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BI suspends ‘Order to Leave’ vs overstaying foreigners amid pandemic

4:39 pm on 12 September 2021, Sunday

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Sunday that it is temporarily suspending the issuance of Order to Leave (OTL) against foreigners who have overstayed their temporary visitor's visa in the country amid the pandemic.    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente in a s...



BI implements travel ban vs 9 countries on ‘Red List’

2:56 pm on 12 September 2021, Sunday

The Bureau of Immigration has announced its enforcement of the temporary travel restrictions on passengers coming from nine countries on “Red List” starting September 12 as the country grapples with a surge in COVID-19 infections.   In a statement, the bureau said the ...



Immigration bureau beefs up manpower at NAIA

5:45 pm on 3 September 2021, Friday

The Bureau of Immigration said on Friday that they deployed 99 new immigration officers to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to beef up the manpower at the country’s premiere port.   In a statement, BI Port Operations chief Carlos Capulong said the ...



BI to implement extended travel ban amid Delta variant risk

2:49 pm on 15 August 2021, Sunday

The Bureau of Immigration has expressed readiness to implement the extended travel ban covering ten countries amid rising COVID-19 cases and the risk of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued an advisory reiterating the latest directive from the In...



AFP identifies 3 more fatalities in Sulu plane crash

3:13 pm on 8 August 2021, Sunday

Three more soldiers who died in the plane crash in Sulu last July have been identified, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Sunday.  This brings the total number of identified remains to 37, the AFP said in a statement. Report from authorities confir...



Incentives await OFWs in Hong Kong for COVID-19 jabs

3:09 pm on 8 August 2021, Sunday

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong said that incentives await overseas Filipino workers who will get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. The POLO in Hong Kong said that aside from the privilege of choosing the brand of anti-COVID vaccine, Filipino workers also have the chance o...



Police reminded to ensure free movement of essential cargo

4:24 pm on 1 August 2021, Sunday

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday reminded cops who will man checkpoints to ensure the free movement of cargo vans or trucks carrying essential goods ahead of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).  “We should ensure the free passage of cargo or delivery v...



DILG reminds public: NCR Plus travel bubble starts today

4:13 pm on 1 August 2021, Sunday

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reminding the public that the NCR Plus travel bubble starts today as Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been placed under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions.   DILG Secretary Eduardo M. A&ntil...



Creation of virology institute, OFW department among Senate priorities

4:39 pm on 25 July 2021, Sunday

Bills creating the Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines and the Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos are among the priority measures of senators for their third regular session, leaders of the upper chamber said on Sunday.    The measur...



PNP orders more cops to Manila Bay as dolomite beach reopens

2:57 pm on 20 July 2021, Tuesday

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar has directed the Manila Police District to send more men to the Manila Bay to ensure that minimum public health safety standards are observed by visitors at the dolomite beach.   “I have taske...



PH extends travel ban on India 6 other countries until July 31

3:28 pm on 14 July 2021, Wednesday

The Philippines once again extended the restrictions on travelers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates and Oman, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.    The travel ban, which was set to end on July 15, will stay in place until July 31,...


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