The Bureau of Immigration has filed cases against ten of the eighteen Taiwanese arrested in Makati City for violating the Philippine Immigration Act. Immigration spokesman Atty. Elaine Tan said the foreigners were arrested June 15 pursuant to a mission order.
They were charged for violating the conditions of stay under Philippine Immigration Act Sec. 37 (a) 7 of the saying the Commissioner of Immigration can order arrest and deport any alien who remains in the Philippines in violation of any limitation or condition under which he was admitted as a nonimmigrant.
The said Taiwanese were reportedly working for a company selling computers, cellphones and other electronic gadgets.
However, Tan noted that eight of them have been released for lack of evidence and for possessing valid visas.
Nine of those charged are out on bail while the other one is out on recognizance.