MANILA, (Mabuhay) — An official of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said a recommendation has been made to file a deportation case against a Chinese national who recently hurt a cyclist and spat on a security guard.
BI National Operations Center spokesperson and chief Melvin Mabulac said the Chinese national identified as Dong Li has been found to be overstaying aside from showing undesirability.
“Nakita natin na itong Chinese na ito ay isang turista lamang. Hindi pa siya nakapag-comply ng pag-update na kanyang status,” Mabulac said during the Laging Handa press briefing.
“Basically, dalawa ang ating tinitingnan natin: Siya ay overstaying. At the same time, ‘yung undesirability. Klarong klaro po sa social media—naging viral pa nga ‘yan—ang disrespect to authority,” he said.
“Bawal na bawal ‘yan. Hindi ibig sabihin na kapag dayuhan, siya ay may espesyal siyang batas. Kung ano ang batas na ipinapatupad sa isang ordinaryong Pilipino, dapat sundin ng kahit sinong dayuhan na nandito sa ating bansa,” Mabulac said.
Dong was caught on video hurting a cyclist with an umbrella in Makati City. She also spat on a security guard at a restaurant.
Makati Police filed on Thursday a criminal complaint of assault to persons in authority, physical injuries and disobedience to authorities before the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.
Dong apologized and said she would obey Philippine laws.
“I’m sorry to Jefferson, I’m sorry to officers, I’m sorry to the Makati City government,” she said. “I promise to follow rules and laws of Philippines while I stay here.” (MNS)