Did you know that foreigners are barred from joining anti-gov’t rallies in PH?

Published February 18, 2021, 3:58 PM

by Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has renewed its resolution prohibiting foreigners in the country from engaging in any political activity.

(AFP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated the prohibition following the issuance of an “order to leave” against Dutchman Otto Rudolf De Vries.

The BI chief said he received reliable information from government intelligence sources that De Vries was actively participating in several anti-government demonstrations.

Records show that Netherlands native De Vries held a permanent resident visa under the Philippine Immigration Act.

Morente said foreign nationals, regardless of their visa type, are not allowed to participate and engage in partisan political activities.

He confirmed that an order cancelling De Vries’ permanent visa, as well as requiring him to leave the country, has been signed in November 2020.

Morente said his name has also been included on the immigration blacklist for being an undesirable alien.

 
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