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Immigration bureau adopts ‘one-strike’ policy on complaints vs employees

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday that it will implement a “one-strike” policy which will involve the instant relief of employees that are the subject of complaints or investigations, calling it an anti-corruption measure.

Gov’t orders 3,000 overstaying Chinese nationals to leave

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) ordered almost 3,000 Chinese to leave the country after their 30-day visas given to tourists upon arrival lapsed.

Manila to deport US marine whom Duterte pardoned

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) will deport the US marine convicted in 2015 for killing a Filipino sex worker and whom President Rodrigo R. Duterte pardoned.

First-half Immigration collections drop amid coronavirus pandemic

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) collections fell by 39% in the first half from a year earlier due to travel restrictions amid a global coronavirus pandemic.

Bureau of Immigration allows foreigners to leave without visa stamps

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it is now allowing foreigners with approved visa applications to leave the country even if those visas have not been implemented and stamped in their passports.

Local governments told to allow foreigners to leave

THE Bureau of Immigration will allow foreigners to leave the country even without their alien certificate of registration ID, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

Airport immigration revamped after bribery scheme

THE Bureau of Immigration has revamped workers at Terminals 1 to 3 of the international airport in Manila after the Senate uncovered a bribery scheme involving Chinese workers in local offshore gaming companies.

9 more Japanese wanted for telecom fraud deported

THE SECOND batch of nine Japanese nationals wanted for telecommunications fraud were deported on Wednesday, the Bureau of Immigration said.

9 Japanese fraud suspects deported

NINE Japanese nationals wanted for telecommunication fraud in their country were deported on Monday, the Bureau of Immigration said.

Chinese linked to ‘pastillas’ scheme may be deported

SOME CHINESE nationals who are linked to the so-called “pastillas” scheme involving immigration officials could ultimately face deportation said Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra.

Chinese national who spat at traffic enforcer arrested by BI

THE CHINESE national who spat at a Manila traffic enforcer, with the video of the incident going viral on social media, was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on February 17.

5 BI officials relieved pending bribery probe

FIVE IMMIGRATION officials were relieved from their posts and re-assigned pending an investigation of an alleged bribery scheme involving Chinese workers in local offshore gaming companies.

3 Koreans, 8 Japanese wanted for fraud arrested

THREE KOREANS and eight Japanese who are all wanted for fraud in their countries have been arrested in different parts of Luzon, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Wednesday.

3 fugitives from justice to be deported

THE Bureau of Immigration will deport three fugitives from China and the US for various crimes, it said in a statement on Friday.

Quick visas stopped amid outbreak in China

THE Bureau of Immigration has stopped issuing Philippine visas on demand to Chinese tourists at the Manila airport amid an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus that has killed dozens in China.

3 Chinese, one Korean wanted for fraud to be deported —...

THE Bureau of Immigration will deport three Chinese nationals and a South Korean who are wanted for fraud in their countries, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

More than half of over 2,000 arrested illegal aliens in 2019...

MORE THAN 2,000 illegal aliens were arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2019, a majority of them Chinese nationals involved in unlicensed gaming operations and other illegitimate activities.

More than 300 illegal Chinese workers arrested

THE Bureau of Immigration arrested 342 illegal Chinese workers in a raid of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) in Quezon City, it said in a statement on Friday.

Pinoys warned vs social media recruitment

THE Bureau of Immigration has warned the public against illegal recruiters on social media who try to lure Filipinos into working overseas.

Gov’t deports 312 Chinese nationals after telecom fraud

THE GOVERNMENT was set to deport yesterday 312 Chinese nationals who got arrested last month for telecommunication fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said in a statement.

PHL to resume stamping of Chinese passports with 9-dash line claim

THE BUREAU of Immigration on Wednesday announced it will resume stamping on regular e-passports of nationals from the People’s Republic of China.

Over 300 illegal Chinese workers deported

MORE THAN 300 undocumented Chinese workers, including seven minors, were deported on Tuesday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported.

Alleged former Yakuza member nabbed

AN ALLEGED former member of the Japanese Yakuza syndicate was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Sept. 30 in Pasay City.

Bureau of Immigration arrests 277 Chinese fugitives accused of fraud

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said that it arrested 277 illegal workers, many of whom were Chinese nationals working for illegal online gaming operations.

Henchman of Bin Laden family to be deported — BI

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) will deport a Jordanian alleged to be a former aide of Osama Bin Laden’s brother-in-law, it said in a statement yesterday.

BI warns foreigners vs joining rallies, political activities

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) warned foreigners in the country against engaging in political activities such as rallies, less than a week before President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

BI job order workers in Korean extortion case terminated

JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to terminate the contracts of its eight job order workers allegedly involved in the extortion of P9.2 million from 15 Koreans.

18 BI agents suspended for alleged extortion

THE PRESIDENTIAL Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said the Office of the President and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) approved its recommendation to order the preventive suspension of 18 BI agents who allegedly attempted to extort P9 million from 15 Koreans they arrested last March 6 in Pampanga.

Chinese top list of arrested foreigners

CHINESE NATIONALS topped the list of the foreigners arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2018.

Multi-agency team to address foreign workers

A TECHNICAL working group (TWG) composed of representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be formed to address the influx of foreign workers in the country.

Japanese fraud ring leader nabbed in PHL

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested on Wednesday Japan’s most wanted fugitive, described as a “leader of a major fraud ring.”

8 ‘tourists’ bound for Cyprus stopped at NAIA

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) intercepted eight individuals who were suspected to be human trafficking victims at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Dec. 15 as they tried to leave for northern Cyprus in the guise of being tourists.

9 Koreans arrested at BF Homes business establishments

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested nine Korean nationals who were caught illegally working in several business establishments and are now facing deportation.

8 Chinese nabbed for illegal selling

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) recently arrested eight Chinese nationals for illegally selling retail goods in Manila. BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, in a statement yesterday, said the foreigners were caught in the act in two separate operations, conducted on Sept. 20 and 21, at the 168 Shopping Mall in Binondo’s Chinatown district.

BI denies Australian nun’s missionary visa extension

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has denied Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox’s request for a missionary visa extension request due to the deportation order against her.

34 Chinese suspected of working without visa arrested

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has detained 34 Chinese men caught in the act of working at a construction site and are suspected to have no appropriate visas.

BI upholds Fox deportation

THE BUREAU of Immigration has upheld the deportation of Australian missionary Patricia Fox, according to Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra.

BI issues new NAIA cards for international passengers

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

COA: BI lost P869 million in potential revenue due to confusion...

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2017 lost around P869 million of potential revenue from express lane fees due to...

Immigration bureau bolsters Mactan-Cebu team ahead of new terminal’s opening

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed a dozen more officers to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) ahead of the opening of its new passenger terminal on July 1.

Korean swindler pretending to be a journalist nabbed

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested a Korean national wanted in his home country for swindling up to 42.2 million won (P2 million) by pretending to be a journalist.

99 immigration officers deployed to NAIA for summer season peak

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started to deploy 99 newly-hired immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as the travel season...

Duterte stands firm on Australian nun’s deportation

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, May 2, said he will not reconsider the deportation order against Australian missionary Patricia Fox. The Bureau of Immigration’s...

6 foreigners in P6.4-billion shabu shipment case barred from leaving the...

FOUR Chinese and two Taiwanese nationals implicated in the P6.4-billion Chinese shabu shipment case have been disallowed from leaving the country, the Bureau of...

Australian nun ordered to leave PHL

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has ordered Australian missionary Patricia Fox “to leave the Philippines within 30 days from receipt of this order,” the...