BI to deport ‘abusive’ Australian, Chinese fugitive

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport an 'undesirable' Australian accused of abusing his Filipina live-in partner and her child, as well as a Chinese fugitive wanted for engaging in illegal business activities in his home country.

Commissioner Norman Tansingco on Saturday identified one of the foreigners as Peter David Maxwell, 66, who was arrested in Morong, Bataan by the BI intelligence division and fugitive search unit (FSU) on Oct. 25.

The case stemmed from a complaint filed by Maxwell's estranged wife, who accused the Australian of battery and child abuse.

The complaint also alleged that the Australian has been the object of numerous complaints by residents in their neighborhood in Morong for being a troublemaker and threatening to harm people whenever he gets drunk.

Tansingco issued a mission order to have the Australian arrested because 'foreigners who harm Filipino women and children do not deserve the privilege to stay here and should be kicked out of the country.'

He added that Maxwell's tourist visa already expired in 2018 and his passport is no longer valid, making him an undocumented and overstaying foreigner subject to deportation.

Meanwhile, the BI also announced the arrest in Cebu province of a Chinese fugitive wanted by authorities in Beijing for illegally manufacturing and selling machines that turns tobacco into cigarettes.

Xiao Peng, 51, was nabbed by FSU agents at his residence in Costa del Sol Subdivision., Barangay Suba-Basbas, Lapu-Lapu City on Nov. 2.

The Chinese government, which sought his arrest, said Xiao was the subject of a warrant issued by the public security bureau in Jiangle County, Western Fujian province.

Source: Philippines News Agency