Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 intercepted three Chinese nationals with falsified passport stamps last Wednesday.
In a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said that the three identified as Qiu Qilong, Su Lianfa, and Wang Huiting were intercepted upon attempting to depart via a Philippine Airlines flight for Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
“Upon verification of our records, it was confirmed that they falsified their previous travel history,” said Medina. “In their passports you would see that they arrived last February, but our database clearly shows that they’ve been here without leaving since January,” he added.
Medina shared that their centralized database contains all the travel information of arriving and departing passengers, hence “falsification of such in travel documents would be easily detected by officers”.
The three have been immediately sent back to their port of origin and included the BI’s blacklist. BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION