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  • In his report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Acting Chief Grifton Medina said the passengers were recently intercepted on three separate occasions at the NAIA 2 and 3 terminals. The passengers include a Chinese national who arrived with a fraudulently acquired Philippine passport, an African with a bogus Mali passport, and another Chinese man with a fake Canadian visa. “They were all brought to our detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City and are now undergoing deportation proceedings for using spurious immigration documents,” Medina said.

  • Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently barred from leaving the country seven undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who attempted to depart in the guise of being tourists. BI Port Operations Acting Chief, Grifton Medina said the passengers were deferred to depart after being intercepted on separate occasions last week at NAIA Terminal 2 and 3.

  • 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.

  • Seven suspected victims of human traffickings were rescued by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after they were intercepted for possessing spurious travel documents. “These fraud syndicates continue to ignore our warnings. There will be no letup in our campaign against human trafficking and their victims will not be allowed to leave if they are caught,” said Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente. Morente issued the statement after the seven passengers were stopped from leaving the country last week in three separate instances at Terminals 3 and 1 of the NAIA.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported a Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in his country for operating an illegal gambling website.According to his report to Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina identified the fugitive as 35-year-old Jung Hyeongwook, who left the country last Sept. 3 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight to Pusan.

  • Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently barred from entering the country a Taiwanese fugitive wanted in his country for business fraud. In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina identified the Taiwanese as 70-year-old Miao Jwu-Yi, who was intercepted September 30 at the NAIA 1 terminal upon his arrival from Hongkong. Medina said Miao was apprehended after his name registered a hit in the Bureau of Immigration’s database of blacklisted foreigners with derogatory records.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) urged aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to avoid human traffickers and illegal recruiters who would prey on their vulnerabilities, after the agency uncovered the recurrence a modus operandi of a syndicate that houses and trains its victims at safe houses before deployment abroad. Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the reminder after two women were recently barred from leaving the country for misrepresenting their age and narrating their experience with the syndicate that recruited them. The women had alleged that they were kept by their handlers in a safehouse in Paco, Manila for two months before they were booked for their flights.

  • PASAY, Philippines: “We welcome foreigners to visit the Philippines—work here, live here, study here, retire here, we welcome aliens as long as they comply with our laws.” Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of more than 500 aliens in a raid of an illegal Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in Pasay City.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently intercepted seven passengers about to leave the country without the necessary work permits. Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina said five workers bound for Malaysia were found to have been hired by an agency already suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

    He added that Poland was the final destination of these workers who were hired as factory workers. Two workers were also prevented from boarding their flight to Hong Kong after they were caught in possession of fake overseas employment certificates, or exit clearance.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported the arrest of two foreign fugitives from the United States and People’s Republic of China who are wanted by authorities in their country for serious offenses. Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American as Arthur Mark Curts, 61, and the Chinese national as Dong Jinxi, 66, who were arrested recently in Cebu province.

  • The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of six high-profile fugitives from the People’s Republic of China (PROC) who are wanted by Beijing authorities for economic crimes and defrauding many of their compatriots of multi-billion dollar online lottery gaming scam.

  • Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued a reminder to Filipinos planning to travel abroad. "Secure the proper documentation, don't employ the help of fixers youe meet online" said Morente. " Most of the time victims end up being duped, with fake documents." he warned, following the incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 Immigration Officers intercepted a Filipina bound for Tokyo for presenting a fake passport.

  • PASAY CITY - Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted again two South Koreans who are wanted fugitives from justice in their country. In a report reaching Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente that Koreans Hong Chan Woo, 24 years old, and Jun Juman, 36 years old, whose names are both in the Interpol’s wanted list, were intercepted on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively, at the departure area of the NAIA 3 terminal.

  • MANILA, Philippines — Immigration agents are on heightened alert in preparation for the swelling of travellers for the South East Asian Games and holiday rush, the bureau said Friday. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that the bureau is “expecting up to 3% increase in arrivals and departures this holiday season.”

    For December 2018, the bureau’s records showed that more than 1.5 million passengers arrived in the country while more than 1.2 million left. Morente said the expected travellers are overseas Filipino workers and Filipinos living abroad coming home to celebrate Christmas. For the upcoming SEA Games, the Immigration is expecting 8,000 delegates that include athletes, media, technical volunteers, fans and audiences.

    With the anticipated influx of travellers, the Immigration's Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said that the bureau is enforcing a “No Leave, No Absences” policy during the SEA Games and holiday rush. “Our men have been instructed not to go on leave during the peak season to maximize our manpower,” Medina said.

  • 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.

  • Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the alien as 71-year-old Katsumi Ohno, who was arrested last Sept. 30 along the service road in Roxas Blvd., Pasay City by members of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU). Morente said the arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation which he signed pursuant to a deportation order that the Bureau of Immigration board of commissioners issued against the Japanese on June 20, 2019.

  • This was according to the Bureau of Immigration, that they arrested a Britsh pedophile and an American sex offender in Pampanga in a back to back operation. The full story is below.

  • This was according to Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina. This was in relation to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 16 undocumented overseas Filipino workers who attempted to leave the country by disguising themselves as tourists. The full story is below .

  • MANILA - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has stopped an alleged member of the “dreaded international motorcycle gang” Hells Angels from entering the Philippines. A press release from the agency said its officers barred Australian national Daniel Anthony Stalley from exiting the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after his arrival on November 25 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina said it was the Australian government that alerted them of the 37-year-old’s intended arrival in Manila. “Information about him and his affiliations were included in our database. This prompted our offices to immediately exclude him and book him on the first available flight to his port of origin,” Medina said.

    BI-Interpol chief Rommel Tacorda said the Hells Angels gang has been linked to organized crime in various countries. That is why Stalley was considered an “undesirable alien who poses a risk to public safety.”

  • According to Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Grifton Medina Suspect insisted that the victim is employed as a sales and marketing assistant in his travel consultancy firm, the company ID and business card presented by his companion are genuine. Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently apprehended an illegal recruiter who attempted to facilitate the departure of one of his victims by making it appear that the latter was his employee. Bureau of Immigration (BI) port operations division chief Grifton Medina said the 40-year old suspect and his 34-year-old female victim were stopped from leaving the country last July 26 as they were about to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Medina declined to name the two passengers as the anti-trafficking law prohibits the public disclosure of human traffickers and their victims. “The suspect insisted that the victim is employed as a sales and marketing assistant in his travel consultancy firm, and that the company ID and business card presented by his companion are genuine,” Medina said. However, upon prodding, Medina said the victim confessed that she paid the suspect P25,000 to facilitate her travel abroad and that the identification documents she showed were only given by her alleged recruiter.It was also learned that the victim had in her possession a working visa and a connecting ticket to the United Arab Emirates where she was hired to work as a sales person.According to BI travel control and enforcement unit chief Timotea Barizo, a check of the bureau’s travel database showed it was not the first time that the alleged recruiter facilitated the departure of his suspected victims out of the country. “Our records show that on May 9 last year he left the country with two female companions on the pretext that they were traveling as tourists and would return three days later,” Barizo said. “Instead, he came back alone and left his companions abroad.” The incident prompted Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente to reiterate his warning to prospective overseas workers who want to work abroad to beware of unscrupulous persons offering to facilitate their travel through misrepresentation and use of fraudulent documents. “These bogus documents are easily recognizable to our immigration officers,” Morente said. "We are not just stopping victims, we are on the lookout to stop their recruiters as well. If intercepted, these recruiters will be turned over to the proper authorities for the filing of the appropriate criminal charges," he warned. 

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