Philippine immigration scam for Chinese travellers involved 9 in 10 staff, says whistle-blower

A whistle-blower who exposed a Philippine Bureau of Immigration syndicate that earned billions of pesos selling entry to Chinese nationals has identified himself – and claimed that 90 per cent of the department’s staff were involved in the racket. Immigration officer Allison Chiong told a senate hearing on Thursday the scam even enabled foreigners who were blacklisted or had criminal records to enter and leave the Philippines without being scrutinised or stopped at the airport. “I had to…