BI intercepts Filipina attempting to leave PH to visit 'husband' abroad | Inquirer News

BI intercepts Filipina attempting to leave PH to visit ‘husband’ abroad

/ 11:11 AM October 28, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino woman with fraudulent documents, pretending to have a husband abroad, was intercepted by immigration officers, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported.

According to BI on Friday, the Filipina claimed that she was going to visit her husband in Oman, but it was discovered that all her presented documents are counterfeit.


The BI said the woman is aware that her documents are fake and paid more than P30,000 to acquire them. Authorities believe that the documents were used to illegally work abroad.


The immigration bureau found out that the wedding certificate she presented was fake, as well as the affidavit of support of her non-existent husband. The BI’s immigration protection and border enforcement section also reported that the woman even presented an edited wedding picture.

An incident report from the bureau shows that the woman was enticed to avail the illegal services because of the alleged successful stories from her recruiter’s other clients.

Her interception on October 19 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport came after immigration officers discovered that her previous departure was deferred as she was caught using spurious travel documents, the bureau noted.

The BI said her travel records show that she recently attempted to leave for Malaysia last September, but was stopped for having improper documents.

The Filipina’s case was forwarded to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking for filing of cases against her recruiter, the BI said.

The bureau then warned travelers not to fall prey to recruiters providing them fake documents.


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