by Robertzon Ramirez, Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star) – 9 Sep 2020
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently stopped two Filipinas from leaving for the United Arab Emirates after they presented fake documents, an official said yesterday.
The Filipinas were about to board a flight to Dubai on Sept. 1 when they were intercepted at the immigration area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.
The women told immigration officers they were supposed to work abroad but their employment certificates were found to have been falsified, according to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente.
He warned the public that human traffickers are “back in business” even as the country continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are warning our kababayans not to fall prey to the nefarious activities of these syndicates who do not feel any remorse in preying on their poor countrymen amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” Morente said.