Immigration files deportation charges vs Spanish national in viral Dasmarinas village scuffle

Spanish national Javier Salvador Parra, who figured in an altercation with a cop in his home in Dasmarinas Village in Makati City, is facing additional charges for overstaying in the Philippines and for being an undesirable alien, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Friday.

The verbal scuffle stemmed from the failure of Parra’s household help to wear a face mask while watering plants outside the house in violation of the quarantine measures implemented by the government.

“Upon investigation by our intelligence division, it was confirmed that he has failed to extend and has already overstayed his visa,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said.

“Aliens who disrespect symbols of our country and persons of authority are not welcome in the Philippines. Their sojourn here is a privilege, not a right. It is in the same manner that our kababayan who are living and working abroad respect the laws of their host country,” he added.

The deportation case is separate from the criminal charges lodged against Parra.

” Foreign nationals who are here in the country are expected to follow Philippine laws, especially in these special times wherein public health and safety is at risk. There is no exemption, whether you are living in a posh village, or in a slum area, you must obey the law,” Morente said.

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