DOLE: No rule barring critical foreign journalists from PH

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga — Nothing in the new government guidelines on issuing working permits to foreigners bars certain foreign journalists — even those critical of the Duterte administration — from entering the country.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) made this clarification after it signed with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) the Joint Guidelines on the Issuance of Work and Employment Permits to Foreign Nationals here on Labor Day, May 1.

“Nothing in the guidelines would state so that we are barring specific foreign journalist or foreign media outfit to come into the Philippines and cov…

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