Chinese nationals top list of aliens in region

Subscribe Now March 09, 2012 at 10:38am

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Davao Region said Chinese nationals comprised the bulk of registered aliens in the region. Records from BI Davao showed that out of 2,616 aliens who registered for the annual report in the region, 685 or 26.8 percent of foreigners are Chinese nationals.

The record was based on the alien's annual report as disclosed by BI acting alien control officer Florentino G. Diputado furnished to Sun.Star Davao Thursday.

Diputado said the 2,616 aliens comprise the 77.88 percent of 3,359 foreigners who registered before BI Davao from January to March 2.

March 2 marked the deadline of registration for foreigners' annual report as required under the 1950 Alien Registration Act where all foreigners with immigrant and non-immigrant visas are obliged to report in person to the BI office within the first 60 days of every calendar year.

Based on last year's record, Diputado said they were expecting 3,359 foreigners to register this year but only 2,616 aliens appeared before their office from January to March 2.

Diputado said there were 66 foreigners who have managed to submit themselves before their office until March 5.

Records showed that American nationals come next to the list of most foreigners in the region at 421 or 16.09 percent.

Third are the Indians with 416 or 15.90 percent, and Japanese nationals with 202 comprising 7.72 percent.

Also topping the list are German nationals with 139 or 5.31 percent, and the Koreans registering 120 or 4.58 percent.

Diputado earlier said 749 foreigners failed to submit themselves for the annual report until March 5.

He said 777 aliens failed to register. He added though that 28 of them are already dead.

He said their office will make an inventory of those who did not appear for the yearly schedule and will summon them to report before their office.

Diputado said some of the 749 foreigners might have relocated to other regions and have already registered there.

He added that some might have also returned to their countries.

For foreigners who failed to register, he said, they will pay P200 penalty per month but not more than P2,000 per year.

Source: sunstar.com.ph



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