Taking A Break

Thanks to the lifting of the travel restrictions, we will now be taking a well deserved break and will be traveling back to to the Philippines to spend some quality time with our extended families and aquaintences  in Manila, Tarlac, Angeles City and Cebu. We will therefore be at the mercy of the Philippines Internet […]

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.

Four Americans Stopped at Airport

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it officers stationed at international airports has recorded more attempts of registered sex offenders (RSOs) to enter the country.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI frontline officers said that it has turned back four sex convicts who sought admission as tourists in separate occasions this March.

Mail Order Bride Stopped at Airport

She presented her marriage certificate in the hope of leaving the country as a bride to a foreigner but the document was not enough as she failed to answer basic questions which prompted the Bureau of Immigration at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport who deny them from leaving.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the victim and the suspect, whose names have been withheld, were prevented from boarding their flight to Shenzhen, China via Air Asia shortly before midnight on Feb. 28.

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.