Senator Dick Gordon is calling for the deportation of a Chinese woman who recently threw “taho” (soy pudding) at a police officer detailed at the Boni Station of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT).
Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, said the Bureau of Immigration should immediately start deportation proceedings against Zhang Jiale for her failure to respect the country’s rules and laws.
“Chinese nationals here and all other foreign nationals staying in our country should respect our rules and laws. They should not flout our rules and they should also respect the officials who are implementing our laws. China, as our nearest neighbor in Asia, should advise its nationals about complying with the rules and laws of our country and respecting persons in authority here,” the seasoned legislator said.
“Chinese nationals here and all other foreign nationals staying in our country should respect our rules and laws.”
As a security precaution following the twin bombings in a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, the Department of Transportation has been strictly implementing its no liquid policy inside trains and stations of the MRT and the Light Rail Transit (LRT).
“They should not flout our rules and they should also respect the officials who are implementing our laws.”
Reports said the 23-year-old Chinese national was about to board the MRT-3 on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. when Police Officer 1 William Cristobal reminded her of the policy, and asked her to finish her drink first before entering the terminal. Suddenly, Zhang threw her plastic cup of taho at Cristobal.
Zhang was apprehended and brought to the Mandaluyong Police Community Precinct 5 near the Boni MRT station.