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More immigration men facing prosecution over escape of fugitive Korean


Justice Secretery Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–More Immigration personnel will be held liable for the departure of a wanted Korean, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said after meeting with Immigration officials Tuesday.

“The Bureau of Immigration is also conducting its own investigation and pointed certain personalities involved in the irregular departure of the Korean national,” De Lima said in an ambush interview.

Earlier, the Bureau of Immigration relieved from her post Ma. Roselle Sacendoncillo and she has been recalled to the Immigration’s main office in Intramuros.

The case stemmed from the escape of Park Sung Jun who is wanted for an investment scam in South Korea last March 18.

According to BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang, the employee is also being investigated for possible administrative and criminal liability.

Results of the initial investigation showed that the BI employee had cleared Park’s departure before boarding a Philippine Airlines flight to South Korea.

Mangrobang clarified that the Korean has been the object of a manhunt by BI operatives but eluded arrest during his stay in the country.

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Tags: corruption in the Philippines , Features , Global Nation , Immigration , Leila de Lima

  • dodong1

    chinese, koreans nakakawala sa ating mga kulungan at nakakalusot.. IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES TALAGA..HAYYY BUHAYYYYY!!

  • Hunter421

    This happens all the time! The DOJ issues a hold-departure order (HDO) against an individual but they need only pay certain Immigration officials to make their escape! This particular incident seems so casual that it must happen regularly.

  • jpmd88

    BI should be renamed Bureau of Idiots

  • ernesto

    pag ofw na OEC lang ang kulang di pwede makalabas pag wanted high profile case pwede na makalabas, tiger look kung makatingin sa OFW pag dumaan sa BI

  • Jack Bw

    Show them no mercy, Sec. We’re counting on you!

  • pasaway008ako

    ang mga kasong ganito wala namang nagyayari, panay naman palabra at palabas ang nangyayari. wala ka namang nabalitaan na si ganito na tumulong sa pag takas ni ganito ay nasisanti sa trabaho! kaya marami sa ating pinoy ang corrupt dahil ganyan, walang galang sa batas dahil hindi pinaiiral. kung pinaiiral ay doon sa taong hindi man lang makatayo sa kanyang kinalalagyan. ppero iyong taong nakaupo sa kanyang kinalalagyan ay sasapukin ka pa kapag nagreklamo ka. ayos ang batas ng ‘pinas kong mahal!!!

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