BI records entry of 2K foreigners after reopening tourism, sees 12K arrivals by month-end

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recorded over 8,000 arrivals — about 30 percent of which are foreigners — on the first day of eased restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign travelers. “Marami-rami po yung dumating…

Mass exit of foreign nationals to impact tourism — BI

Inquirer.net 11/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Mass departures of foreigners due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue until the end of the year and will have a major impact on the state of the country’s tourism, the Bureau of Immigration…

MCIAA assures foreigners due for repatriation follow protocols

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has assured that all foreigners that arrive in Cebu to board their repatriation flights have followed the proper protocols of the airport amid the coronavirus disease…

Gwen questions MCIAA for allowing Cebu to be ‘receptacle’ of foreigners due for repatriation

Rosalie Abatayo 03/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the Cebu provincial government’s ban on domestic and international arrivals, at least 38 foreign nationals have arrived in Cebu on Saturday, March 28, 2020, to board sweeper flights back to their countries.…

PH barring foreigners; DFA says no exceptions

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/20/2020

In another move by the government to control the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced on Twitter that all foreigners—with “no exceptions”—would be barred from entering the country on…

Man in drug watchlist arrested in Lapu-Lapu City

Norman Mendoza 02/20/2020

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A man considered to be a high value individual (HVI) on a regional level was arrested by police around 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2020, in Sitio Soong, Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. The suspect…

14-year-old twins rescued from 2 foreigners

Nestle L. Semilla 10/31/2018

  POLICE arrested two foreigners and their Filipina cohort after authorities rescued the 14-year-old female twins living with them in Asturias town in northwestern Cebu. John Herman Carder Jr., 76, and Jim Dean Syfert, 52, were arrested…

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

AP 08/15/2018

WELLINGTON — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. The government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes as it attempts…

Five foreigners arrested for illegal gambling in Lapu-Lapu City

Paul Lauro and Jessa Sotto 07/19/2018

At least five foreign nationals were arrested for illegal gambling in separate operations by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI – 7) in the barangays of Pajo and Basak, Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday night…

‘No partisan politics for foreigners’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2018

An official of a European Union (EU) political party who was deported after arriving in Cebu last Sunday voiced alarm over the Duterte administration’s hostility towards critics of its war on illegal drugs. “We are with you.…

Woman denies sexual abuse of son, admits stripping online for foreigners

Norman V. Mendoza 02/27/2018

CYBERPORN A 24-year-old mother who was caught in the act of offering to sexually abuse her three-year-old son and livestream the acts from her home in Sitio Kalachuchi, Barangay Looc Lapu-Lapu City denied police claims that she…

Polish national arrested for human trafficking

Nestle L. Semilla 01/10/2017

A 59-year-old Polish man was arrested by the police just before attempting to leave from the Hagnaya Port in San Remigio. Sen. Insp. Audie Pelayo of the San Remigio Municipal Police Station arrested Miroslaw Roman Nieczaja, 59,…

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