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Duterte takes ‘careful’ approach on Chinese influx to PH: We are nearing 400K in China

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte is taking a careful stance in dealing with illegal Chinese workers in the Philippines, noting that there are close to 400,000 Filipinos in China.

“Remember, we are nearing 400,000 Filipinos in China, so careful tayo diyan. That’s the reason why pigil ako,” said Duterte during an interview in Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s television program Give Us This Day.

The President revealed that some Chinese have been working here unlawfully for a prolonged period of time.

“The ones who are here are the illegal, hindi naman entry, illegally prolonging there stay and working odd jobs dito sa mga ano…,” according to him.

Several officials previously lamented that an influx of workers from China into the Philippines could lead to local job losses.

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