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3 more Chinese men nabbed for sex trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.

Locsin: Stamp with PH EEZ to be used on all foreign passports

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:26 PM

'Full Extent of Our Sovereignity. Full stop,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

FRONTLINES. Bureau of Immigration personnel are the country's frontlines in securing its borders. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

PH resumes stamping Chinese passports with disputed 9-dash line

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Immigration chief Jaime Morente says the policy update is a better security protocol because 'sheets of papers can easily be lost'

NEW RULE. The Bureau of Immigration will now stamp Chinese passports that bear the disputed nine-dash line claim over the West Philippine Sea, ending a 7-year practice by the Philippine government. File photo

Fresh UK arrests over 39 dead found in truck

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The first 11 corpses were recovered from the trailer on Thursday, October 24, and taken to a nearby hospital mortuary. Autopsies will attempt to establish how the victims died.

FRESH ARRESTS. Flowers are pictured by a road sign on Eastern Avenue at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019, after the discovery of a lorry containing 39 dead bodies. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK police say 39 found dead in truck were Chinese

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Chinese embassy in London says that British police had yet to confirm their nationality, a day after a consular official travelled to Essex

PROBE. British Police forensics officers work on lorry, found to be containing 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Pasig River bridge grants allow hiring of Chinese blue-collar workers – DPWH

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The DPWH says this arrangement is allowed in the agreement that Manila signed with Beijing in May 2019

GRANT. The grant agreement with China allows the firms to hire Chinese workers for the Pasig River bridge projects. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

51 Chinese women rescued in Parañaque 'prostitution den'

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Thirty-one Chinese nationals are arrested for managing and transacting at an alleged prostitution den

ARRESTED. Dozens of Chinese men are arrested in a prostitution den masked as a wellness spa. NCRPO photo

Police file charges vs 181 illegal Chinese POGO workers in Cebu

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The employees face charges of violating illegal gambling and cybercrime laws

Malacañang will ‘not allow nor tolerate’ abuse vs foreign nationals

Aug 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders a probe into the death of a Chinese national who was allegedly abused by his Chinese employer

PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte orders an investigation on the death of a Chinese national allegedly abused by his Chinese employer. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Malacañang won't allow abuses vs Chinese workers

Aug 08, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The Palace wants Pagcor to explain its plan to put Chinese POGO workers in self-contained hubs before it comments

Police release 3 alleged Chinese kidnappers after victim left PH

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The victim, 24-year-old Lei Kun, already left the country, according to the Chinese consulate

Visa-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese to be ‘tightened,’ not scrapped

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:48 PM

One proposal considered at the August 5 Cabinet meeting is ‘automatic blacklisting’ of Chinese nationals who overstay after benefiting from the VUA scheme

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 39th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 1, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH 'refining' visa on arrival for Chinese due to overstaying issues

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Triggered by statements of concern on the influx of illegal Chinese workers, the Bureau of Immigration is also now considering the possibility of scrapping the scheme altogether

Duterte to study removal of 'visa on arrival' privilege for foreigners

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr makes the suggestion after National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr raised security concerns over the surge in the number of Chinese working in the Philippines

PHILIPPINE GATEWAY. Tourists head to Philippine immigration officials upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jae Maryanol  STRICTER RULES. The Bureau of Immigration has imposed stricter work permit requirements for foreigners. Photo by Jae Maryanol

Esperon sees influx of illegal Chinese nationals as 'threat'

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:28 PM

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says he's concerned when any one nationality comes to the Philippines in droves 'and their intent is not clear'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is shown a pile of documents by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. prior to the start of the National Security Council (NSC) Executive Committee Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 19, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines sets up foreign workers database

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:40 PM

'To effectively pursue our mandate of taxing foreign workers, we need accurate data on foreigners working in the Philippines,' says Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay


[ANALYSIS] Why the influx of Chinese in the Philippines?

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:22 PM

From 2005 to 2018 the number of Chinese holders of alien employment permits issued by the Department of Labor and Employment has grown by 24 times

Online gambling: Good for whose business?

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:47 PM

China absolutely hates gambling, but the Philippines is fueling its citizens' addiction

A Chinese online gambling worker's plight in Manila

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.

Malacañang backs probe into Chinese-only establishments

May 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Chinese-run businesses should not be 'discriminating against Filipinos,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo amid a call by a senator to close such establishments

Robredo to Duterte gov’t: ‘Be more firm’ vs all illegal foreign workers

May 02, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should always prioritize Filipino laborers over foreign workers, especially those without working permits

FILIPINO FIRST. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before sectoral representatives at Donsol, Sorsogon province May 2, 2019. Photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Senatorial bets agree: Prioritize Filipino workers over Chinese in PH

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Senatorial bets say Filipinos need the jobs more, citing the Philippine unemployment rate

Laborers continue their work on an elevated highway system on November 5, 2018, that is part of the government's build, build, build project. A mandated P25 minimum wage increase would be beneficial to the labor sector to somehow offset the rising prices of basic commodities due to the rise in inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Labor Senate bet says illegal Chinese workers should be deported

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:31 PM

'Ang problema dito ngayon masyadong naging kampante because of the good relationship between the President of this administration and the Chinese government,' says senatorial bet Ernesto Arellano on the influx of Chinese workers

DEPORT. Labor leader and senatorial bet Ernesto Arellano says illegal Chinese workers should be deported. Rappler screenshot

Malaysian PM Mahathir warns Philippines vs foreigner influx

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Mahathir Mohamad, who has suspended several of his nation’s major projects with China, says 'foreign direct investment should not involve bringing huge numbers of foreigners to live in the country'

MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Unlike Duterte, Senate bets want to deport illegal Chinese workers

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

But the senatorial candidates also think Chinese laborers who have the proper working permits may stay in the Philippines

TO DEPORT OR NOT? Senate bets weigh in on the influx of Chinese workers in the Philippines. Image from Shutterstock

Dela Rosa on Chinese workers: Kung illegal, dapat gawing legal

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Former top cop Ronald dela Rosa says illegal Chinese workers should first be given a chance to comply with requirements before getting deported

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

4 Chinese nabbed for kidnapping Australian man

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:04 AM

The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group rescues Australian Chen Jianting in a house in Makati City

PH Immigration jails Chinese student who threw taho at cop

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Immigration authorities arrest and detain 23-year-old Zhang Jiale for purposes of deporting an ‘undesirable alien’

DETAINED. Immigration authorities detain Zhang Jiale for the purpose of deporting the 'undesirable alien.' Earlier mugshot courtesy of Mandaluyong police

BI lawyers seek deportation of taho-throwing foreign student

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente says the taho-throwing incident, which he called a display of arrogance, 'shows disrespect to the country'

TAHO INCIDENT. Foreign student Zhang Jiale could soon be deported from the Philippines for throwing taho at a policeman. Photo from Mandaluyong police

[OPINYON] ‘Taho, taho kayo d’yan!’

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Tungkol ito sa kung gaano kalakas ang loob ng dayuhan na manaboy ng taho sa isang pulis. Dahil marahil alam niyang sa bansang ito, walang papalag sa kaniya. Temerity. At siguradong hindi pa ito ang huli.

[OPINION] Why I distrust Solita Monsod’s ‘Why Filipinos distrust China’

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

What the Monsod essay ‘boils down to’ is this: ‘We don’t trust China because we don’t trust Chinese and Chinese-Filipinos’ because, after all this time, and alas, we are still racists.

De Lima calls on Senate to investigate Michael Yang

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'The nature and scope of his influence over foreign policy [must] be fully disclosed,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

CLOSE TIES? Michael Yang, who reportedly identifies himself as President Rodrigo Duterte's economic adviser, has been photographed in top-level presidential events.  Screenshot from the Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website


Duterte: Thorough probe first before blaming Chinese for drugs in PH

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:05 PM

'It's more important really not to drag along innocent people into a criminal case which we are not sure of,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PH to deport Chinese, Korean nationals in bitcoin scam

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The suspects convinced victims to purchase non-existent bitcoin with promise of investment returns

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

Generic image courtesy of Shutterstock

PH eyes shorter visa on arrival process for Chinese travelers

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The Department of Tourism says it is looking at major markets China and India for its plan to facilitate easier entry to the country

TOURISM. Department of Tourism spokesperson Bong Bengzon speaks to hotel owners and marketing representatives in Makati City on July 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

P7B worth of shabu seized from Chinese nationals

Sep 15, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Some 1 100 kilos of shabu have been recovered from the 4 suspects Police say it is the largest haul in the country s campaign against illegal drugs

China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam over unrest

May 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Vietnamese authorities who have occasionally allowed protests to vent anger at the country s giant neighbor warned they would resolutely prevent any further outbursts

MVP open to US, Chinese partners in Recto Bank

Jun 16, 2012 - 11:23 AM

I m a business person If we could increase our trade increase investments address tourism that would be the goals I d be looking at as a business person