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October 2013

 BI WARNS BLACKLISTED ALIENS

 

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned foreigners blacklisted by the agency to stop using spurious immigration documents in attempting to leave the country, saying there is no way the ruse won’t be detected by alert BI personnel at the airports.

 

BI Officer-in-Charge Siegfred Mison issued the warning after immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) arrested a departing Chinese national whose passport contained fake immigration arrival and extension stamps.

 

Mison said the passenger, identified as Shi Jianjun, also presented a spurious Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) and a clearance purporting that he has no derogatory record with the bureau.

 

He was stopped from boarding his Cathay Pacific flight to Hongkong after immigration officers found that he is in the BI database of blacklisted aliens.

 

BI records showed that he was blacklisted on September 25, 2000 for falsifying information in his petition for a temporary resident visa.

 

“This trick will not work especially now that we are waging our ‘good guys in, bad guys out’ campaign which, among others, targets foreigners using fake immigration documents,” Mison said.

 

He noted that in attempting to leave with spurious documents the arrested passenger also tried to deprive the government of much needed revenues by evading payment of extension fees amounting to hundreds of thousands of pesos.

 

When investigated the passenger said he paid a certain “Joey” P40,000 to facilitate the procurement of the bogus stamps and fake documents.

 

Atty. Jose Carlitos Licas, BI Acting Intelligence Chief, disclosed it was the second time in just a week that a blacklisted alien was caught trying to leave the country with spurious documents.

 

Licas said that last Sept. 22 a Chinese national named Song Xiaoli was stopped at the NAIA after a computer check showed that he was blacklisted by the BI on Sept. 7, 2011 when he was excluded from entering the country.

The passenger reportedly claimed that a fellow Chinese named Wu She Huey, who has contacts at the NAIA, had been facilitating his entry and exit from the country for the past two years, including the fake arrival stamp and multiple visa extensions that were found on his passport.

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