BI issues lookout bulletin for Julian Ongpin

Published September 22, 2021, 12:37 PM

by Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has included Julian Ongpin, son of a billionaire businessman and suspect over the death of his artist-girlfriend, in its list of monitored personalities.

Julian Ongpin Young Artists FB page/MANILA BULLETIN

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the inclusion was a result of an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), ordering the bureau to monitor Ongpin’s possible departure from the country.

We received an a memorandum from the DOJ ordering his inclusion in our ILBO database,” Morerente said.

According to Morente, the Immigration “immediately implemented” the DOJ order upon receiving it.

​​​​​Ongpin made headlines after being investigated over the death of painter Bree Johnson in a resort hotel in San Juan, La Union.

An ILBO is issued to monitor itineraries of flight, travel, or whereabouts of a subject that may attempt to leave the country.

“His name has been included in our derogatory database, and we are monitoring his border movement,” said Morente.

The BI said all immigration officers nationwide in both airports and seaports have been instructed to closely monitor his travel and to prudently verify if he has an existing warrant of arrest, if encountered.