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Feb 26 19, 10:07 am

Duterte wants to apply ‘full force’ vs. illegal Chinese workers in PH

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Feb. 26, 19 | 10:07 am

Malacanang clarified an earlier remark made by President Rodrigo R. Duterte that he would rather allow illegal Chinese workers to work in the Philippines than put at risk Filipino workers in China who could lose their jobs.

On February 23, Duterte, in a speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally in Biñan, Laguna, said he would allow illegal Chinese workers in the country since there are more than 300,000 Filipinos working in China.

“Iyong mga Chinese dito, hayaan mo ‘yan na dito magtrabaho. Hayaan mo. Bakit? (The Chinese, let them work here. Let them be. Why?) We have 300,000 Filipinos in China,” Duterte said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement on Monday, “We wish to clarify that the President’s policy on Chinese workers who are illegally staying in the country remains the same, which is the enforcement of immigration laws against violators.”

“Our laws will be applied with full force and effect equally to all foreign nationals who violate them,” he added.

Panelo further said that Chinese citizens in blatant violation of our immigration laws “will be dealt with strictly in accordance with the law.”

He, however, noted that because the President prioritized the plight of our Filipino workers in China, the government will be “cautious” in dealing with illegal Chinese workers in the country.

“The government will tread cautiously and in accordance with the Constitution in dealing with any matter involving Chinese migrants perceived or alleged to be staying illegally, given the situation of thousands of Filipinos staying in China not in accordance with its laws,” Panelo said.

“The plight of our overseas Filipino workers remains foremost in the President’s mind,” he added.

He noted that the government will enforce immigration laws, but also stressed that it cannot afford to act “recklessly” on perceived violations of Chinese citizens.

“To do so would be a dangerous policy as we have, as the President stressed in his campaign rally speech, thousands of Filipinos in China and its government might enforce a policy of tit for tat to the detriment of our countrymen in China,” Panelo said.

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