Jaime Morente - updates

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Duterte says he 'loves' immigration chief Morente amid POGO bribery mess

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:54 PM

Does the President exempt Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, a former Davao police chief, from accountability for the bribery scheme that let illegal Chinese workers slip into the country?

IMMIGRATION CHIEF. Bureau Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente in July 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Pastillas’ scheme top gun appointed by former justice secretary Aguirre – Morente

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:37 PM

Former BI deputy commissioner Marc Red Mariñas, installed by former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, appointed 3 officials that facilitated bribes from Chinese POGO workers

The officers from the Bureau of Immigration at the resumption of the inquiry into the alleged payout system called “Pastillas” to the immigration officers at the NAIA Terminal 1. February 20, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH resumes stamping Chinese passports with disputed 9-dash line

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Immigration chief Jaime Morente says the policy update is a better security protocol because 'sheets of papers can easily be lost'

NEW RULE. The Bureau of Immigration will now stamp Chinese passports that bear the disputed nine-dash line claim over the West Philippine Sea, ending a 7-year practice by the Philippine government. File photo

Philippines blocks entry of suspected ISIS trainer

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Suspected Islamic State trainer Naeem Hussain, a 36-year-old Pakistani, makes a second failed attempt to enter the Philippines this year

INTERCEPTED. A suspected ISIS trainer is booked on a flight out of the Philippines after he is intercepted at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. File photo from Clark International Airport website

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

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Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

DETAINED OVERNIGHT. Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox (C) is escorted by immigration officers during her release from detention at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila on April 17, 2018, a day after she was arrested. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Protesters in a rally outside the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on April 25, 2018, slam the BI order to forfeit the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Bureau of Immigration forfeits the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox 'due to her involvement in partisan political activities'

ORDERED TO LEAVE. Australian nun Patricia Fox is ordered to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in 'partisan political activities.' File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Salary woes still hound Immigration workers. Where's the solution?

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice rely on the proposed amendments to the Immigration Law which is just set to undergo 2nd reading at the House of Representatives

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS. An Immigration Officer processes a queue of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Kuwait cancels passport of alleged ISIS member arrested in PH

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Bomb maker Al Dhafiri will be deported to Kuwait where he faces trial for crimes against state security

Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Immigration commissioner Jaime Morente present suspected ISIS members Rafah Zina and Hussein Azo Al-Dhafiri during a press briefing at the NBI on April 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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PH immigration operatives nab 2 alleged ISIS members

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The suspects – a Kuwaiti man and a Syrian woman – are arrested in an entrapment operation at Bonifacio Global City

TERROR SUSPECTS. Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente presents reported ISIS members identified as Rafah Zina Dhafiri and Hussein Azo Aldafiri during a press briefing at the NBI on April 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aguirre unhappy with Morente's explanation of missing P20M

Dec 22, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Retired police senior superintendent Wally Sombero turns over to the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday December 22 P2 million

PROBE ORDERED. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II holds a press briefing in Malacañang on November 16, 2016. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

DOJ: Arrest Jack Lam upon return to PH 'if warranted'

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II warns about the strong possibility that the Chinese gaming tycoon may place himself beyond the reach of Philippine law

IMMIGRATION LOOKOUT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II orders the Bureau of Immigration to monitor Chinese gaming tycoon Jack Lam's entry into and departure from the Philippines. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Duterte orders arrest of gaming tycoon Jack Lam

Dec 03, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa calls on the public to provide authorities with any information on the gaming tycoon s whereabouts

BRIBERY. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of Jack Lam 'for the case of bribery and economic sabotage,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo