Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

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Tweet A veteran airport police at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is in danger of losing his job after two women said he smuggled them out for a flight to Singapore, in violation of the law against human trafficking. Cpl. Rolando Nator of the Airport Police Department, however, has not reported for work for a […]

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Tweet Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the dismissal from the service of 18 Bureau of Immigration personnel for alleged involvement in human trafficking and other illegal activities at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport at Clark Field in Pampanga. In a ruling on an administrative case, De Lima said she found credible the sworn […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 15th, 2011

Tweet A former Indonesian maid is jailed 10 weeks and fined S$2,000 for abandoning her newborn baby in a rooftop garden in Eunos, and overstaying here for 273 days. The mother of the baby abandoned at Eunos is sentenced to 4 weeks jail. Investigations revealed that Indriani, 27, abandoned her baby on 18 April in […]

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Tweet THE police are on the lookout for a man who offers to help Changi Airport travellers with checking in their luggage, only to steal from them or make off with their bags. The police are on the lookout for a man who offers to help Changi Airport travellers with checking in their luggage, only […]

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Tweet The Labor Day and Mother’s Day Issue (MAY 2011) of Bagong Bayani Magazine with RAMON PADIERNOS, Philippines’ Pride in the High Octane World of Digital Technology on the cover, is now out and available for FREE, as usual! BAGONG BAYANI (MODERN-DAY HERO) MAGAZINE is published monthly in English and Filipino by Salomon Publishing Singapore […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 27th, 2011

Tweet The Philippines Department of Justice (”DOJ”) issued an Advisory Opinion explaining to the public the issues surrounding the recruitment, arrest, detention and conviction of Filipinos caught transporting illegal drugs abroad.   As with its previous Advisory Opinion regarding the basic rights of citizens in military/police checkpoints, Advisory Opinion No. 2 is in line with […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 13th, 2011

Tweet Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. welcomed a recently released US State Department report that the Philippines has made significant progress in combating human trafficking even as he pledged the BI’s continued vigilance in stopping human trafficking victims from leaving or entering the country. David said the improvement of the Philippines’ […]

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Tweet Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred from leaving the country 34 prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Thailand. In a report to Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr., BI airport operations division acting chief Lina Andaman Pelia said the passengers were offloaded last April 7 as […]

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Tweet For the past three years, the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) has rejected about 2 per cent of re-entry permit applications from permanent residents (PRs). This was revealed by the Home Affairs Minister, K. Shanmugam, in response to a question from Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Audrey Wong, on the number of PRs […]

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