Chinese in MRT scene to be recommended as ‘undesirable alien’

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Jiale Zhang

NATIONAL CAPITAL Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo T. Eleazar said he will recommend placing the Chinese national who threw a drink at a police officer at the Metro Rail Transit-3 as an “undesirable alien.” “We will recommend for her to be considered as an ‘undesirable alien’ and it will be the basis of the Bureau of Immigration to process her deportation,” said Mr. Eleazar in a statement on Sunday. Chinese national Jiale Zhang, 23, threw her cup of taho at a policeman at MRT-3 Boni Station on Saturday after she was scolded for bringing the soya drink following the ban on liquids at any train stations. She was detained at the Mandaluyong Police Station and is facing complaints of direct assault, disobedience to a person in authority, and unjust vexation. “Tayo sa Pilipinas (Here in the Philippines), we have policies here, when we are in other countries, we also follow their existing rules and law….Respetuhin natin ang ating kapulisan (We must respect our police authorities),” said Mr. Eleazar. Sought for a comment, Bureau of Immigration Spokesperson Dana Krizia M. Sandoval told BusinessWorld in a phone message: “We will be coordinating with the DOTR (Department of Transportation) and the NCRPO for details about the case and will study possible actions against said foreigner.” — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras