15 Jan '11, 10am

70 S. Korean children who went to the Philippines to learn English will be expelled for not having the proper permits.

MANILA - SEVENTY South Korean children who went to the Philippines to learn English will be expelled for not having the proper permits, government agencies said on Saturday. The children, ranging in age from 10 to 16, were brought to the country by seven South Korean adults who entered them in a school without the required documents, immigration bureau personnel said. 'They came in as tourists, as group excursions. They thought the adults who facilitated their trip to the Philippines arranged for (the permits) here,' said an immigration intelligence agent. The seven adults will be deported and barred from returning to the country, the bureau said. The foreign ministry said in a statement that the 70 South Koreans were 'under proper care by Filipino teachers-custodians in their school premises.' It stressed that the children were 'free to move about' and were not in detenti...

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