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    Mas Mahigpit na Immigration Law, Ipatutupad sa China simula sa buwan ng Hulyo

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

    Images courtesy of Google Map and Photoville International (UNTV News)

    Images courtesy of Google Map and Photoville International (UNTV News)

    MANILA, Philippines — Mas hihigpitan pa ng bansang China ang kanilang ipinatutupad na Immigration Law.

    Ayon sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), partikular na nakatutok ang panibagong batas sa tinatawag na ‘three illegal’s’ o ang illegal entry, residence at employment.

    Ang mas mahigpit na immigration law na nakatakdang ipatupad sa buwan ng hulyo ay bunsod umano ng dumaraming bilang ng mga banyagang pumapasok sa China upang manirahan o magtrabaho nang walang kaukulang dokumento.

    Sa ilalim ng nasabing batas, ang mga mahuhuling iligal na naghahanap-buhay sa China ay maaaring pagmultahin ng mula ¥5,000 hanggang ¥20,000 katumbas ng mahigit sa P130,000.

    Maaari ding kumpiskahin ng Chinese authorities ang anumang kikitain ng mga dayuhan mula sa illegal employment.

    Ang mga illegal resident naman ay papatawan ng multang ¥500 o katumbas ng P3,000 kada araw o di kaya’y pagkakakulong ng hanggang 15 araw.

    Haharap naman sa deportasyon at sampung taong pagkaka-ban sa China ang mahuhuling gumagamit ng hindi angkop na visa.

    Bukod sa illegal immigrants, parurusahan din ang mga employer na tatanggap ng mga foreign worker na walang kaukulang permit at dokumento.

    Maging ang mga indibidwal at organisasyon na tumutulong sa mga dayuhan sa paggawa ng naturang iligal na mga aktibidad ay parurusahan din. (Dulce Alarcon & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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    China donates more firearms and ammunition to the Philippines

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) will share the USD 22-million worth of firearms and ammunition donated by the Chinese government.

    This is China’s second donation of military equipment to the AFP.

    AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said, 90 sets of sniper scope will go the soldiers battling terrorists in Marawi City while the guns and ammunition will go to the police for their special forces.

    “For now, the PNP needs additional firearms, so we have to help the PNP so that they can do their job. They lack long firearms,” said Año.

    Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Chinese donation is part of the friendship and cooperation between Beijing and Malacañang in terms of fighting terrorism.

    “I want to thank China for its technical assistance in our anti-terrorism operations in Marawi City, this has been vital in winning the battle against extremist,” said Lorenzana.

    Thirty-five sets of engineering equipment are also set to arrive before the end of the year. These sets of equipment, the Philippine authorities said, is for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.

    Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said China is in full support of the Philippines’ fight against the ISIS-inspired group Maute and illegal drugs.

    The Chinese ambassador noted that Beijing has already donated an estimated of 5.5 billion pesos worth of humanitarian assistance and disaster reduction and military equipment to the Philippines.

    “Let me assure you that China will provide additional grants and assistance to the Philippines. We would like to be your partner in a rehabilitation and reconstruction of the city of Marawi,” said the Chinese ambassador.

    Jianhua explained that the donations will not push through if not for the efforts of President Rodrigo Duterte to repair the relationship of Manila with Beijing. It can be noted the two countries were at odds over the South China Sea during the term of Mr. Duterte’s predecessor.

    “A friend in need is a friend indeed, China would like to be a friend in need so we cherish the friendship that rekindled by President Duterte,” said Jianhua. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue


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    China to donate firearms and ammunition to AFP

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


    MANILA, Philippines — China is set to donate on Thursday firearms and ammunition to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

    AFP PAO Chief Colonel Edgard Arevalo said the said donations include 3,000 units of M-14 rifles; three million rounds of various types of ammunition and 30 sniper scopes worth USD22-million.

    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP Chief-of-Staff Eduardo Año will receive the donations which will be turned over by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Zhao Jianhao.

    “Definitely this will greatly help in the operations that we conduct because this can help in our fire power not just, of course, in Marawi, but in other areas of the country where our combat operations are ongoing,” AFP-PAO Chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said. – UNTV NEWS & Rescue


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    132 Filipinos repatriated from the Caribbean to arrive tonight

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — 132 Filipinos affected by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands, Saint Maarten and Anguilla are on their way to the Philippines.

    They will arrive tonight together with  four members of the Rapid Response Team from the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC who helped in rescuing the affected Filipinos.

    The Filipino repatriates voluntarily enlisted themselves to temporarily return to the country.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) continues to coordinate with Philippine Embassies in hurricane-affected countries to ensure that the repatriated Filipinos can still return to the calamity-hit areas the moment the situation there returns to normal.

    “Because they have existing contracts. So most likely since these are British and US territories., their contracts would specify for their return to their place of work. So we will assist them in making sure that despite the circumstances their terms of their contract will be honored by the employers when the reconstruction is finished,” said DFA Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar.

    None was killed due to Hurricane Irma. However, Philippine embassies continue to monitor the possible effects of Hurricane Maria that is currently wreaking havoc in areas hit by Irma.

    The Office of Migrant Workers Affairs vows to immediately coordinate with embassy officials if other Filipinos in the affected areas need to return home.

    “The qualifications is for them to contact the embassy by whatever means if they are Filipinos. If they repatriated even there are documents or not exactly complete we give them travel documents and other documentation to make sure they have safe passages through the country’s,” DFA-Office of Migrant Workers Affairs OIC Exec. Director Raul Dado said.

    Affected Filipinos seeking repatriation may call the Philippine Embassy emergency hotline or email them at  consular@phembassy- or send message to their social media accounts. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News and Rescue 

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