5 'fake' gov't employees intercepted at NAIA; barred from travelling to Thailand -- BI


Five Filipinas who posed as government employees were prevented from leaving the country due to spurious travel documents, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The BI said the five Filipinas were stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Tuesday, Oct. 24, before they could board their flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

“The passengers, who were promised high paying jobs in Thailand, presented dubious travel authority from government agencies where they are purportedly employed,” it said.

They admitted during questioning that "they are unemployed and that the travel authority certificates and other documents they presented are spurious and were only given to them by their handlers.”

“At least two of the passengers admitted they each gave their recruiter more than P30,000 to facilitate their travel abroad,” it said. 

It also said the identity of the alleged recuiter has been forwarded to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for investigation and filing of appropriate charges.