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The year of suffering the BI queue

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE long queues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 2018 has become the major source of complaints of passengers, a lot of them feel aggravated or get annoyed as they worry of missing their flights. The passengers on morning flight schedules were complaining of the long and slow queue movement at the Bureau of Immigration […]

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Special BI counters created to expeditiously process departing OFWs

By Benjamin Lim Vergara SPECIAL immigration counters were created at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other ports to expeditiously process departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina said the new system will ease OFWs’ travel out of the country as instructions were already given to immigration personnel to ensure that OFWs […]

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Immigration officers told to be courteous

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION officers nationwide, especially at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, were reminded to be courteous and polite in dealing with the public following the failure of some of them to comply the prescribed decorum. Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioner Marc Red Mariñas issued the reminder after noting that some officers are violating the bureau’s policy […]

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NAIA BI officer allegedly mistreated PH chess grandmaster for interrupting his cellphone game

By Benjie Lim Vergara A BUREAU of Immigration officer assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport allegedly maltreated one of the country’s chess grandmaster recently after he was “disturbed” with a polite inquiry about the terminal fee refund by the renowned chess player while he was reportedly engrossed playing a cellular phone game. Filipino Chess Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio said […]

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A foreigner tries out the Bureau of Immigration Information System (BIIS) E-Counter at NAIA terminal 3. Photo © http://newsbytes.ph

E-Gate installed in PH airports to facilitate fast processing of passengers – BI

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Immigration on Thursday afternoon introduced a PhP328 million electronic gate system or e-Gate to enhance and lessen the clearing time of travelers. BI officials said the e-Gate, an initiative introduced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called Fast Travel program, will simplify and efficiently improve clearing processes. It also “aims to provide […]

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BI at the NAIA saved 3 potential victims of human trafficking syndicate by timely intervention

BI at the NAIA saved 3 potential victims of human trafficking syndicate by timely intervention

By Benjie Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday saved three potential victims of a human trafficking syndicate by preventing them to board a Saudi Arabia bound flight after they were found to be hired by a suspected illegal recruiter. A Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) of the immigration bureau led by Julius Caesar […]

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