The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has leveled charges against 25 foreigners who were arrested in Boracay last Monday for their suspected involvement in illegal drugs and cybercrime.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 18 Taiwanese and seven Chinese nationals were charged with violating the Philippine immigration law for posing risks to public interests.
They face deportation proceedings, he said.
The 25 were identified as Taiwanese nationals Lin Szu Wei, Hsiao Chun-Huang, Zeng Shao-Wei, Chang Chih-Chih, Fan Yu-Lung, Chen Jhih-Hong, Chou Yuan-Syun, Wu Pei-Yu, Weng Wei-Chieh, Yang Shuang-Chuan, Wu Shau-Wei, Lien Yu-Ting, Sun Chia-Hui, Wang Yung-Chun, Jhou Tian-You, Hong Gou-Siou, Chou Hsi-Ao, and Lo Li-Yin; and Chinese nationals Zhou HognHua, Zeng Hui, Han Fenghuang, He Longlong, Zhong Yuling, Wang Juan, and Gong Chun.
Morente however noted that they will not be deported until the court hears their criminal cases, and they have served their sentences if they are convicted.
Only then will they be deported and blacklisted, he said. (PNA)