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DOJ: NBI looking into other violations by Chinese in underground Pampanga clinic

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Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said on Saturday (May 30) the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are looking into other violations that may have been committed by the Chinese nationals who were found running an underground medical clinic in Pampanga.

“I understand inaaral ng NBI yung cases that will be filed because there might be multiple violations committed by these foreign nationals,” he said during the Laging Handa briefing.

In the meantime, he said the National Prosecution Service (NPS) is awaiting the charges that will be filed by the NBI.

Last May 19, police arrested Chinese nationals Lui Wei and Hu Shiling at an underground medical facility at the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark, Angeles City which was believed treating Chinese nationals infected with the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19).

Perete said the two could be held liable for violating the Medical Act and could face imprisonment of one to five years.

He added they could face deportation proceedings for being involved in illegal activities.

In the meantime, Perete said the two have been placed in the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) alert list so they won’t be able to get out of the country easily.

Also, he said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has directed both the NBI and BI to located more underground medical facilities operated by foreigners.

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