Parañaque City Mayor Olivarez appeals to BID to deport four arrested Chinese nationals

By Jean Fernando

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez urged the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) to sue and deport the four Chinese nationals who were arrested by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for operating an underground clinic at a posh subdivision that was raided last week.

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Mayor Edwin Olivarez FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Mayor Edwin Olivarez FACEBOOK / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Olivarez also asked the National Capital Region Police Office for the deployment of policemen inside Multinational Village after learning that some security guards supposedly helped the suspects bringing in personal protective equipment and medical supplies.

He said the city government would support the NBI in filing criminal charges against the operators of the establishment that offered treatment to Chinese nationals suspected of having the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The mayor also said that reports also reached him that the underground clinic catered Chinese nationals working for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).

Olivarez also said that the clinic practiced medicine without a license and prescribed drugs were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Last May 29, agents of the NBI-Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (TFAID) raided the clinic found inside a house on Timothy Street, Multinational Village and seized boxes of dextrose stands, swab kits, face masks and gloves, boxes of Chinese-labeled medicines for respiratory diseases, as well as condoms and medicines used to treat sexually transmitted diseases.

Arrested during the NBI operation were four Chinese nationals identified as Liang Junshai, Pingqiang Long, Yanyun Jiang, and Tang Hong Shan who operated the clinic which did not have a permit.