PHILSTAR

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested on Monday 36 foreigners, mostly Koreans, who were illegally staying in the country and involved in illegal online gaming operations. In a press release on Tuesday, Immigration Intelligence Chief Fortunato S. Manahan, Jr. said operations based at the Double Dragon Plaza Tower 3 in Pasay City was discovered to be engaged in illegal live studio gambling.  Of those arrested, 32 are Koreans, two Chinese, and two Indonesians. “Apart from the live studio, they were also conducting illegal and clandestine online gaming operations,” Mr. Manahan said. Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said they have confirmed from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation “that this company is unlicensed and has no authority to operate.” The illegal aliens will be subject to deportation proceedings. — Bianca Angelica D. Añago