Immigration warns public vs. fixers


DAGUPAN CITY, May 22 (PIA) – The Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Dagupan Field Office has called on its clients and the public not to patronize fixers who offer their services in exchange for a fee.
 
Christopher John Abella, alien control officer of BI-Dagupan Field Office, asked the public to report to the bureau those questionable transactions for them not to fall prey to potential fixers.
 
“Makipag-transact lamang sa loob ng opisina with personnel of the Immigration office para maiwasang mapahamak,” Abella said during the ‘Pantongtongan Tayo’ (Pag-usapan Natin) radio program of PIA Pangasinan aired over DZMQ Radyo Pilipinas Dagupan on Tuesday.
 
Likewise, he asked the public to report to their office any illicit or suspicious activities by foreigners who might be violating the immigration laws, rules and regulations.
 

AVOID FIXERS. Christopher John Abella, alien control officer of the Bureau of Immigration-Dagupan Field Office, tells the public to prevent dealing with fixers who offer their services in exchange for a fee. He asked the public to report to the bureau those questionable transactions for them not to fall prey to potential fixers. (photo by April M. Montes-Bravo/PIA Pangasinan)

“Let us kick the bad guys out of the Philippines. Inform our office about foreigners who are doing illegal activities,” he said.
 
“Our office is located at the G/F of People’s Astrodome in Tapuac District, Dagupan City or you can call us at (075) 523-4047,” he added.   
 
Meanwhile, Abella said that the bureau has imposed stricter requirements and procedures in issuing work permits to foreigners to protect local workers.
 
He said that no work permit will be issued to foreign applicants seeking employment in blue-collar jobs such as construction workers, cashiers, waiters, janitors, security guards, garbage collectors and carpenters.
 
He added that under the law, work permits can only be issued to foreigners if no Filipinos are able and willing to do the job being applied for. (AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

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