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British national arrested in Cebu for allegedly abusing Filipino wife

/ 03:24 PM November 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested in Cebu a 72-year-old British man tagged by authorities as an “undesirable alien” on allegations he abused his Filipino wife.

In an emailed statement on Friday, the BI said Charlton William Sydney was seized earlier this week at a beach resort in Sta. Fe, Bantayan, Cebu after immigration officials canceled his permanent resident visa.

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“Let this serve as a warning to other aliens who maltreat and abuse our Filipino women.  We can always have you deported if you abuse our hospitality and commit acts of violence against our countrymen,” BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said.

BI records show that Sydney has held a permanent visa which he acquired after marrying a Filipina.

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However, his visa was nullified last year after his estranged wife lodged a “complaint of undesirability” against him. In the complaint, Sydney’s wife alleged that he physically, psychologically and emotionally abused her when they were living together.

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