BI stops Lebanon-bound Pinay household workers at Iloilo airport

MANILA — Immigration officials intercepted six suspected human trafficking victims who attempted to leave the country for Lebanon at the Iloilo International Airport (IIA). In a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente Wednesday, Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) head Ma. Timotea Barizo said the women, who were illegally recruited to work as domestic helpers were … Read More

Clearing ops in Tisoy-damaged roads ongoing: DPWH

MANILA — Clearing operations in roads damaged by Typhoon “Tisoy” (Kammuri) continue as damage to infrastructure has exceeded PHP2 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday. “As per initial reports submitted by DPWH Regional Offices, partial cost of damage to roads, bridges, flood control, other public buildings is at PHP2.727-billion,” the agency … Read More

Customs seizes P70-M fake goods in Binondo

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday reported the discovery of smuggled counterfeit high-end products and other items worth around PHP70 million in Manila. In a statement, the bureau said the combined elements of the Customs Intelligence Group (IG), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service-Intellectual Property Rights Division (CIIS-IPRD) and the Armed Forces of the … Read More