Immigration deports 9 undocumented Koreans

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 25 2018 10:36 AM

MANILA - Nine Korean nationals are set to be deported to their home country after officials found them working in Parañaque City without proper working documents, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said.

The Koreans were arrested in a subdivision last week after residents complained that several Koreans have been working in various stores and other establishments in the gated community.

"It was an entire street of foreigners who are improperly documented," said BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval.

The Koreans were identified as Seongjin Chung, Heakyung Pyun, Doyeon Kim, Myoungkyu Seong, Eun Kyung Lee, Kwan Soo Heo, Jeong Dong Kim, Sanghwan Pyun, and Song Min Sup.

Three of the 9 Koreans only had tourist visas, 3 others were not working for the employers who petitioned them, while the status of the other Koreans are still being verified, she said.

Under the law, foreigners must secure a working visa before seeking employment in the Philippines.

- with a report from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News