In a decisive move to protect its borders, the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) has recently prevented five foreign nationals, identified as registered sex offenders, from entering the country.

The individuals, comprising four Americans and one New Zealander, were intercepted at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) between February 29 and March 3.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco confirmed that the five were immediately returned to their countries of origin and have been added to the BI’s blacklist to prevent future entry attempts.

This action aligns with the Philippines’ immigration laws, which prohibit individuals convicted of morally turpitudinous crimes, such as sex offenses, from entering the nation.

The BI’s vigilant efforts underscore the country’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens from foreign individuals with criminal backgrounds related to sexual offenses.

The swift response and subsequent barring of these individuals reflect the Philippines’ stringent enforcement of its immigration policies.