BI blacklisted Filibeck for violating immigration rules

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday clarified that Party of European Socialist (PES) deputy secretary general Giacomo Filibeck, an Italian national, was blacklisted for violating the conditions of his stay as a tourist when he came to the Philippines last year. The BI made the statement after Filibeck was barred from entering the Philippines and was immediately deported on Sunday. “He was not supposed to do that because being a tourist he does not enjoy the rights and privileges of a Philippine citizen, particularly the exercise of political rights…

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Philippines bars EU Socialist Party official for criticizing Pres. Duterte

Reuters – Philippine immigration authorities on Sunday denied entry and deported a Socialist Party official from the European Union, who had criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drugs crackdown. Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the Party of European Socialists (PES), was denied entry at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in central Philippines for illegal political activity, an official and local party Akbayan said. Filibeck was due to attend the two-day Akbayan Party Congress with about 20 other foreign delegates but was stopped at the immigration counter and handed a slip of paper informing…

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