FOCAP to BI: We’re wrong group to ask about Atyani’s accreditation

By: - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ
/ 09:19 PM June 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) told the Bureau of Immigration  that it cannot issue a certification on missing Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani because visiting journalists apply for accreditation with another organization.

In a letter to Immigration Chief Ricardo David Jr. dated June 27, FOCAP President Keiichi Tanaka said “FOCAP groups only Philippine-based foreign and local journalists working for international news organization.”


“Visiting journalists apply for accreditation with the International Press Center,” Tanaka said.

The BI earlier said it is investigating Atyani if he has the proper documentation when he arrived in the Philippines.


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