KALIBO, Aklan—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Aklan is set to investigate 2,000 alleged undocumented foreigners living in the province.
Provincial board member Nemesio Neron, chairman on committee on peace and order, said the majority of these undocumented foreigners adds up to the overpopulation in the resort island of Boracay.
“We have gathered this number coming from our intelligence community, while some were overstaying aliens,” he said.
The foreigners were composed mostly of Korean and Chinese tourists.
The SP investigation includes seeking an explanation from the Bureau of Immigration why there were many undocumented foreigners in the province.
“This issue is also timely because the national government is undergoing a crackdown against illegal structures in the island of Boracay,” said Neron, a retired police general.
Prior to his election in the provincial board, Neron served as provincial police chief of Aklan and the city police chief of Valenzuela City in Metro Manila.