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Immigration lauds arrest of fake officer that duped aspiring OFW

The Bureau of Immigration lauded operatives of Pasig City Police for arresting a man who posed as accredited liaison officer and duped an aspiring Overseas Filipino Worker to pay more than P300,000 as placement fee to work in Africa. It was learned however that the flight details were all fake.

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PCG reports over 18,500 outbound passengers a day

The Philippine Coast Guard has monitored a total of 18,598 outbound passengers and 16,419 inbound passengers in all ports nationwide as of 12 noon today. The coast guard already placed its districts, stations, and sub-stations on 'heightened alert' from November 29 to November 4 to manage the influx of port passengers who will visit their families and loved ones in the provinces....

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Duterte, Tugade to inaugurate 7 seaport projects in Bohol

President Rodrigo Duterte, together with Transportation Secretary Art Tugade and Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, is set to lead the simultaneous inauguration of seven seaport projects in Bohol on Friday. The projects were completed in Tagbilaran, Jagna, Ubay, Tapal, Talibon, Loon, and Maribojoc Ports.

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DOTr pushes for 100% PUV passenger capacity in Metro Manila

In addition to the cash aid that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be handing out to PUV drivers, the agency also wants to help these people cope with the rising fuel prices by increasing the PUV passenger capacity in the metro. Assistant secretary Mark Steven Pastor confirmed that the DOTr has already submitted a proposal to allow PUVs in Metro Manila to operate at full capacity....

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Quarantine no longer mandatory for fully-vaccinated inbound travelers

The governments pandemic task force on Wednesday waived mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated inbound travelers. Starting October 14, Thursday, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated will instead be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure from their country of origin, MalacaƱang said in a statement....

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DOT eyes further reduction of COVID-19 RT-PCR testing fee

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Sunday that her agency is eyeing a further reduction in the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test for tourists. The government lifted last Friday its age restriction policy, particularly for those coming from Metro Manila, for travel to tourist destinations under modified general community quarantine and GCQ....

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BI shuffles 314 personnel at NAIA

As part of its continuing efforts to cleanse its ranks, the Bureau of Immigration on Sunday shuffled 314 of its personnel stationed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. BI acting ports operations chief Carlos Capulong said this will be the last rotation of the immigration personnel for 2021, as the next would be one the first quarter of 2022.

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This storied Makati hotel ranks No. 25 in intl travel

The Peninsula Manila tied at No. 25 with Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet. Magazine's Top 100 Hotels in the World list includes city hotels, jungle glamping, palace resorts, and safari lodges. The Peninsula Manila is the only Philippine hotel to make it on the coveted list. #In60words

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Philippine Airlines plans more flights in October

Philippine Airlines said Monday it would expand international and domestic flights next month in anticipation of a tourist and business travel revival. In a statement, the company said it is banking on ramped up vaccinations in the Philippines which, in turn, could help improve travel and economic conditions nationwide.

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No funds for dolomite under proposed Manila Bay rehab budget

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday the proposed budget for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay did not include funds for the artificial white sand beach made from crushed dolomite rocks. The P1.6 billion will comprise not for the dolomite, because the budget for dolomite was already given to us during 2020 and 2019, DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones said....

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BI suspends Order to Leave vs overstaying foreigners amid pandemic

The Bureau of Immigration is giving a regulatory relief for foreigners who have overstayed their temporary visitor's visa in the country as it temporarily suspends the issuance of Order to Leave amid the pandemic. The BI noted that the suspension also mirrors the leniency other countries extend to Filipinos who may be experiencing the same situation abroad....

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BI implements travel ban vs 9 countries on Red List

The Bureau of Immigration has started implementing the governments travel ban on passengers coming from Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland that are placed on the Philippines Red List. The travel ban took effect at 1200 AM of September 12 and will last until 1159 PM of September 18, 2021....

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BI nabs 3 Koreans wanted for cybercrimes

Bureau of Immigration operative have arrested this week at the Clark Freeport in Angeles City, Pampanga three South Korean nationals who are subjects of a warrant of arrest in their home country over their alleged violation of their game industry promotion act that penalizes illegal gambling.

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Immigration bureau beefs up manpower at NAIA

The Bureau of Immigration said they deployed 99 new immigration officers to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in anticipation of reopening of the countrys borders. The new batch of immigration inspectors completed their three-month training on related laws, rules and procedures before they were sent to the NAIA.

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Quezon City will soon implement no-contact apprehension along 15 major

The City of Manilas no-contact apprehension program (NCAP), which uses cameras along major thoroughfares to catch traffic violators and record their vehicles plate numbers. After the system was launched in December last year, traffic violations in the city have reportedly gone down by 25% to 31% month-on-month in the first half of 2021.

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