BI detains Chinese woman who threw ‘taho’ at cop in MRT station
MANILA, Philippines—Operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Intelligence Division has detained the Chinese student who threw a cup of taho (soybean curd) at a police officer following her release from police custody Tuesday evening.
BI Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said Zhang Jiale was the subject of a Mission Order signed by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente for violating immigration laws.
“Zhang has already been charged as an undesirable alien for posing as a risk to public interest,” said Sandoval.
“The incident showed her disrespect towards persons of authority, which in turn shows her disrespect to the country,” she added.
She added that Zhang may face deportation and eventual blacklisting, following the said incident which went viral over social media. The BI is also expected to resolve her case in the next few weeks.
Zhang is already facing a case for direct assault in court. She has posted bail for her temporary liberty.
But Sandoval clarified that her court case and her immigration case are two different matters.
“Her court case will run independent from her immigration case,” said Sandoval. “If found deportable, we will wait for the resolution of her court case before implementing the deportation,” she added.
Zhang is currently detained at the BI Warden Facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City pending her deportation proceedings. /muf
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