Taiwanese fugitive barred from entering PH

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    A TAIWANESE wanted in Taipei for business fraud was barred from entering the country recently by the Bureau of Immigration.

    BI Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said 70-year-old Miao Jwu-Yi was barred from entering the country last September 30 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 upon his arrival from Hong Kong.

    Medina said Miao was apprehended after his name registered a hit in the BI’s database of blacklisted foreigners with derogatory records.

    He was flown to Taipei the following day, together with his escorts from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila, Medina added.

    Medina said they were informed by their counterparts that Miao was convicted and sentenced to more than four years in prison in 2017 for violating Taiwan’s Business Entity Accounting Act.

    Medina said Miao went into hiding and fled Taiwan upon learning of his conviction, prompting the district prosecutor’s office in Taipei to issue a warrant for his arrest.

    BI’s Border Control and Intelligence Unit Head Rommel Tacorda said that prior to his flight, Miao was issued a single-use travel document by TECO because the Taiwanese government had earlier cancelled his passport. – Ashzel Hachero