BI: 171 foreigners involved in sex crimes barred from entering PH in 2023 | Inquirer News

BI: 171 foreigners involved in sex crimes barred from entering PH in 2023

/ 07:09 PM January 06, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday that it barred 171 foreign nationals who were involved in sex offenses from entering the country in 2023.

According to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the foreign nationals who were apprehended were included in its blacklist.

“They were also placed in our blacklist of undesirable aliens to make sure that they are excluded if they attempt again to come here in the future,” Tansingco said.


The BI said that the number comprises 129 Americans, 15 British nationals, four Australians, and four Irishmen, as well as two Germans and two Chinese nationals.


A total of 153 foreigners were barred from entry for being registered sex offenders, and the rest were charged with sex crimes or facing similar complaints.

Tansingco added that the agency will not allow their entry into the country as they are a threat to women and children.

“Their presence poses a serious risk to our women and children,” he continued.


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