2 Chinese nationals ordered deported over illegal retail trade



Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration has ordered the immediate deportation of two Chinese nationals arrested last month for illegally engaging in the retail trade business.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said he recently ordered Li Guangxiang, 55, and Kang Dingwu, 42, to immediately leave the country after investigation found that they operated stores here that sold retail goods to the public.

David said that by engaging in gainful activities, the foreigners violated the conditions of their stay as tourists, an offense which is a ground for deportation under the country’s immigration act.

“Let this serve as a warning to other foreigners that they cannot sell retail goods as such business is reserved only to Filipinos,” the BI chief said.

Li was arrested last Jan. 23 at the Sta. Lucia Mall in Cainta, Rizal, where he operated porcelain store Triple Eight China while Kang was arrested last Jan. 28 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport where he was barred from leaving the country. Kang owned a bicycle shop in Mandaluyong and Pasay.

Atty. Arvin Santos , BI law and investigation chief, said both Chinese nationals were apprehended by immigration agents in late January when they were caught in the act of selling retail goods inside their stores.

Santos said the aliens’ activities were subjected to surveillance after their Filipino competitors complained to the BI that the Chinese nationals were robbing them of business opportunities.

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  • WeAry_Bat

    Well, that is one bad example of Foreign Direct Investment.

  • ewankosayo

    check nyo kaya sa divisoria..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74YM4AKT6YHVIO2VVW6VDNZJTA Jhon


    bitayin yan.

  • go88

    bring back the death penalty …

    • Pablo Juan

       seriously, for this?  eh kung bitayin kaya nila lahat ng mga illegal ofws sa hk?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z53FVNQBY445YTWIPZRFSZ4VOM pochie9

        deport lang at bigyan ng penalty na dapat bayaran before deportation ok na. but death?! thats too much! how about yng mga TNT na mga pinoy sa ibang bansa? would you also want them dead when caught?! 

      • puza65

        marami dito sa hk ang mga nagrereport ay mga insek kaya nga marami dito ingat sa pagpartime kc may bayad kada ulo…sana dyan sa atin kung alam nila na  may mga illegal ireport nyo rin..

  • boypalaban

    lunurin na yan….

  • Jun Lee

    Drop in the bucket.

  • thomas_xmoore

    grabe, talamak ganito sa Divisoria ah.. di lang Chinese, pati Korean and Indian pa…

    • puza65

      marami  pala kayong alam bakit di kayo gumawa ng paraan para maireport…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Adik itong mga taga immigration, sigurado kaya hinuli ung 2 tsekwa ay dahil hindi nkapaglagay sa mga tga immigration. Sandamakmak ang illegal na tsekwa sa Baclaraan at Divisoria bakit hindi nyo hulihin. Obvious ung mga tsekwa dun kasi hindi man lng makaintindi ng simpleng tagalog.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


  • Elio Madama

    I wish and hope the United States of America start to deport all the filipinos working in the Country.

  • CJ14356

    dami nyan galing mainland na kamaganak ng mga intsik pinoy kuno from divisoria to hardware stores sa probinsya.

  • batoph

    Commissioner David could have a field day if he went to Angeles City in his home Province!

    Not only are Koreans flagrantly involved in the retail business they are also hanging political signage, in Fields Avenue opposite Grand Central Hotel,  that I am sure is not appreciated by Japanese Tourists.

    proceed to Friendship Road and nearly every retail establishment appears to be Korean operated.


  • axe musk

    kayod pa ng kayod Mr. kumisyoner, mas madami pa ang nakakawala kesa sa nahuhuli nyo…. mga small timers lang yan… yung malalaki may protektor, pwede kasamahan nyo rin sa BID or sa mga ibang gov’t. agencies…

  • puza65

    dapat din na kung meron kayong alam na mga turista at magnenegosyo report nyo sa BI dahil unti unti na tayong napapasok ng mga insek….

  • divictes

    Only two?

  • w33k3nd3r

    Hello– PURE GOLD.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    mayroon dito sa amin koreano engage also in retail bizniz.baka walang paper yan ,attn.BI

  • jesslink

    malamang magsasara ang 168 at 999 pag hinuli lahat ng tsekwa na nagtitinda…

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    drugs ang tinetrade. eto ata yung pinakawalan ng mga pulis.

  • aquino_josemaria

    the BI and the PNP should switch responsibilities. Not sure how good a
    job the PNP are at catching criminals but let someone try to earn an
    honest peso and the BI are on ‘em like white on rice.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    there are more than 10,000 illegal chinese sa binondo, cebu, davao, cdo, etc…

    pati koreano.

    anyway, naglalagay naman eh.

  • aquino_josemaria

    Grabe. Go catch real criminals and leave honest people trying to make a few pesos alone.

  • ExportProductsNotPeople

    Yeah competition that helps lower prices for consumers is never a good thing I guess. This is why PH will be a third-world country for many more years to come. Local business owners dont want to have to provide good customer service and fair pricing. More foreign investment in retail trade is a win-win for everyone – customers get lower prices, more people get jobs, and the government gets more revenues. Everyone knows that most foreign-owned companies in the Philippines actually pay the TRUE minimum wage, pays their SSS and PhilHealth obligations and at least tries to play by the rules (I said most not all).  How many retail employees in malls do you know that really earn minimum wage?? – not talking about the grocery store, department store or jollibees. Not many.. Most (again not all) owners of the boutiques or smaller businesses try everything they can to avoid paying what they should pay workers or paying government obligations. Opening the retail trade to foreigners would have so many positive effects on our society and economy that we would not know how to act when businesses actually started valuing us as customers.

  • TotoyKalentong

    if we deport them, we pay for their fare. sigh.

  • aquino_josemaria

     Maykatmon, may I suggest you do a little research before making comments? The country of origin pays for the deportation. The Taiwan embassy gets a bill.

  • Komen To

    Ang dami sa Divisoria, sa lahat ng cities, namimili lang ang BI ng huhulihin. Papogi points

  • galit_sa_oligarko

    We encourage the Filipinos to become entrepreneur and not just workers.
    We can be globally competitive. Sana i raid na rin pati divisoria saka
    baclaran , daming chinos nag  retail kawawa mga pinoy. sa kalye nag
    nenegosyo samantalang mga singkit nasa building naka pwesto. 

  • aquino_josemaria

    Attention Foreign Nationals in the Philippines: Ask  your  government to also crack down on  illegal Pinoys selling products in your country.

    • ExportProductsNotPeople

       We will cry “we so kawawa” if that would ever happen.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Many countries do not have the kind of protectionism we have here. They believed in free enterprise.

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