Aklan Boracay Undocumented Foreigners Targeted

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Almost 2,000 foreigners are illegally staying and working in the province of Aklan, home to Boracay Island. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan (SP) is going to start cracking down on the alien scofflaws.

According to a report from the Panay News and the Akean Forum, only 163 foreigners have the required Alien Employment Permit (AEP.) 123 foreign workers in Boracay Island have AEPs. Furthermore, the remainder are working in the capital town of Kalibo.

Properly registered for employment, as a result, are only 163 out of 2,000 foreigners.

The Philippines Expat Advisor - Aklan Boracay Undocumented Foreigners Targeted

Aklan Boracay Undocumented Foreigners Targeted

The Aklan SP wants to create the Aklan Provincial Tourist Regulatory and Enforcement Unit (TREU.) Consequently, the TREU will be responsible for monitoring the status of foreigners illegally staying and working in the province.

Department of Labor & BI’s Help Requested

SP member Nemesio Neron also wants the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to track down foreigners. Neron is asking DOLE to check the nature of their work in Boracay Island and the province of Aklan.

The SP member also appealed to the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) for their assistance. Neron wants the deployment of additional immigration agents to check reports and to apprehend illegal aliens in Boracay and Aklan.

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.