220 Placed on Black List in March

Authorities in the Philippines are increasing the pressure on illegal online gambling hubs, barring over 150 Vietnamese nationals from the country in the month of March alone.

According to the nation’s news agency, some 220 individuals from various nationalities were barred entry during the month, including 30 Chinese and 14 Indonesians.

Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco noted that the barring actions do not target specific nationalities but are ‘based on meticulous scrutiny of travel patterns and activities of individuals’.

Paul Cardwell Arrested in Cebu

An American fugitive wanted for fraud was arrested in Cebu on April 3 while attempting to apply for a permanent resident visa, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported yesterday.

The BI said it received an alert about Paul David Cardwell, 57, on March 27 when the American used the bureau’s online services.

Cardwell’s conviction in the United States prompted the BI tourist visa section, headed by Raymond Remigio, to conduct a secondary check, according to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco.

Over 3000 Foreigners Banned From P I

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday announced that a total of 3,359 foreigners were barred from entering the Philippines in 2023. In a statement, the immigration bureau said some of the foreigners were blacklisted and banned from entering due to being classified as undesirable aliens, registered sex offenders or are wanted fugitives. Meanwhile, BI […]

Jinggoy Estrada convicted of bribery

Senator Jinggoy Estrada and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles are acquitted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division in connection with the infamous pork barrel scam.

Vloggers In The Philippines List Updated

For many years this site has hosted a list of known Vloggers that are either in the Philippines or have content related to the Philippines.
We have been informed that this list has been updated.

Vloggers Must Pay Taxes in Philippines

It’s an increasingly regulated world for online sellers and influencers. Last week, the BIR called on social media influencers to pay taxes or face charges.

American Pedophile nabbed at Clark Airport

AN alleged American paedophile wanted by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and US federal authorities for sexually abusing children was arrested by BI officers at the Clark International Airport (CIA). In his report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI’s border control and intelligence unit (BCIU) head Dennis Alcedo said Steven Daniel Griswold, 42, was […]

Fire Destroys 600 houses in Lapu Lapu

Around 600 houses were totally destroyed in a huge fire that hit a congested neighborhood in Barangay Pusok in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Tuesday afternoon. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan estimated around 20,000 individuals were affected and rendered homeless because of the blaze that began past 1 p.m. There are no reports of injuries, but […]