PCG prepares for deluge of Filipino deportees from Malaysia

/ 05:30 AM September 07, 2018

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station here is bracing for the arrival of thousands of undocumented Filipinos from Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur ended its amnesty program.

Capt. Joseph Coyme, chief of the PCG Southwestern Mindanao, said an estimated 400,000 Filipino illegals in Malaysia would be targets for deportation.


“We are bracing for the mass deportation of undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia,” he said.

Malaysia ended its amnesty program on Aug. 30.


“We have been dealing with deportation issues, but this time it’s different because (400,000) is a huge number,” said Lt. Commander Noriel Ramos, district commander of the PCG Zamboanga Station.

“We will be dealing with it soon and we need the support of other government line agencies,” he said. —JULIE ALIPALA

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Filipino deportees from Malaysia, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine news updates, undocumented Filipinos
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.