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BI arrests overstaying American who allegedly attacked delivery rider

The Bureau of Immigration arrested a 43-year-old American who was shown on video beating a delivery rider in Cebu City.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the BI Intelligence Division arrested the US national on March 1 inside his hotel room in Barangay Day-as, Zapatera.

Tansingco said the last extension on the foreigner's stay expired on April 7, 2022, and the foreigner has been overstaying in the country for 11 months.

“He has no right to verbally and physically abuse a Filipino. His actions show that he is abusing the hospitality of our country. He should be deported for being an undesirable alien,” Tansingco said in a statement.

Tansingco said the American would be perpetually banned from entering the country and would be included in BI’s blacklist. — DVM, GMA Integrated News

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