MANILA, Philippines — The informant who uncovered the purported "pastillas" renumeration plot inside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) before a Senate hearing including Chinese nationals is presently under the care of the Witness Protection Program (WPP), Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday.
Guevarra was alluding to migration official Allison "Alex" Chong who approached and uncovered the racket including air terminal and movement work force who as far as anyone knows get kickbacks in return for the consistent section of Chinese nationals into the nation.
"Nasa WPP authority na 'yung informant. We took him in upon the solicitation of Sen. Hontiveros and the Senate President because of security concerns," Guevarra told journalists.
"He (Chong) will be assessed altogether by the WPP before he could be considered for full inclusion," he included.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has set on coasting status 19 work force referenced in the Senate hearing, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte requested the alleviation everything being equal and representatives of the BI supposedly engaged with the plan.
Early this week, Hontiveros uncovered the "pastillas" conspire wherein Chinese nationals needing to work in Philippine seaward gaming administrators (Pogos) shell out a P10,000 "escort" charge to air terminal and migration officials in return for a consistent section into the nation.
The plan was designated "pastillas" probably on the grounds that the pay off the cash would be abounded in a bond paper and would look like pastillas, a milk-based sweet Filipino delicacy.