The Bureau of Immigration (BI) again cautioned foreign nationals in the country against taking part in rallies and other political demonstrations.
“Foreigners should steer clear from political engagements so as to avoid being charged with violating immigration laws here in the country,” said Morente.
BI policies prohibit foreigners from “joining, supporting, contributing, or involving themselves in whatever manner in any rally, assembly, or gathering” while in the Philippines.
According to Morente, they issued the warning to prevent a repeat of past incidents wherein they had to deport and blacklist foreigners who participated in partisan political activities.
“Foreigners who were caught joining political demonstrations in the past have shown disrespect to our country’s authorities,” added Morente. “Foreigners are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activities. Those who will be caught will be deported and blacklisted,” he warned.
Duterte goes shopping after term as President ended
At the end of his term this afternoon, former President Rodrigo Duterte left Malacañang. He asked the public to support the new administration of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Let us give all our support to the new administration…tulungan natin sila,” Duterte said in a video taken by former Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Duterte praised those who became members of his Cabinet, who are said to be among the best.
“I am a student of government. I have been in the government for so long. I assembled one of the best Cabinet ever,” he said. “Totoong-totoo’ yan. Piling pili ko.”
Luisito Santos of Super Radyo DZBB reported that Duterte was seen going to a mall in Makati to shop and eat after he left Malacañang.
According to the report, Duterte was accompanied by some personnel of the Presidential Security Group (PSG.)
Duterte had earlier announced that he would return to his home in Davao City after his term as President.