3 weeks Faces of the News: October 11, 2020 Inquirer
Jeffrey Dale Ignacio Immigration officer Jeffrey Dale Ignacio confirmed the "open secret" that some personnel of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) were on the take when he appeared in the Senate as the latest witness in the so-called "pastillas" scheme. Ignacio identified the top players among immigration officials and employees who have been demanding bribes for the hassle-free entry of Chinese visitors into the country. He also corroborated the earlier testimony of whistleblower Allison Chiong. Ignacio admitted acting as a foot soldier in the pastillas racket and was among the 19 bureau employees charged with graft by the National Bureau ... more