Canadian facing slander raps barred from leaving

A CANADIAN national was stopped by immigration officers from leaving the country due to a criminal complaint for slander and grave coercion filed against him by a Filipino businesswoman.

BI Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina identified the passenger as Nelson William Paul Mayko, 56.  He was intercepted last Friday at the NAIA Terminal 1 as he was about to board Korean Airlines flight to Incheon, South Korea.

Medina said Mayko was stopped from leaving after immigration officers found that the passenger is in the BI’s alert list of aliens with pending criminal cases. 

“Our officers also determined that aside from the said criminal case, a complaint for undesirability and working without permit was also lodged against him before the BI law and investigation division,” said Medina.

Mayko’s passport was confiscated and he was advised to report at the BI Legal Division.

Citing records, Medina said the case against Mayko was initiated by a Filipino businesswoman who used to own and operate a stall at the public market in Barangay Plaza, Tanay, Rizal.

The Filipina alleged that Mayko forcibly took over the stall units in the market, including the ready-to-wear items being sold there.

The BI said persons with pending cases in the country cannot be allowed to leave without facing and answering the charges against them.

Morente observed that the charges against Mayko were so serious that it should warrant a fair and proper hearing before the court and BI.