BI division eyes deportation of Chinese who attacked Makati traffic enforcers
MANILA, Philippines — The Intelligence Division of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has recommended the filing of a deportation case against a Chinese woman who in a viral video, was seen attacking traffic enforcers in Makati City.
In the Laging Handa online press briefing on Saturday, BI national operations center chief Melvin Mabulac said the agency’s intelligence division has recommended the filing of deportation charges against 27-year old Dong Li.
Mabulac added that Dong was discovered to be a tourist, and has not complied with requirements needed to update her status.
“Yung ating intelligence division, nag-recommend sa legal division na magkaroon ng kaso ng deportation case,” Mabulac said. “Kasi nakita natin na itong Chinese na ito ay isang turista lamang at hindi pa siya nakapag-comply sa requirements ng pag-update ng kanyang status.”
(Our intelligence division has recommended to the legal division to file a deportation case. Because we found out that this Chinese national is only a tourist and has not complied with the requirements regarding the update on her status.)
This comes after the viral video showed Dong kicking, shouting, and hitting with an umbrella two Makati Public Safety Department officers who were directing traffic at the intersection of Makati Avenue and Jupiter Street on Tuesday.
Police then lodged complaints of physical injuries and resistance and disobedience to persons in authority against Dong.
“Basically, dalawa po ang tintignan natin siya po ay overstaying at the same time, yung undesirability,” Mabulac said of the foreigner’s status.
(Basically, we are looking into whether she is overstaying, at the same time, the undesirability.)
The BI official said it was “very clear” in the viral video that Dong disrespected the Makati traffic enforcers.
“Kaya nga po ang ating opisina ay kaagad-agad nag-recommend sa ating legal division na siya ay kasuhan magkaroon ng deportation case,” he added.
(That’s why our office will recommend to our legal division that she will face charges once there is a deportation case.)
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