The Task Force Alien Mapping of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) had finished its seven-day operations in Bacolod and Negros Occidental over the weekend, but it may go back for future apprehensions if the number of illegal foreign nationals keeps on swelling.
This was disclosed by Faizal Hussin, head of the task force and special assistant for Intelligence of the BI, even as he revealed that their operations created an impact on overstaying and undocumented aliens in Negros Occidental.
The TF Alien Mapping had arrested three illegal Chinese nationals in Kabankalan City last Monday, 10 Indian nationals (four of whom are children) in La Castellana town last Tuesday, and three Korean nationals in Bacolod last Wednesday, for overstaying, residing in the country without documents, or working without required permits, Hussin said.
As a result, last Thursday alone, the Bacolod Immigration Field Office had collected P557,797 in fees from foreigners nationals who voluntarily updated their travel documents by paying the necessary fees, BI-Bacolod collecting officer Mita Chuvy Arguelles said Friday.
Ten Indian, three Chinese, and three Korean nationals are facing deportation charges, after they were arrested by operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the local police in separate raids in Negros Occidental from Monday to Wednesday for allegedly violating immigration laws, a BI official said yesterday.
Lawyer Faizal Hussin, BI special assistant for Intelligence, said their Task Force Alien Mapping arrested three illegal Chinese nationals last Monday, 10 Indian nationals, four of whom are minors, last Tuesday, and three Korean nationals last Wednesday, or a total of 16 suspects.
The suspects are facing deportation charges and will be deported to their respective countries, he added.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI), in coordination with the local police of La Castellana town, apprehended 10 Indian nationals, four of them minors, a raid early Tuesday morning at a lodging house in the town.
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) reported that Immigration Intelligence Officer Jude Hinolan nabbed suspected illegal aliens Ahrey Singh, Kuldip Singh, Sandeed Kaur, Armol Preet, Kulwinder Kaur Gill, Gurprem Singh and four minors inside Villa Indo Lodging House at Roxas Street in Brgy. Robles, La Castellana.
The administration of Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. yesterday led the turnover of a brand new ambulance to the Governor Valeriano "Valing" M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City.
The Governor was represented by 5th District Board Members Atty. Alain Gatuslao and Renato Malabor together with 5th District Representative Alejandro Y. Mirasol.
During the turnover ceremony, Board Member Len Gatuslao, grandnephew of Provincial Governor Gatuslao, recalled how the district hospital has been improving since its establishment in 1962 as a priority project of the late Representative Agustin "Tuting" M. Gatuslao.
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) is creating a task group to conduct thorough investigation on the death of a businesswoman and the wounding of two of her children when armed robbers broke into their house about 3PM Saturday.
PSInsp. Ruben Pajarito, La Castellana Police chief in a report said that a task group is set to be created to focus on the investigation on the death of Delia Colmenares, 55, of Sitio Mananawin, Brgy. Masulong and injuries to her children Antonio Jose, 27 and Ma. Pamela, 19.
A sugarcane planter was killed and her daughter and son sustained gunshot wounds when armed men barged into their house, ransacked their rooms and shot them in La Castellana town Saturday afternoon, police reports said.
PO2 Erex Genandoy, La Castellana Police desk officer identified the fatality as Delia Jimenez Colmenares, a 54-year old widow of Sitio Mananawin in Barangay Masulog which more than 20 kilometers from the town proper.
Wounded and still confined at the Riverside Medical center in Bacolod City are Colmenares’ 19-year-old daughter Ma. Pamela and her 28-year old son Antonio Jose.
Police authorities in La Castellana town are conducting follow up investigation on the shooting of a woman inside her house 9:30 PM, Saturday in Brgy. Sag-ang.
PO2 Nelson Madriña related to NDB that probers are exhausting all possible angles to determine the motive of the incident and the identity of the shooter that killed 32-year old Joscura Rebalde at Hacienda Agustina, Brgy. Sag-ang.
Rebalde was declared dead at Elumba Medical Clinic for sustaining gunshot wound on the right portion of her chest. A fired cartridge case of 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from the crime scene.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday commended La Castellana officials headed by Mayor Alberto Nicor and Vice Mayor Felix Feria for arriving at a compromise agreement to end the nagging budget impasse that has affected hundreds of municipal scholars following the non-passage of the town’s 20% Development Fund.
Marañon said that he is happy that both camps were able to present their side of the issue at a Sangguniang Panlalawigan hearing initiated by SP Member Alain Gatuslao, chair of the Committee on Laws and Ordinances on Tuesday.
"Dialogue is very important. With the intervention of SP Member Gatuslao, both Mayor Nicor and Vice Mayor Feria were provided the opportunity to thresh out their opposing appreciation of legal opinions," Marañon noted.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday advised the La Castellana officials to take out the P4-million scholarship fund from the P19.7-million 20-percent Development Fund to avoid legal complications.
They should take it from the General Fund instead, he said, citing a memorandum-circular of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) prohibiting it.
Earlier, Mayor Alberto Nicor Jr. said it has been a practice of their municipal government to include the scholarship fund from the Development Fund.
But a DBM order in 2011 prohibited the practice.
La Castellana police authorities arrested an octogenarian for allegedly stabbing his nephew in the neck, Tuesday at Brgy. Lalagasan in the municipality.
Sulpicio Erellana, 82, of Hacienda Camansi-Rongo, Brgy. Lalagsan was collared for allegedly stabbing his 52-year old nephew, Lucibar Paller who was found inside his house in an advance state of decomposition.
Investigation disclosed, Erellana’s sister and grandmother of the victim, Esther told probers that her brother admitted stabbing his nephew after they quarreled the day before the body was discovered.
The suspect said the victim was attempting to destroy the kitchen door of Erellana’s house and demanding money but failed.