MANILA — Two Chinese fugitives, wanted for alleged crimes in their home country, are set to be deported following their arrest in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Saturday. Zhu Tingyun, 43, and Wang Yun, 30, were apprehended in Parañaque City and Pasay City respectively on June 19.

According to Philippines News Agency, Zhu is wanted in China for operating an illegal online gambling site, while Wang faces charges related to involvement in a kidnapping. The Chinese Embassy in Manila confirmed the outstanding warrants for both individuals. Tansingco stated, “We will deport them to China so they could stand trial for their alleged crimes, and they will remain in our blacklist to prevent them from re-entering the Philippines.”

Both Zhu and Wang have been detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, as they await deportation. Their arrests highlight ongoing efforts by Philippine authorities to address issues of overstaying and illegal activities by foreign nationals.

In a related matter, BI officers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport reported the arrival of four Filipino female deportees from South Korea, also on June 19. These women were victims of sham job recruiters who promised them monthly salaries of PHP80,000 to work as entertainers in a bar. Unfortunately, the jobs never materialized, and their 59-day tourist visas expired, leading to their detention and lack of payment.

Tansingco cautioned the public against such fraudulent recruitment schemes, advising, “These women suffered exploitation and they ended up detained without receiving their rightful wages, all due to deceptive assurances. We remind the public to always beware, as these deceitful recruiters paint a rosy picture of hope but often leave you in despair. If something feels off or seems too good to be true, trust your instincts.”

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