Occasional “Press Releases” from the PH Bureau of Immigration can oftentimes reveal some interesting information. Case in point: “68-Yr-old Brit Kicked Out by Philippine Immigration, Overstayed Since 2008.”
Two Brits and One American Get the Boot
- Arrested last Sept. 3 in Bacoor was British citizen, Kevin Hadfield, 68. Hadfield has been overstaying in the Philippines since 2008.
- Fellow Brit, Kevin Stanley Eifert, 67, was also arrested Sept. 3 in Dasmariñas. Eifert has been overstaying since 2013.
- Arrested last Sept. 17 in Pasig City was American Todd Allen Null, 49, overstaying since 2015.
The scofflaws are currently detained at the Bureau’s Warden`s Facility and Protection Unit in Bicutan, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.
Arrested by the Bureau’s Intelligence Operatives in separate operations conducted in Pasig and Cavite were all three lawbreakers.
Warning from the BI Commissioner
“They will be deported for overstaying, as these foreign nationals never bothered to extend their stay when their tourist visa expired,” BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said.
Morente repeated his warning to foreigners not to overstay in the country as it could lead to their arrest and deportation for violating Philippine Immigration Laws.
“Foreigners staying in the Philippines have a responsibility to ensure that their visas are valid and updated,” said Morente.
He likewise stressed that there will be no letup in the BI’s campaign against illegal aliens.
Informants tipped off Immigration officials about the presence of the foreigners illegally staying in the country.
See that tagline from Immigration on the lead graphic?
“P2,000 monetary incentive will be given to the informant upon successful apprehension of overstaying aliens.”
2,000 pesos, over 40 US dollars, is a lot of money in the Philippines.