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Bureau of Immigration cuts office hours but boosts airport staff

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has cut its office opening hours due to issues about unpaid overtime. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said today (Wednesday, May 3) that BI offices would now be open from 8am to 5pm instead of 7am to 5.30pm. BI staff at airports will continue to work nine-hour…




Bureau of Immigration warns of scam hitting love-struck foreigners

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is warning those ‘in love’ about a new scam that is doing the rounds in the Philippines. On Thursday the BI issued a warning about those who are sweet-talked into meeting up for love by telephone. The scam involves people posing as foreigners looking for new…


Philippine immigration office took more than three billion pesos in 2014

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration collected an all-time record in 2014, surpassing the three billion peso mark. BI commissioner Siegfred Mison said the 3.022 billion peso income for 2014 is 36.628 million higher then its 2013 mark. The BI says it is due to an more professional workforce. In 2014…