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October 12, 2019 by Borderops Staff

Pitong Filipino workers, naharang ng Bureau of Immigration sa NAIA

Pitong filipino workers, naharang ng Bureau of Immigration sa NAIA.

December 17, 2018 by Borderops Staff

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E-gates sa NAIA, Dinagdagan ng Bureau of Immigration ( BI )

Dinagdagan na ang electronic gates sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) para mabawasan ang mahabang pila sa immigration area bunsod ng dami ng pasahero ngayong holiday season. Inamin naman ng pamunuan ng NAIA na hindi tuluyang matutugunan ng mga e-gate ang problema sa pila.

August 3, 2019 by Borderops Staff

Scrap or tighten? DOJ, Immigration bureau review visa-upon-arrival scheme
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According to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, the program is prone to abuse.

"Na-abuse 'yan in a sense kasi andito na mag-aapply ‘yan ng visa, tourist visa... Kino-convert nila to something else like work visa, special work permit," Guevarra said.

(It gets abused in the sense that once they’re here, they’ll apply for tourist visa. But they convert that to something else like work visa, special work permit.)

November 7, 2019 by Borderops Staff

As contingents arrive for SEA Games, immigration says ‘heightened alert’ up
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The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday said airports are on "heightened alert," as the country prepares for the influx of foreigners, a number expected to swell because the country will host the Southeast Asian Games beginning later this month.

Grifton Medina, immigration port operations chief, said his office is expecting as many as 20,000 delegates to arrive for the Games.

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"We Are In The Midst Of An Intensified Campaign Against Human Trafficking Thus We Are Warning Aspiring OFWs To Comply With The Rules And Requirements For Overseas Workers."

PASAY, Philippines— Bureau of Immigration Chief Grifton Medina."Our immigration officers found numerous inconsistencies in their statements. They all eventually admitted having United Arab Emirates (UAE) visas in their possession and that their final destination is Dubai where they were recruited to work as household service workers.". Four undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hired to work as household service workers (HSW) in Dubai were stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for attempting to leave for Bangkok in the guise of being tourists, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said.“We are in the midst of an intensified campaign against human trafficking.

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"Foreign Nationals Should Respect Our Laws When They Are In Our Country. Improper Behavior And Derogatory Remarks Gave The Officer Further Reason To Deny Zare Bahari'sEntry."

According to Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina. —An Iranian fugitive wanted for an assault and battery case was intercepted by immigration officers upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday morning. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division (POD) Chief Grifton Medina said 31-year-old Zare Bahari Bahareh was immediately excluded hours after she arrived at the NAIA terminal 3 aboard a Cebu Pacific flight from Dubai.

Medina said Zare Bahari, who was a respondent to an assault and battery case in Dagupan, was intercepted by Bureau of Immigration men upon seeing that her name has a hit in their derogatory database.

Read more at: https://borderops.ph/news/press-release/846-iranian-fugitive-zare-bahari-respondent-to-assault-and-battery-in-dagupan-intercepted-by-bureau-of-immigration-men

"Genuine Service To Be Inculcated In Our Front-Liners."

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the deployment of 67 newly-hired immigration officers to the country's international airports after graduating on Wednesday, October 2. According to Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, this is part of the agency's continuous efforts to improve its services to the travelling public. "The graduation of the officers is timed prior to the projected influx of passenger in the airport in the next few months for the upcoming South East Asian Games, and at the same time as the holiday rush begins," Morente said.

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its port personnel barred 180 aliens from entering the country last year for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the number of rude aliens turned back in 2019 was slightly higher than the 133 foreigners who were barred in 2018. In 2017, 129 were turned back for the same cause.

According to Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina " ban applies to all newly-hired household service workers (HSWs) recruited for deployment to the said Middle Eastern emirate." The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that it has started implementing the government ban on the deployment of newly-hired domestic workers to Kuwait. According to BI acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina, immigration officers in the different international ports have been instructed to strictly enforce the ban imposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

“These syndicates will stop at nothing in using every trick they can think of to skirt our ban on the departure of undocumented workers." Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have reported another modus operandi of human trafficking syndicates wherein female victims are made to pose as nannies of minor children so they could evade immigration scrutiny.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently intercepted a Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in Seoul for involvement in cyber fraud. In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina identified the passenger as 36-year-old Yun Kyungmin, who was intercepted last Dec. 19 at the NAIA terminal 2.

 

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11 January 2020

Ban starts on OFWs in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has started implementing the ban on Kuwait-bound newly hired household service workers (HSWs) after receiving a copy of the Jan. 3 resolution from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ordering the partial ban following the recent suspicious death of a Filipino domestic worker in the Gulf state.

Bureau of Immigration acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina clarified, however, that Kuwaiti-bound HSWs whose employment certificates were issued before the cut-off date of Jan. 3, 2020 would still be allowed to leave.

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06 January 2020

Immigration chief vows to improve service in 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is looking to improve its service delivery for 2020, Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Sunday.Morente said the innovations that had been put in place in recent years would ensure a better system, as queueing time in the country’s entry and exit points would be reduced to just eight seconds from the usual 45 seconds.

“[This year we] will reap what we have sowed in terms of improvements laid out in the past years,” he said in a statement. “We have laid out numerous improvements for the past years, now it’s time to see how these changes have improved the system.” According to BI, the 21 electronic gates, or e-gates, installed in major airports nationwide is set to service 250,000 passengers per month, or three million travelers in yearly.  This would comprise roughly 10 percent of all passengers, as Bureau of Immigration recorded 32.3 million arrivals and departures for 2019.

“With this growing number of international travelers, there is a need for our numbers to grow as well,” Morente said.  “For 2020, we pray that we be granted more manpower as we are expecting numerous airports to open.  We are also looking into beefing up our manpower for our southern borders.”

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10 January 2020

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Barred 180 Aliens From Entering The Country Last 2019 For Being Rude And Disrespectful To Immigration Officers

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its port personnel barred 180 aliens from entering the country last year for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the number of rude aliens turned back in 2019 was slightly higher than the 133 foreigners who were barred in 2018. In 2017, 129 were turned back for the same cause.

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07 January 2020

Bureau of Immigration announced that it has started implementing the government ban on the deployment of newly-hired domestic workers to Kuwait

According to Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina " ban applies to all newly-hired household service workers (HSWs) recruited for deployment to the said Middle Eastern emirate." The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that it has started implementing the government ban on the deployment of newly-hired domestic workers to Kuwait. According to BI acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina, immigration officers in the different international ports have been instructed to strictly enforce the ban imposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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31 December 2019

"Human Trafficking Syndicates Using Minors To Spirit Victims Out Of Philippines." Bureau of Immigration

“These syndicates will stop at nothing in using every trick they can think of to skirt our ban on the departure of undocumented workers." Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have reported another modus operandi of human trafficking syndicates wherein female victims are made to pose as nannies of minor children so they could evade immigration scrutiny.

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