immigration Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on immigration Philippines


PH suspends visa on arrival for Chinese visitors due to coronavirus scare

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:44 PM

There is no policy to bar Chinese visitors in general, so those who have other valid visas can still enter the Philippines, says Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente

CORONAVIRUS SCARE. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the reports of new strain of Coronavirus from China and spreading to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

342 Chinese POGO workers without visas set to be deported

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:46 PM

POGOs are the country's fastest-growing industry. They have caused friction because of allegations of widespread tax evasion and the influx of tens of thousands of immigrant workers.

GAMING WORKERS. The Phil-Asian Gaming Expo at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. File photo by Rappler

PH 'refining' visa on arrival for Chinese due to overstaying issues

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Triggered by statements of concern on the influx of illegal Chinese workers, the Bureau of Immigration is also now considering the possibility of scrapping the scheme altogether

Blacklisted Australian rights activist leaves Philippines

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Gill Boehringer is the latest foreigner ordered out of the Philippines following Australian Catholic nun Patricia Fox, who has been fighting deportation since April

GILL BOEHRINGER. Australian professor Gill Boehringer, 84, poses for a photo inside the airport's day room at the international airport in Manila on August 14, 2018. Photo by AFP.

De Lima: Probe 'influx of Chinese nationals' in Philippines

Jun 03, 2018 - 12:14 PM

This influx of Chinese nationals 'steals jobs away from ordinary Filipinos,' says the office of Senator Leila de Lima

SENATE URGED. Leila de Lima asks the Senate to look into the rise of Chinese workers in the Philippines. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

PAL to passengers: Be 4-5 hours early at NAIA due to immigration woes

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Philippine Airlines cites 'insufficient staffing at the airport's immigration counters resulting to long lines'

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Trump tags 9 countries, including PH, as 'terrorist nations'

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:32 AM

We are letting people come in from terrorist nations that shouldn t be allowed because you can t vet them says Donald Trump who has built his campaign around an anti immigration platform

DONALD TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 01 February, 2016. File photo by John Taggart/EPA

Australia to allow Filipino boy with autism to stay

May 25, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton: I looked at the case and I have determined we will provide these people with a permanent arrangement and permanent outcome in Australia and I think that s good for them

GETTING TO STAY. Maria and Tyrone Sevilla. Image from the petition page

Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

Apr 27, 2015 - 12:47 PM

UPDATED The family of Tyrone Sevilla presents a petition signed by more than 120 000 people to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton s electoral office in Brisbane

UP FOR DEPORTATION. Maria and Tyrone Sevilla. Image from the petition page

OFW groups to HK politician: 'Apologize or we'll sue'

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Hong Kong executive councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk yee says that during her time as immigration chief she received complaints that the government was allowing Filipino domestic helpers to seduce their husbands

Why offload Team Rave? Senator wants BI, POEA to explain

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Senator Bam Aquino: ‘They have traveled several times to South Korea using the same documents they presented in the past without any hitch Suddenly they were barred from leaving without any valid reason ’

RAVE. DOTA 2 Team Rave. Photo from Rave-Dota Facebook page.

'Exciting times' for the Bureau of Immigration

Dec 21, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Newly appointed Immigration Chief Siegfred Mison admits the need for a change in culture

5 Chinese nationals detained as illegal aliens

Dec 17, 2013 - 10:22 PM

The Bureau of Immigration starts raids and detains illegal aliens after repeated warnings of the agency urging immigrants to apply for needed documents are ignored

'Go home': Is UK ad vs undocumented immigrants racist?

Sep 21, 2013 - 1:44 AM

The UK’s border agency deploys around London vans with billboards that say Go home or face arrest in a bid to flush out overstaying and undocumented immigrants

Screen grab from UK Home Office official Youtube channel

Filipinos contribute to TB cases in US - report

Mar 25, 2012 - 3:15 PM

The Philippines has been the second top country of origin of tuberculosis cases in the US since 1993 next only to Mexico