The Bureau of Immigration has banned two Australians for working in the Philippines without a visa and a work permit.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente ordered the inclusion of Nashat Satar and Joseph Benjamine Goodacre in the Immigration blacklist on the recommendation of the bureau’s legal division.
The Australians were blacklisted while they were abroad, and were told they could no longer re-enter the country.
“This should again serve as a warning to other foreigners who are illegally working here,” Morente said.
According to lawyer Arvin Santos, the agency’s legal division chief, Satar and Goodacre were employed as senior management executives of two Cebu City-based companies engaged in the real estate and construction business.
He said the activities of the two Australians were reported to Immigration by the Filipino workers who opposed their employment.
The complainants claimed that Satar and Goodacre continued to ignore the repeated advice of the company’s Filipino executives to apply for work permits and visas as required by the country’s labor and immigration laws.