MANILA –More than 200 Chinese nationals who were earlier arrested for illegally working in an online gambling facility inside the Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino in Clark, Pampanga last year, have been deported, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday.
According to Atty. Antonette Mangrobang, BI Spokesperson a total of 259 out of the 1,316 Chinese nationals have been allowed to go back to China.
“So far from December 20, 2016-January 17, 2017, a total of 259 Chinese nationals have been deported,” she said.
The BI official noted that that those who will be allowed to leave the country depends on how soon they can provide their tickets and the go signal given by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
“The number of actual deportees depend on how soon can they provide their outbound tickets and clearance from NBI that they do not have pending criminal cases,” Mangrobang explained.
She added that the more than 1,000 foreigners have deportation orders already.
“The Bureau’s intention is to deport all of them as soon as possible. However, the numbers of those who will be actially deported depends on the Chinese nationals themselves and how soon they can provide us with outbound tickets back to China,” Mangrobang said.
“Depende sa pagsubmit nila ng tickets and clearance sa NBI,” she added.