Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has detained a Cambodian national who attempted to apply for a Philippine passport using fake documents. BI intelligence chief Maria Antonette Bucasas-Mangrobang identified the Cambodian as 61-year-old Edy Hu. Hu is now at the immigration jail in Bicutan, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings. "He is an undesirable alien," Mangrobang […]

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Tweet Upon the directive of Secretary Leila De Lima, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has removed nearly 6,000 individuals from its hold departure list and watch list as part of ongoing efforts of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and BI to sanitize the bureau’s records and purge it of expired and obsolete derogatory orders. Immigration […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has beefed up its manpower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with the deployment of some 30 immigration officers there over the past three weeks, it was learned yesterday. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3 Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said the augmentation of BI personnel at the […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) defended its tight screening of Filipinos departing for abroad, saying the move is necessary to prevent the exodus of victims of human trafficking, illegal recruitment and even drug mules. “They should understand that we are doing this to protect our poor countrymen from being victimized by criminal syndicates who […]

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Tweet Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and intelligence agents have started undergoing retraining and refresher seminars as part of a program to bolster their capability in combating human trafficking and thwarting the entry of illegal aliens. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said more than a hundred BI employees […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 4th, 2011

Tweet   The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has detained three Manila-based Chinese jewelers arrested by the police for swindling a Filipino businessman of P200,000. BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. issued the order committing the aliens to the immigration detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City after the suspects were found to be using spurious immigration documents […]

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Tweet Philippines—An Indian couple suspected of being part of a syndicate that brings in illegal Indian nationals into the country, are now facing deportation proceedings. Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. identified the couple as Lakhvir Singh and Shinder Pal Kaur. They were arrested last June 7 at their house in Barangay Dalig, Antipolo City by […]

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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 Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. urged immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to step up their vigilance and intensify the agency’s campaign against human trafficking. David made the appeal during a dialogue with the bureau’s head supervisors and personnel assigned at the premiere port last Monday. David […]

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Barangay Singapore on January 28th, 2011

Tweet More than 21,000 prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Aug. to Dec. last year as part of the government’s intensified campaign against human trafficking, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said. Immigration officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma said the 21,709 persons who were offloaded from their flights all had […]

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