pop” is a Taiwanese passport holder whose real name is Yun I-Wang.

ACTION Secretary General Vito Gaspar Silo also sought the deportation of Wong.

The group revealed that while Wong is a holder of Philippine’s Special Investors Residence Visa, she’s not allowed to endorse products nor sell on retail.

Wong’s immigration trouble started when her business venture, the perfume line Pouf!, was found allegedly to have no Certificate of Notification from the Food and Drug Administration.

Produced under TGWW Everyday Lifestyle Studio, the perfume line was actually selling well on shopping platforms.

Under the law, those who sell cosmetic products without government license and registration could be criminally charged with violation of Republic Act 8711.

According to Section 12 of that law, violators could suffer the penalty of imprisonment ranging from one year but not more than 10 years or a fine of not less than P50,000 but not more than P500,000.