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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested six foreigners who were working in the Philippines illegally.

Cai Nongnong, a 28-year-old female Chinese national who entered the Philippines on a student visa, had reportedly overstayed since July last year. Cai later obtained a Philippine passport under the name Jasmin Tan Lui, Business Mirror reported.

According to the BI, fingerprint records showed that Cai and Lui were the same person. Investigations revealed that she was working as a travel agent in the Philippines, and on August 28, the BI arrested her in Intramuros, Manila.

In another case, four Chinese nationals and a Korean were arrested in Guiguinto, Bulacan after they were found to be working in a factory that produced straps for bags and slippers. None of the five migrant workers had a valid visa.

Jaime H. Morente, commissioner of the BI, said he issued orders for their arrests after investigations showed that they had been violating Philippine immigration laws.

The six foreign nationals are now being held in a detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation proceedings.

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