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180 ‘rude’ foreigners barred from entering PH in 2019 – BI

Updated January 10, 2020, 1:11 PM

By Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has barred 180 aliens from entering the country last year for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the number of rude aliens turned back in 2019 was slightly higher than the 133 foreigners who were barred in 2018.

In 2017, 129 were turned back for the same cause.

Morente said that aside from being returned to their port of origin, the discourteous aliens were also blacklisted and banned from coming back.

Such policy is grounded under a memorandum order that former BI Commissioner Andrea Domingo issued on March 29, 2001, which provides not only for the exclusion of a disrespectful foreign passenger but also his inclusion in the immigration blacklist.

“We thus reiterate our warning to foreigners intending to visit the Philippines that they should refrain from exhibiting bad behavior that would make them undeserving to enter our country,” Morente stressed.

Morente added that while the officers have been instructed to observe maximum tolerance, physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

According to BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina, most of the rude aliens were turned away at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan in Cebu.

Medina said some of the passengers were drunk, rowdy, and unruly when they presented themselves for primary inspection to immigration officers.

“Others, although sober, were arrogant and discourteous,” Medina added.  “They would shout expletives, and would even make derogatory statements about Filipinos or the country.”

Statistics from the BI’s airport operations section revealed that the total consisted of 63 Chinese nationals, followed by 23 Koreans, 10 Americans, nine Japanese, eight Australians, and five Britons.

Also in the list are four Malaysians, four New Zealanders, four Saudi nationals, four Singaporeans, four Vietnamese, three Germans, three Hongkong nationals, three Israelis, and three Swiss nationals.

"According to BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina, most of the rude aliens were turned away at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan in Cebu."

Oh please tell us why that is Captain Effing Obvious.

Embarrassing that the American number is so high but expect it to go way up if they start getting turned away for not having a visa.

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Paddy
22 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

They would shout expletives, and would even make derogatory statements about Filipinos or the country.”

All you have to do is look reasonable, smile, say “good morning/evening” etc as appropriate and get your 30 days. How hard can it be?

I was once asked what company I worked for. I pointed over the immigration officer’s shoulder to the wall behind him and said “that one”.  We had a chuckle, passport stamped, “have a nice visit” and off I went. 

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RogerDuMond
27 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

Embarrassing that the American number is so high but expect it to go way up if they start getting turned away for not having a visa.

In fairness to Americans, if you take into consideration the number of visitors to the Philippines from each nationality, the number for Americans is not high comparatively. 

https://www.dti.gov.ph/resources/statistics/tourist-arrivals

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rrider
3 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Statistics from the BI’s airport operations section revealed that the total consisted of 63 Chinese nationals, followed by 23 Koreans, 10 Americans, nine Japanese, eight Australians, and five Britons.

Also in the list are four Malaysians, four New Zealanders, four Saudi nationals, four Singaporeans, four Vietnamese, three Germans, three Hongkong nationals, three Israelis, and three Swiss nationals.

Nice see no Canadians on this list

3 hours ago, Paddy said:

I pointed over the immigration officer’s shoulder to the wall behind him and said “that one”.

Good one, I assume you were pointing at your wife? 

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Paddy
9 minutes ago, rrider said:

Nice see no Canadians on this list

Good one, I assume you were pointing at your wife? 

No - a wall sized ad for the company I worked for 😀

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