Operatives from the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) intelligence division (ID) reported the arrest of three foreign residents in Ligao City, Albay last January 24 for violating the limitations and conditions of their respective visas.
BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. shared that the case originated from information received from the BI’s Legazpi District Office against Chinese nationals Li Xiaodong, Shi Jiazhu, and Shi Yushuang.
Record verification revealed that the individuals, initially undergoing biometrics for health reasons in Legazpi, were actually employed in different Metro Manila companies, a clear violation of their visa limitations.
The intelligence agents found the three to be working at hardware and merchandise companies despite their visas.
“Our intelligence efforts, combined with effective operations, ensure that visa violators are identified and apprehended promptly. This operation underscores the importance of strict adherence to visa conditions,” stated Manahan.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco commended the operation, emphasizing the BI’s commitment to upholding immigration laws.
3 Chinese with visa violations arrested in Albay
The BI Chief remarked, “The BI remains steadfast in its commitment to enforcing immigration laws and ensuring that individuals comply with visa conditions. This operation is a testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts.”
The subjects were transported to the BI Main Office in Intramuros for proper booking procedures, medical examinations, and legal disposition. They will be placed in the BI’s facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, pending the resolution of their deportation case.
Meanwhile, BI apprehended a Chinese national last January 24 for violating the conditions of his working visa.
The Chinese man, identified as Ding Xiaoqui, 42, was arrested pursuant to a mission order issued by BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco. The arrest was conducted in coordination with the BI’s regional intelligence operations unit (RIOU) 5, together with government intelligence operatives and the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NFSL).
Commissioner Norman Tansingco commended the teams for their diligence and cooperation in executing the mission. He stated, “The BI is steadfast in upholding the integrity of our immigration laws. This successful operation sends a clear message that violations will be met with swift and decisive action.”