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smokey
4 hours ago, Soupeod said:

We knew that but it took a while for you to get that fact.

I would pay but the law should apply to everyone 

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fred42
On 5/9/2020 at 6:49 AM, yee said:

Agree! If the maid got the virus and passed it on to a neighbor who came to sniff the maid's plants, the maid is really at fault

Did the neighbour get permission to sniff the maid`s plants or did they trespass on Private property in order to do so?...and on and on and on..





 

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ENCOUNTER. Javier Salvador Parra confronts policeman Senior Master Sergeant Roland Madrona before he is arrested on Sunday, April 26. Rappler screenshot

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has filed deportation charges against Javier Salvador Parra, the Spanish resident of Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, who was assaulted and nearly arrested by cops for allegedly violating quarantine rules.

The BI has filed charges against Parra for "undesirability" and for "overstaying," after he apparently overstayed his visa in the Philippines, the BI announced on Friday, May 22.

“Foreign nationals who are here in the country are expected to follow Philippine laws, especially in these special times wherein public health and safety is at risk. There is no exemption, whether you are living in a posh village, or in a slum area, you must obey the law,” BI chief Jaime Morente said in a statement on Friday.

Morente said that "upon investigation by our intelligence division, it was confirmed that he has failed to extend and has already overstayed his visa."

The BI filed the charges after Parra's encounter with authorities sparked questions about his visa status. Makati also earlier filed a criminal complaint against Parra for unjust vexation, disobedience, assault, violating quarantine rules, and not wearing a face mask

https://www.rappler.com/nation/261706-philippine-government-moves-deport-javier-parra

 

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TimL

I think we all knew that deportation would be in his not too distant future one way or the other. 

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SkyMan
55 minutes ago, TimL said:

I think we all knew that deportation would be in his not too distant future one way or the other. 

The deportation order may be not too distant but the deportation itself may take a while.

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SkyMan
On 4/28/2020 at 12:43 PM, Davaoeno said:

He says " we have rights as citizens" -  but I'm betting he is not a citizen.

Well, he is a citizen of somewhere, just not likely here.

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davehud

What kind of guy who has overstayed his visa then gets shitty with Filipino police officers? What was he thinking?

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rfm010
14 hours ago, SkyMan said:

The deportation order may be not too distant but the deportation itself may take a while.

It will all depend on how much time BI thinks he needs to figure out what it is worth to him to stay.  Plus p10 legal fee.

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Headshot
2 hours ago, rfm010 said:

It will all depend on how much time BI thinks he needs to figure out what it is worth to him to stay.  Plus p10 legal fee.

Naw. The only thing it depends on is how much BI wants to punish him before they allow him to leave the country. There have been many foreigners who spent years in BI lockup before finally departing the country. I think he just didn't realize that Spain lost the Philippines as a colony back in 1898.

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yingy52
4 hours ago, davehud said:

What kind of guy who has overstayed his visa then gets shitty with Filipino police

I'm thinking an inebriated guy. Can't think of any other reason!:cheers:

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battleborn
21 hours ago, davehud said:

What kind of guy who has overstayed his visa then gets shitty with Filipino police officers? What was he thinking?

Would like to know if his overstay occurred during the quarantine.

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BI charges Spanish in Dasma incident for undesirability, overstaying 
 
MANILA, Philippines—the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has charged Javier Salvador Parra for undesirability and overstaying. 
 
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente confirmed that a deportation charge has been filed against Salvador Parra, whose viral video made rounds on social media earlier this month after he was almost arrested by Makati police for allegedly violating Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) policies. 
 
Salvador Parra’s househelp was reportedly accosted for not wearing a facemask while watering plants outside the house.  She then went inside the house, after which Salvador Parra came out to confront the authorities and allegedly hurled expletives to the police. 
 
 “Foreign nationals who are here in the country are expected to follow Philippine laws, especially in these special times wherein public health and safety is at risk,” said Morente.  “There is no exemption, whether you are living in a posh village, or in a slum area, you must obey the law,” he added. 
 
According to the BI, foreign nationals who blatantly disregard laws and disrespect persons of authority may be considered undesirable aliens.  “Aliens who disrespect symbols of our country and persons of authority are not welcome in the Philippines.  Their sojourn here is a privilege, not a right.  It is in the same manner that our kababayan who are living and working abroad respect the laws of their host country,” Morente stated. 
 
Apart from undesirability, Salvador Parra likewise face deportation for overstaying.  “Upon investigation by our intelligence division, it was confirmed that he has failed to extend and has already overstayed his visa,” Morente shared. 
 
BI legal officers added that Salvador Parra was ordered to submit a counter-affidavit to answer the reports against him, but he reportedly refused to receive the notice and disregarded the requirement, which was due last May 21. 
 
“Our offices remained open to receive his response, but he failed to submit any,” said Morente.  He added that they are intent on pursuing the case to serve as a warning for aliens disregarding the law. 
 
Morente stated that the deportation case is a separate action from criminal cases that have been filed by the police against the Spanish national. 

http://immigration.gov.ph/images/News/2020_Yr/05_May/2020May22_Press.pdf

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mikecon3
1 hour ago, to_dave007 said:

and allegedly hurled expletives to the police. 

I understand why they do it, but I am always amused at the "allegedly" used by officials and news outlets...unless he was yelling at an imaginary friend or the mouse in his pocket, he was cussing at the police!

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41 minutes ago, mikecon3 said:

I understand why they do it, but I am always amused at the "allegedly" used by officials and news outlets...unless he was yelling at an imaginary friend or the mouse in his pocket, he was cussing at the police!

Maybe they say "allegedly" because he has witnesses who say he didn't curse the police. The interesting thing about this bit of drama is that his visa extension expired during the quarantine (when Immigration said it be OK to wait until the quarantine was over before renewing), and yet he is being charged with overstaying his visa.

There are two lessons here. NEVER trust the government to do what it says it will do. NEVER say anything to the police that they might take (in any way) as derogatory or directly confront the police. And remember ... Filipinos don't understand sarcasm. They will not see any humor in it, and YOU will pay the price. The government loves to find reasons to make examples out of foreigners, and they won't hesitate to bend the rules to do so.

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