3 victims of illegal recruitment stopped at Mactan airport | Inquirer News

3 victims of illegal recruitment stopped at Mactan airport

/ 03:16 PM December 05, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — Three Filipinos who claimed to be tourists going on a four-day trip to Hong Kong were apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for being identified as victims of illegal recruitment.

According to the BI, the three tried to board a flight at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport on December 2.

However, they admitted that they actually had tickets to Vietnam where they would undergo a hiring process referred to them by an acquaintance.


The names of the three were not disclosed by the BI for their protection.


According to BI Commissioner Norman Tansinco, Filipinos who want to get jobs overseas must undergo the right processes and be careful of recruitment schemes.

“It is crucial for aspiring overseas workers to undergo the right processes, secure the appropriate documents, and be cautious of schemes that exploit their vulnerability,” Tansingco said.

“Remain vigilant and always seek the help of authorized agencies, especially amid the influx of international passengers who will be vacationing during the holidays,” he added.


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