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Coast Guard seizes Chinese dredger for illegal entry

Published by rudy Date posted on January 29, 2021

By: Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized a Chinese dredger for “illegal and unauthorized presence” in Philippine waters more than a year after it was cleared to leave the country, the Coast Guard said on Friday.

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Chinese workers stay in Philippines despite some POGO closures

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2020

by Xave Gregorio (Philstar.com), 15 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 9:06 a.m., Dec. 16) — Chinese workers employed by local offshore gaming firms never left despite some of these companies closing shop when the pandemic struck.

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Let China hire own workers for projects – Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2020

by Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star), 22 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — China should have the flexibility to hire personnel for the projects it is financing, Malacañang said yesterday, after some senators questioned the high percentage of Chinese workers involved in the construction of some bridges in Metro Manila.

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Mass deportation looms for Chinese POGO workers

Published by rudy Date posted on February 25, 2020

by Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) – 25 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A mass deportation of Chinese nationals working in Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) firms is shaping up as China’s crackdown on telecommunications-related crimes entails the cancellation of their passports, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday.

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SWS: 70% of Filipinos ‘worried’ about rise in number of Chinese workers in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2019

By CNN Philippines Staff, 5 Dec 2019 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) — At least 70 percent of Filipinos expressed concern over the rise of Chinese workers in the country, with some even believing it may be a threat to national security, a survey said.

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Immigration bureau seeks to deport 500 foreign workers nabbed in Parañaque anti-fraud raid

Published by rudy Date posted on October 10, 2019

By Paolo Barcelon, CNN Philippines, 10 Oct 2019 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) – Immigration officials are seeking to deport hundreds of foreign nationals working in the Philippines without appropriate permits that were arrested by police and immigration officials Wednesday night.

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700 Chinese workers to be deported next week

Published by rudy Date posted on September 21, 2019

by Vito Barcelo, Manila Standard Today, 21 Sep 2019 At least 10 chartered planes from China will arrive in the country next week for the deportation of nearly 700 Chinese nationals who were arrested by Immigration authorities for illegally working in Palawan, Pasig, Parañaque and Pampanga.

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7 undocumented Chinese workers nabbed in Zambales

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2019

by Inquirer Central Luzon, Sep 12, 2019 MASINLOC, Zambales –– Seven undocumented Chinese nationals were arrested after they were allegedly involved in illegal dredging operations here on Wednesday.

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BI nabs 7 Chinese men involved in illegal sand mining in Zambales

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2019

by Faye Orellana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 12, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Government agents have arrested seven Chinese nationals engaged in illegal sand mining in Masinloc, Zambales.

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Chico dam’s Chinese contractor fined over illegal workers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2019

by Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star), 23 Aug 23, 2019 TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Philippines — A Chinese firm was fined by the regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for illegally employing foreign workers in the construction of the P4.3-billion Chico irrigation project in the province.

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‘Chinese workers in MM look like military men’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2019

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) with Christina Mendez, Emmanuel Tupas, Robertzon Ramirez, Mayen Jaymalin – Aug 16, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers yesterday raised concern about the presence of what they described as military-looking Chinese workers in a Philippine offshore gaming operation (POGO) facility in Las Piñas City.

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What I saw inside a POGO hub

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2019

by Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) – Aug 15, 2019 There’s a mini grocery selling imported Chinese goods — from cigarettes, crackers and softdrinks, to sanitary napkins and what-have-you. There are living quarters with several dorm-type rooms and their bunk beds. There are smoking areas and wide open spaces; lots of greenery, too. There are…

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Stricter rules needed on entry of Chinese workers in PH, says Pagcor chief

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2019

by ABS-CBN News, Aug 15, 2019 MANILA – The head of the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation on Thursday called for stricter measures in allowing foreign nationals to enter and work in the Philippines.

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PH’s POGO problem

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2019

BY BEN KRITZ, TMT, Manila Times, Aug 13, 2019 VERY soon, within a timeframe that can be measured in months if not weeks, the controversial issue of Philippine Online Gaming Operations (POGOs) is going to be resolved, and in a manner that will badly bruise a number of business sectors and government agencies for their…

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Fix problem, don’t hide it! Gatchalian says

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2019

by Bilyonaryo, Aug 9, 2019 Pagcor misses the point in segregating Chinese workers in POGO hubs Senator Win Gatchalian thinks Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Chair Andrea Domingodoes not have a handle on the real issues bedevelling the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) and its droves of illegal Chinese workers.

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35 illegal Chinese construction workers arrested, to be deported

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2019

by Faye Orellana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 20, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – Thirty five illegal Chinese workers will be deported and barred from reentering the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday.

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A Chinese online gambling worker’s plight in Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2019

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60 ‘illegal’ Chinese workers found in Chico River project

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2019

By Dexter A. See, Manila Times 5 Jun 2019 TABUK CITY, Kalinga: The Cordillera office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE-CAR) has found about 60 Chinese working in the P4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project without the required alien employment permits.

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NIA: Chinese workers in Chico irrigation project necessary

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2019

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), May 5, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The presence of Chinese workers in the P4.37-billion Chico River irrigation project is necessary for its completion, according to the National Irrigation Administration.

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DOLE, BI admit Chinese laborers spotted at Manila construction site working illegally

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2019

By Xave Gregorio, CNN Philippines, Apr 4, 2019 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) — The Labor department and the Immigration bureau admitted that some Chinese laborers spotted at a construction site in Manila are working illegally, only possessing special working permits which do not allow them to do construction work.

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148,000 foreign nationals residing in PH report to Immigration bureau

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2019

by ABS-CBN News, Mar 24, 2019 MANILA — Some 148,000 foreign nationals residing in the country recently reported in person to the Bureau of Immigration (BI), the agency said Sunday.

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Lilac center blasts plan to reduce deployment of skilled labor; says DOLE should help Filipinos displaced by Chinese workers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 10, 2019
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‘Hayaan mo yan’: Duterte shrugs off Chinese workers in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2019

by Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News, Feb 23 2019 MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he cannot deport Chinese workers in the Philippines in fear of Filipinos being deported from China.

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Gov’t income and jobs for Filipinos ‘lost’ to Chinese workers – Villanueva

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2019

Senator Joel Villanueva reprimands Pagcor: ‘Wala kayong masyadong ginagawa to regulate and vet these foreign nationals working here’ by Aika Rey, Rappler, Feb 21, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva said on Thursday, February 21, that laxity in regulating Philippine Online Gambling Operations (POGOs) in the country had led to a “loss in government…

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Senate probes execs’ accountability in influx of illegal Chinese workers

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2019

by Cecille Suerte Felipe with Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, Feb 20, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — A joint Senate committee public hearing tomorrow will look into the possible accountability of several government officials for the influx of illegal Chinese workers in the country.

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30 Chinese cooks, vendors, hairstylists arrested

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2019

—by Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 10, 2019 The Bureau of Immigration has arrested 30 Chinese nationals for working without permits in several establishments in Parañaque City.

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Duterte opens up the Philippines to Chinese workers, as Filipinos seek jobs overseas

Published by rudy Date posted on December 23, 2018

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Chinese workers ‘flood’ the Philippines, yet Duterte’s officials ‘don’t know’ how many there are

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2018

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69 illegal foreign workers nabbed

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2018

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 13, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-nine foreign nationals were arrested this week for working in the country without appropriate visas, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday.

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DOLE seeks rigid issuance of SWP to foreign workers

Published by rudy Date posted on December 11, 2018

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Business Mirror, Dec 11, 2018 To cut the number of foreign workers entering the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday vowed to push for restrictions on the issuance of the special work permit (SWP).

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