Bi orders deportation of Syrian national

MANILA-- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of Rahman Zina, one of the suspected members of terrorist group Islamic State Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), who was arrested in Taguig City last March 25.

In a summary deportation order signed by the three-man board of commissioners headed by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, it has directed to deport Zina to Syria.

"Wherefore, finding the charge to be sufficient and well substantiated, we hereby order the deportation of Rahaf Zina (Rahaf) to Syria, subject to the submission of her National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance," said the order which was also signed by Deputy Commissioners Estanislao Canta and Jose Carlito Licas, who are also members of the board.

The order has also included the Syrian's name in the bureau's blacklist as undocumented/undesirable.

"Respondent's presence in the country poses risk to public interest," the summary deportation order added.

No schedule has been set yet for her deportation.

Zina, together with a Kuwaiti national Husayn Al-Dhafiri, were apprehended in Bonifacio Global City last month by the BI Fugitive Search Unit in coordination with Intelligence and Security Unit-Intelligence Security Group, Philippine Army and Intelligence Group Philippine National Police.

Source: Philippines News Agency