BI nabs Canadian for violation of conditions of stay

Intelligence agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Canadian, on Wednesday morning, for violation of conditions of his stay.

Gavril Daniel Todean, 51, was arrested in coordination with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Autority Police, in a fastfood chain along Rizal Avenue in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, for failing to comply with his order to leave.

According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, the Canadian previously held a visa sponsored by a retail company in Subic.

“As per procedure, holders of the Subic-Clark Working Visa are required to leave the country once their visa expires, or if they are no longer connected to the company,” Morente explained.

However, Todean reportedly failed to comply with the order, despite not being connected with the sponsoring company for almost a year.

Section 37(a)7 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940 states that any alien who remains in the Philippines in violation of any limitation or condition under which he was admitted as a nonimmigrant is considered deportable.

BI nabs Canadian for violation of conditions of stay

Todean will be temporarily held at the BI’s Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending the resolution of his deportation case.

Earlier, BI warned who are already in the country to regularize their stay or be for violation of  laws.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the warning after  agents in Mindanao arrested an American in Samal Island, Davao del Norte.

George Pasciolla, 51, was arrested last October 12 on the strength of a warrant of  issued by Morente. Pasciolla is currently detained at the BI holding facility in Davao City pending his transfer to the Bureau’s detention center in  City.

According to BI intelligence officer Melody Penbelope Gonzales, BI-Mindanao Intelligence Task Group head, Pasciolla was arrested after his estranged Filipina girlfriend complained that the former had been sending threatening text messages and harassing her for failing to support him financially.

Records showed that the American was placed in the Bureau’s blacklist on October last year for his continued failure to settle his fees with the Bureau as a foreign indigent.

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