PHL intercepts suspected ISIS trainer

Security & Defense

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has barred the entry of a suspected trainer of terrorist group Daesh. The Immigration said its officers barred anew a 36-year-old Pakistani national, suspected of being a trainer for the terrorist group Daesh, from entering the country at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga on September 22.

The Pakistani was identified as Naeem Hussain who flew in via Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai.

“He was turned away because he is on our alert list of suspected international terrorists for being an alleged trainer of Daesh,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.


He was immediately excluded and booked on the first available flight to origin for being included in the bureau’s list of suspected international terrorists.

Hussain has been on the watchlist of the military intelligence community which sought the BI’s help in monitoring the Pakistani’s possible entry or departure from the country.


According to Hussein, he had been working as a digital designer for the last 16 years and that he traveled to the Philippines to visit his Filipina girlfriend who lives in Olongapo City.

He has been denied entry last May when he attempted to enter the country, also from Dubai, via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).