(Metro News) QC eyes listing of aliens in barangays

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 28 – The Quezon City government on Monday said it will require foreigners or aliens to register in the barangay (village) where they are staying a week after their arrival.

QC officials said this is to protect local residents against foreign criminals and also protect the rights of the aliens against unscrupulous local syndicates.

QC's 3rd Dist. Councilor Jaime Borres said this will also enable them to benefit from equal protection of the law accorded to Filipino citizens.

Foreigners who are already resident aliens in the city at the time of the approval of the ordinance would have one week to register in their respective barangay.

Barangay officials would also require the foreign residents to submit a photocopy of their alien certificate registration (ACR) issued by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID).

The proposed measure would also authorize the barangay treasurer to charge each registered alien a P500 registration fee. The amount would be deposited in the official bank depository under a trust fund account.

Borres said if the need arises, the registration fees collected from the aliens would be used to cover for any expenses to resident aliens if they fall victim to any form of criminality. (PNA)

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