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Aklan mayor: Illegal foreign workers in Boracay at risk of deportation

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Malay Mayor Abram Sualog of Aklan province has warned foreigners working in Boracay Island to secure a mayor’s permit or they can face deportation.

An ad-hoc committee will inspect establishments allegedly employing foreign workers without permits starting this week, said Sualog, who assumed as mayor after Ciceron Cawaling was dismissed from public service for neglecting Boracay.

The committee is composed of representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Interior and Local Government among others.

The politiko said foreign workers should secure a working visa as a prerequisite for acquiring the mayor’s permit.

“If the foreign worker is found without permit and working visa, and the Bureau of Immigration is there, they will be immediately deported,” added Sualog.