Chinese construction workers arrested for ‘causing trouble’

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Bureau of Immigration (BI)

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested 35 Chinese working as construction workers in a subdivision in Parañaque City, following a complaint that they were “causing trouble” at the construction site. “The location keeps on popping in different complaints, so this prompted us to conduct surveillance in the area and we indeed confirmed the presence of these illegal workers,” BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato S. Manahan, Jr. said. He added that at least two Philippine construction companies with building projects in three different streets in the village were involved in the hiring of the Chinese nationals. According to the policy of BI, “foreign national are disallowed from engaging in work involving manual labor.” BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said the Chinese will be deported and barred entry to the Philippines. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas