New Immigration Rules about Work Permits

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BIThe Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Wednesday that it would impose more stringent requirements and more rigid procedures from foreign workers seeking work permits. Commissioner Jaime Morente said they would require foreign applicants to submit additional documents before they could get special or provisional work permits. Morente said the new rules would seek to address the reported rise in the number of foreigners employed in the country.

“This is to ensure that these work permits are issued only to aliens whose jobs could not be performed by Filipinos,” “These new rules are meant to protect the interest of local workers, as we have observed that in the past, foreigners may abuse their permits and take away jobs from our kababayans,” he added. Morente said no work permits would be issued to aliens seeking jobs as construction workers, cashiers, janitors, carpenters, and other blue-collar jobs. INQUIRER.NET

LYFESTYLE CHECK ON BI EXECUTIVES

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PACCThe Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) will perform a Lifestyle check on all officials of the Bureau of Immigration following allegations on Multi-Million Peso Visa Scam. PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez said several BI Executives will be scrutinized for alleged unexplained wealth, lavish Lifestyle, Excessive assets, and other accumulated Ownership that are grossly disproportionate to their salary as Government Employees. The Commission has already received a List of Names of BI officials who allegedly committed graft and Corruption, saying the Investigation will be done discreetly but process to anyone who might be found culpable of wrongdoing.

Three crimes against humanity

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FAC Breaking News October 2018If one had doubts that crimes against humanity are being committed in the conduct of the war against drugs, this will be dispelled with the stories of Djastin Lopez, Danilo Dacumos, and David John Jezeel “JJ” David. Their stories are memorialized in the Communication and Complaint filed by Rise Up for Life and for Rights, assisted by the National Union of People’s Lawyers, with the International Criminal Court. In my column last Saturday, I highlighted the significance of President Duterte’s admission that he is responsible for the EJKs going on in the Philippines. I also described two cases highlighted in the Rise Up complaint, that of Bernabe Sabangan and Salvador Locasia Jr, In this article, using the Rise Up document as a source, I examine cases where the police portray their victims as petty criminals in order to link drugs to criminality. As in the previous cases, the narratives are taken from the testimonies of the relatives and from police reports.............................