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BI eyeing possible actions vs taho-throwing Chinese woman

Chinese woman Jiale Zhang

Director Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, talks to Jiale Zhang, a Chinese national detained for throwing taho at a police officer at the Boni Station of MRT 3 in Mandaluyong. (Photo from the NCRPO)

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said it would study possible actions against a Chinese woman who threw taho, a soybean curd drink, at a police officer detailed at the Boni Station of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3).

“We will be coordinating with the DOTr [Department of Transportation] and the NCRPO [National Capital Region Police Office] for details about the case and will study possible actions against said foreigner,” BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said in a statement.


Chinese national Jiale Zhang is already facing complaints of direct assault, disobedience to a person in authority, and unjust vexation for throwing taho at PO1 William Cristobal, who barred her from entering Boni Station because she was carrying food.

READ: Chinese woman faces assault raps after taho-throwing incident


MRT 3 had recently implemented a strict policy of banning any form of liquid that could be used to formulate liquid explosives.

READ: NCRPO backs stricter implementation of MRT, LRT liquid ban

DOTr is also considering to ban Jiale from riding the MRT 3 due to the incident.

READ: DOTr eyes MRT ban on ‘taho-throwing’ Chinese woman

BI previously reported that Chinese nationals topped the list of foreigners who were denied entry to the Philippines in 2018 for their disrespectful behavior toward Immigration officers.

Thirty-seven Chinese nationals were barred entry by the BI last year, along with 25 Americans and 23 Koreans, nine Japanese and four Saudi Arabians. /atm

READ: BI: Chinese nationals top list of barred aliens


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