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    Philippines warns foreign workers

    THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Manila on Wednesday warned foreign workers that deportation proceedings would be initiated against them if they failed to secure the required documents.
    The immigration bureau was alarmed by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) report that some companies are employing foreign workers without special work permits (SWPs) as required by law.
    Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said they were disturbed by the report, which he described as a serious matter that demands immediate action.
    “All companies are reminded not to hire or engage the services of foreigners who do not have the proper work visa and work permit,” Mison said.
    Under the Philippine Immigration Law, a foreigner who is hired to work in the country must secure a pre-arranged employment visa.
    Mison said that prior to applying for a working visa, the foreigner or the petitioning company must secure the required alien employment permit (AEP) from the labor department.
    The labor department revealed that 10 Chinese nationals are currently facing deportation charges for their failure to show any required AEP to authorities.
    The two agencies are also jointly conducting investigation of 70 Chinese nationals said to be hired by a private company.

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