THE newly designated chief of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Davao City warned Filipinas against extorting from their foreigner husbands.
"Do not use our office as a vehicle to harass foreigners," said
Florentino G. Diputado, new BI Davao acting alien control officer.
who is acting alien control officer of BI Cagayan de Oro before he
assumed the Davao post on February 6, said there were many instances
when Filipinas file complaints before their office claiming to be
He said not all complaints are held true based on BI investigation.
"Case-to-case basis kasi kami," he said, adding they would
immediately call the attention of the foreigners involved and give his
right to defend themselves.
He said they would later find out that most complaints were extortion related.
Wikipedia.com defines extortion as not only the unlawful demanding
and obtaining of something through force, but additionally, in its
formal definition, the infliction of something such as pain and
suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant.