BI can delete names in blacklist in exchange for P1M to P5M, a pro-peace Chinese group says

Deletion by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) of one’s name in its blacklist is easy if you fork over from P1 million to P5 million.

This information surfaced during a public hearing by the Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee where the name of an alien, particularly Chinese, could be deleted in the BI blacklist as advertised in Chinese social media platforms for a handsome fee.

‘’Ka Kuen Chua,’’ chairman of the Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order, called on government to act on this anomaly at the BI and dismiss from the service those linked to the scandal.

The movement stated that this bribery scheme is one of the issues raised by the slain broadcaster Percy Lapid.

On the other hand, Chua said that many Chinese nationals that have been victimized by gangs have revealed that there are ‘’dens of inequity’’ in Cavite and in Pampanga that are being protected by police officials and police personnel who guard the victims but such information is still being verified.

Chua also revealed that there are Chinese victims of abuse who have withdrawn their complaints and that fiscals or the police are the ones who prepare their affidavits of desistance.

Senator Ronald ‘’Bato’’ dela Rosa, committee chairman, asked the BI to act upon the allegations.

Chua said that like Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), there are Chinese nationals that have been victimized by recruiters who promise them good-paying jobs here in the Philippines but eventually become prostitutes or fall victims to other forms of abuses from the hands of their fellow Chinese.

The group of Chus also recommended the stoppage of the operation of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that bring in Chinese workers only to be victims of extortion, human trafficking, kidnapping, abduction, prostitution., torture and murder that destroys the reputation of the Philippines and might cause businesses not to invest in the country..

The group also recommended the permanent suspension of the ‘’visa upon arrival’’ scheme for Chinese nationals.